Sunday 23rd July 2023, 10.30am

All-age Worship with Baptisms and Reception into Church Membership, led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Come in, the water’s lovely – Encountering God in rivers, seas and lakeside stories.

4. Jesus at the well – ‘A spring of water gushing up to eternal life’

This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via the Church’s website – our YouTube Channel or via our Facebook page. There is an archive of service recordings,        including this one, on our website which can be viewed at home. If you would like some help to access any of them please email – or telephone us on 01483 763078. If you would like a recording of this Service, and any other, they are available in various formats by request. Please contact the Church Office


Welcome and Notices
Call to Worship
Hymn – To God be the glory (R&S 289)
Jesus and the Woman at the well, John 4
Testimony by Oliver Stillwell
Hymn Chosen by Oliver – Men of faith rise up and sing
Testimonies by Robert White and Grace Brierley
Hymn chosen by Grace – Can I ascend the hill of the Lord
Hymn chosen by Robert – Blessed be your name
Declarations by Oliver, Robert and Grace
Hymn – Be still for the presence of the Lord
Prayer time
Reception of new Members
Promise by the congregation
Hymn – In Christ Alone
Blessing & The Grace


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

Heathside Car Park ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) has started and there is a new arrangement for free Sunday morning (up until 1 pm) parking for those attending this Church. Please key in your registration number on a device in the foyer in the Church each time you are here. This can be on arrival or as you leave, which will help with congestion. The barrier will rise to let you out of the car park because your number will be recognised. In these early weeks of the new system it is still advisable to display your permit on your windscreen, available from the Welcomers

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.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Andrew Gibb is at St Paul’s URC, Bracknell and Vivien Gerhold is at London Street URC, Basingstoke this morning.

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.

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.

Woking URC Summer Camp – Saturday 29th July to Saturday 5th August A great week away full of activities and Bible theme for children aged 8 – 11 and Youth aged 11 – 17. Staying at Thriftwood Activity Centre, Brentwood. Booking via –

Vacancy for part-time Church Premises Manager at Woking URC. Tiny Colleer has retired after 12 years’ service to the Church, and this post is still being advertised in various places. If you know of anyone who might be interested in applying an information pack with application form is available from Morwenna Jones, Church Administrator – or via the homepage of the Woking URC website,


Please note that changes to this calendar will be announced in Church or via email.

TODAY5.30pm Youth Group
MONDAY9.30am Children’s Holiday Fun Club – Super Sleuths – day 1.
TUESDAY9.30am Children’s Holiday Fun Club – Super Sleuths – day 2
WEDNESDAY9.30am Children’s Holiday Fun Club – Super Sleuths – day 3
THURSDAY9.30am Children’s Holiday Fun Club – Super Sleuths – day 4   11.00am Mid-Week Prayers and Reflection – at the Manse, 6 Sylvan Close (off Park Road). This week only.
SATURDAYChurch Sumer Camp for children and young people begins at Thriftwood Activity Centre, Brentwood, Essex – until 5th August
NEXT SUNDAY10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.   10.30 am Morning Worship let by the Minister – Jesus walks on water.   Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday— Please see previous page.   3.00pm T@3
UPCOMINGTuesday 29th to Thursday 31st August – Holiday @ Home See Church Magazine or contact David Tuson, Church and Community Worker for more information.