Today’s service is led by the Revd Dr Nick Jones  Introduction Hello, and welcome to today’s worship. My name is Rev Nick Jones and I’m a URC minister in Mersey Synod, serving Chester Road United Reformed Church in Ellesmere Port, and also Heswall URC where I am speaking to you from today. Here at Heswall …

Waymarks“The longest journey is the journey inwards”* Dear Friends, I hope you enjoyed Neil’s short series exploring a range of themes that came to him in Lockdown.  We now turn to a week’s worth of reflections by Stephen Dawson, an elder at Ipswich Road URC in Norwich using ideas from Dag Hammarskjöld.  Stephen writes: “Vägmarken”, …

The annual report of the Merton Winter Night Shelter is now available (CLICK HERE).  Do take a few moments to read all about it.

Friday, 21 June 2024 Reflection  I wonder what your daily routine includes? What are the little essentials that add up to normality for you? For me, coffee is pretty much an essential. A standing joke is that when we’re out for the day, I’m keeping an eye open for a likely coffee stop. I’m almost …

Join us for our Sunday service at 11:00 when the Revd Jacob Bali (Minister) will lead us in worship.  We will be looking at the Old Testament story of David and Goliath as found in 1 Samuel chapter 17. Our Chinese Group and the Junior Church will leave after the second hymn for their own …

Thursday, 20 June 2024  Reflection The apple blossom glows and promises the possibility of harvest long months ahead. The dainty flowers are edged with hints of pink. The annual rhythms of nature carry on in all their tiny and not so tiny splendours. Some things are, simply, good. God made them so… Life goes onand …

Reflection The little blocks of paint in my box are waiting for water, a brush and paper. Painting with watercolour, as so many discover, is endlessly fascinating because it is always a bit unforgiving. There’s a run and unexpected combination as colours mix. I can lift some paint off the page with a wet brush …

What can we bear witness to? What story might we tell of all that faith means for us? What account might we give of what God is up to in our lives? We read a powerful companion piece to this thief’s crucifixion confession in Hebrews: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud …

inspiration in your inbox Monday, 17 June 2024 Reflection Someone stands before supermarket shelves stripped by panic buyers. Desperation and fear have worked their worse. Shared endurance has collapsed into survival of the fittest. I’m grabbing all I can for my needs. Even if I’m thinking about your needs, I’m not going to let them …

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come!2 Corinthians 5.17 Today’s service is led by the Revd Dr Elizabeth Welch  Introduction Hello. I am the Revd Dr Elizabeth Welch, a semi-retired URC minister. I still lead worship on average every other week and am involved …