Sunday 30th July 2023, 10.30am Morning Worship

led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

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

5 Jesus Walks on Water

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 – Bless the Lord, O my soul (10,000 reasons)
           – Jesus, be the centre

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Creep, creep, creep (Let you light shine)

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible readings:
Isaiah 43 v1-2 – Read by Julie Roxburgh
Matthew 14 v22-36 – Read by Ronald Smith

Hymn – Father, hear the prayer we offer (R&S 495)


Hymn – Lord of creation, to you be all praise (R&S 532)

Prayers for Others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – I want to walk with Jesus Christ (R&S 367)

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

– 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.

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.

Nominations for forthcoming Election of Elders. There is a box for your completed nomination forms in the Forum, and also some spare printed forms.

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

Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st August – Holiday @ Home. Three days of inclusive fun and friendship, activities and entertainment from arrivals at 10.30 am to tea/coffee and departures from 3.45 pm. For further details, and if transport would be helpful, please contact David Tuson, Church & Community Worker on 07817 007780 or email –

Thursday 31st August – next Lunch and Talk – Valparaiso Bound by Elspeth Carruthers. Sign up sheet in the Forum today.


Please note that due to the summer holidays there will not be any further weekday activities for children and young people until September.

TODAYChurch Sumer Camp for children and young people begins at Thriftwood Activity Centre, Brentwood, Essex – until 5th August 3.00pm T@3
THURSDAY11.00am Mid-week Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: https:// Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
NEXT SUNDAY10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.

10.30 am Communion Service led by the Minister – A miraculous catch

Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday— Please see previous page.
UPCOMINGHoliday @ Home.
Next Lunch and Talk
Please see previous page