There are over 20 hymns by Fred Kaan in Rejoice and Sing, so it is not surprising that one of his hymns is often chosen by our worship leaders. Fred Kaan was born in the Netherlands and his teenage years were the time of the Nazi occupation. His parents were active in the Dutch Resistance, […]
Food Banks Like many churches and schools we give gifts to our local Food Bank at Harvest time. There are at least 2,000 food banks operating in the UK, giving out emergency food parcels on a weekly basis to people in need. The biggest food bank network is the Trussell Trust, which gave a record […]
At a recent Sunday Service when groups using the building were invited, a visual representation of the church in the community was created. At the centre of the building is faith represented by the cross. But the Church is more than the building. The members reach out into the community, so there is a larger […]
The Revd Sue Chapman led her final service at Edward Street URC before she moves to Hove to take up a new post. She commented on how inspiring she had found the fellowship, and on the special gift of hospitality it displays. Her remarks were based on a reading from 1 Corinthians about the gifts […]
The next Friendship Morning will be on September 12th. As usual the purpose of the Friendship Morning is to get to know people in a relaxed atmosphere. This time it coincides with the Sponsored Bike n’ Hike, so there will be a greater variety of people to meet. Everybody welcome!
We will celebrate the festival of Pentecost on the 24th May. The Reverend Sue Chapman will lead the service, which include Holy Communion, and be followed by a faith lunch. Pentecost is a celebration of the experience of the Holy Spirit which transformed the earliest Christians and continues to empower Christians today. This day is […]
Sometimes on a mountain-top all you can see is the mist or fog that is surrounding you. But when it clears, a magnificent view is revealed, and your breath is taken away in wonder. Sometimes as you are getting to know someone they seem quite strange. Then as you share experiences, and go through good […]
Edward Street Church is in the middle of the community. That’s where we want it to be. A Church amongst the people and for the people. We support local charities, e.g. Keech Hospice, Air Ambulance and Crisis were our Christmas charities. We also have a monthly Traidcraft stall to support producers in other countries. Several […]