Easter Day sermon

But…..not what you might expect!  Sermon given at St. Andrew’s Ealing by Revd Maggie Hindley, Easter Day, Sunday 17th April 2022  I was taught, many years ago, in relation to emotional literacy – I can’t remember what the context was – to be very careful in the use of the word but. But trumps whatever […]

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Easter Day service

An audio service recorded by Revd Dr Elizabeth Welch and members of the St. Andrew’s Ealing congregation for Easter Day. The Rev’d Dr Elizabeth Welch Opening Music:       St Andrews music group sing Alleluia Introduction Happy Easter! May this day be filled with Alleluias in the presence of the Risen Christ! I’m Elizabeth Welch, a URC minister […]

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Advent message from Moderator

Dear friends, At the start of 2021 we were filled with hope. Nothing could be as challenging as the previous year…. could it? The miracle of the vaccination programme was beginning to be rolled out. Life would return to normal before too long. But, of course, it wasn’t until Easter that some churches re-opened and […]

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Jubilee Service at Methodist Central Hall

Free tickets are now available for the United Reformed Church (URC’s) 50th Anniversary Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving taking place on 1 October 2022, at Methodist Central Hall Westminster, London, where the Uniting Assembly of the United Reformed Church took place in 1972. The day starts at United Reformed Church House at 86 Tavistock Place, […]

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Remembrance

Sermon given by Revd. Sue McCoan, St. Andrew’s Ealing, on Remembrance Sunday 2020 Bible reading: Psalm 46 I trained for ministry at Westminster College, Cambridge. One morning, I was cycling back from a lecture at Ridley Hall into the centre of Cambridge, one of a stream of bicycles, when all of a sudden the bike […]

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Reflection 5th July

Reflection 5th July by Revd Sue McCoan  Yesterday was hailed as Liberation Day – or, in some of the papers, Super Saturday. After 100 days of lockdown, the pubs are open again! Hurrah! Also hairdressers and hotels and other businesses and, somewhere in the small print near the end of the article, places of worship. […]

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Reflection 28th June

Hymn: Let us build a house where love can dwell   © Marty Haugen 1994   Reflection by Revd Sue McCoan No prizes for guessing, from the hymn, that the theme for today is ‘welcome’ – the way we are made welcome, and the way we welcome others. It might seem like tactless timing, given that […]

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Reflection 21st June

Reflection by Revd Sue McCoan  Last week, we reflected on freedom, partly because we were feeling the lack of it. This week I am reflecting on ‘Glory’, and after 2 months without a hairdresser I’m a bit short on that too. When I think of glory, it goes with splendour and majesty – pictures of […]

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Reflection 14th June

Reflection by Revd. Sue McCoan  If you’ve been watching anything on commercial TV lately, and you’ve seen the adverts, you will almost certainly have seen the one inviting people to pick this year’s crops. For umpteen years now, most of the soft fruit and summer vegetables in this country have been picked by seasonal workers, […]

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