Socially Distant


We might be distant from each other physically, but we needn't be spiritually - and we certainly need not be distant from God...

Welcome to Sunday Worship!

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New songs that we've been introducing in worship over the last few weeks can be found as a playlist on our YouTube channel.

Information about the church building opening for private prayer - procedures and risk assessment - available on the News page.

A letter about when we hope to open for public worship on Sundays - and what is on offer in the meantime.

Visit last week's service.

(Sunday 9 August)


Led by Revd Bryn Rickards

All Age Worship



Who breaks the power of sin and darkness
Whose love is mighty and so much stronger
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder
And leaves us breathless in awe and wonder
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

This is amazing grace
This is unfailing love
That You would take my place
That You would bear my cross
You laid down Your life
That I would be set free
Oh, Jesus, I sing for
All that You've done for me

Who brings our chaos back into order
Who makes the orphan a son and daughter
The King of Glory, the King of Glory

Who rules the nations with truth and justice
Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy is the King who conquered the grave

Worthy, worthy, worthy

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I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me.
I see His wounds, His hands, His feet.
My Saviour on that cursed tree

His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph's tomb.
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all alone

O praise the name of the Lord our God
O praise His name forever more
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God

Then on the third at break of dawn,
The Son of heaven rose again.
O trampled death where is your sting?
The angels roar for Christ the King


He shall return in robes of white,
The blazing Son shall pierce the night.
And I will rise among the saints,
My gaze transfixed on Jesus' face


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One version you might like to use...

‘Our Father in heaven:

    May your holy name be honoured;

may your Kingdom come;

    may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today the food we need.

Forgive us the wrongs we have done,

    as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us.

Do not bring us to hard testing,

    but keep us safe from the Evil One.

For yours is the kingdom,

    and the power, and the glory, forever.


Reflection: United?

Questions to think and talk about

When have you felt very ‘united’ with a group of other people? Who were they?

What were you doing? How did you feel? Why did you feel so connected with each other?

What makes you feel united with others at church?

When have you felt most united with other Christians?


Read by Ric Lambert

(If you've got younger ones, you could just read or listen to the first reading)


How wonderful it is, how pleasant,
    for God's people to live together in harmony!
It is like the precious anointing oil
    running down from Aaron's head and beard,
    down to the collar of his robes.
It is like the dew on Mount Hermon,
    falling on the hills of Zion.
That is where the Lord has promised his blessing—
    life that never ends.


MATTHEW 15:10-20

Then Jesus called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand! It is not what goes into your mouth that makes you ritually unclean; rather, what comes out of it makes you unclean.”

Then the disciples came to him and said, “Do you know that the Pharisees had their feelings hurt by what you said?”

“Every plant which my Father in heaven did not plant will be pulled up,” answered Jesus. “Don't worry about them! They are blind leaders of the blind; and when one blind man leads another, both fall into a ditch.”

Peter spoke up, “Explain this saying to us.”

Jesus said to them, “You are still no more intelligent than the others. Don't you understand? Anything that goes into your mouth goes into your stomach and then on out of your body. But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these are the things that make you ritually unclean. For from your heart come the evil ideas which lead you to kill, commit adultery, and do other immoral things; to rob, lie, and slander others. These are the things that make you unclean. But to eat without washing your hands as they say you should—this doesn't make you unclean.”

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(Good News Version)

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(Good News Version)

Message: A Vision of Unity

Whilst you listen to the message, younger (and not so younger) ones, may like to colour in the downloadable and printable page (click on the image).

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«Троица» (The Trinity) by Andrei Rublev

1411 or 1425-27

Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow


As we come to share communion, let's sing a song that recognises what unites us - the presence and sacrifice of Jesus.

Live Communion - 11:20am

This is a recording of our live communion service.

Prayers of Intercession

Offered by Jan Dicks

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Offertory Prayer

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Why not use these words from Jan's prayers to pray with your kids?...

Lord, help us to see others with your eyes of love and inclusion, not with eyes which see only difference in skin colour, language spoken, creed and culture.

Think of somebody you know or know of who follows a different religion and hold them before God.

Think of someone you know who goes to a church of a different denomination and hold them before God.

Hymn or Song


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MINISTER: Revd Bryn Rickards

T: 01473 829197

M: 07510 311900



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WEB: Tom Gordon


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