Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2023 10.30am

Morning Worship

Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Welcome and Notices

Call to Worship

Hymns – O God beyond all praising (to the tune of Thaxted)

There is a higher throne

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Great is the darkness (Come Lord Jesus)

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings-

Matthew 5 v1-16 & v43-48 – Read by Vivien Gerhold

Revelation 21 v1-7 – Read by Bruce McLaren

Act of Remembrance

Hymn – Our God Our Help in Ages Past (R&S 705)


Act of Commitment

Hymn – Make me a channel of your peace (R&S 629)

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn – I cannot tell (R&S 265)

Blessing & The Grace

You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service. They will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary. Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.

Heathside Car Park. Free Sunday morning (up until 1 pm) parking for those attending this Church. Please key in your registration number on a device in the Forum in the Church each time you are here. This can be on arrival or as you leave. The barrier will rise to let you out of the car park because your number will be recognised. For the time being it is still advisable to display your Church permit on your windscreen, available from the Welcomers.

If you would like to donate to the work of the Church this can be done in a variety of ways as described on the “Giving to the Church” page of the website. For one-off gifts, there is a direct link to the Dona online page from the “Give Online” button on the Home page, and the contactless device in the Forum is also available. There is a plate at the back of the Church and an offering bag under the Dona device in the Forum for anyone wishing to make a cash donation.

Prayer Handbooks and URC Diaries 2024. If you have ordered either or both they are available from Joan Smyth in the Forum today.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Andrew Gibb is at Windsor URC and John Sinclair is at London Street URC, Basingstoke this morning.

Care4Creation – Please take a look at the display boards in the Forum which are related to the recent worship series, the ongoing work of the Green Team and the Church’s environmental commitments.

You may contribute to this funding through the card machine in the Forum or via the Church’s website.

Funeral Service for the Revd Cecil Macaulay – Wednesday 15th November. This will be held at

10.45 am at Oak Chapel, Crownhill Crematorium, Milton Keynes, MK8 0AH.

There will be a reception following from 12.00 – 3.00 pm at The Cross and Stable Church, Stable Yard, Saddlers Place, Downs Barn, Milton Keynes, MK14 7RZ. Please let Lucy know if you would like to attend. Donations in memory of ‘Revd Robert Cecil Macaulay’ can be made to The British Heart Foundation directly online at

Collection point for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary every Sunday. Items which would be appreciated by the York Road Project are: Sugar sachets, coffee sachets, jars of coffee, tea; pasta, rice; squash (orange or blackcurrant), bottled or cans of water; pot noodles; fresh fruit and vegetables; individually wrapped biscuits or other snacks, individual chocolate bars, tinned goods; boxer shorts (new) – men’s small and medium.

Your Sanctuary would particularly be grateful for tea, coffee, pasta, rice, tins of beans, veg, soups

etc. Also toiletries, and new or nearly new unwanted items which may be sold on Ebay.

Christmas greetings to the Church family.

A Christmas ‘Extra’ issued during December is being planned again. Instead of sending individual cards your short Christmas greetings and, possibly, pictures (drawings or photos) will be included for ‘the whole Church family’. Email message/picture can be sent to and handwritten entries can be left the Church office or phoned through there or to Kate Gray. These messages, and any pictures are required by Thursday 7th December. To take part in this you are invited to make a donation to WaterAid. This can be – 1. By selecting WaterAid on the card machine in the Forum; 2. Via the “Give Online” link on the front page of the church website and select Water Aid; 3. Direct to the Church CAF Bank account, Sort Code 40-52-40; Account Number 00033567, reference WaterAid. The HSBC account, details on the “Giving to the Church” section of the website, may also be used if more convenient. 4. By cheque, payable to Woking URC, with Water Aid written on the back.

MONDAY7.00 am Community Coffee for passers by the Church. 2.00 pm Knitting Fellowship. Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade groups – Anchors and Explorers (ages 4/5 – school year 3) 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm Junior Section Boys and Girls (school years 4-6) 5.30 pm to 7 pm Company, Senior and Brigader Sections (school years 7-13) 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm (Girls finish) and 9.15 pm (Boys finish)
TUESDAY9.30 am Prayers for Children and Young People (Youth Room).
WEDNESDAY10.45 am Funeral Service for the Revd Cecil Macaulay in Milton Keynes – see previous page. 10.00 am Baby and Toddler Group. 8.00 pm Recharge – Candlelit Taize style Service
THURSDAY10.00 am Refill – Bible Study and Discussion Group (mainly for parents).   11.00 am Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118. 12.30 (nb new time) – Lunch Club
NEXT10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.
SUNDAY10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister – Helping Hands.
 Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday – please see previous page.
 3.00 pm T@3. 5.30 pm Youth Group
UPCOMINGSunday 26th November – Lunch, followed by Church Meeting. Sign -up sheet for lunch (to eat and to help) and for childcare during the meeting in the Forum. Ballot papers for the election of Elders (if you are unable to attend the meeting) are available from the Church Secretary. Thursday 30th November at 7.30 pm at St Dunstan’s RC Church, Shaftesbury Road. Loggerhead Turtles: a Conservation Talk. See poster in foyer and screen advert.

The Church Treasurer, Chris Temple, is away until 21st November. Please contact the Assistant Church Treasurer, Jen Dickson in his absence concerning any urgent matter or payment.