Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Thursday, 07 October 2021 17:19

Let there be light

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In October we can celebrate the life and work of William Tyndale.  His life was devoted to the translation of the Bible from Latin and Hebrew into the everyday language of the people in the 15th century.   He did all his work of translation in Germany and the Low Countries, as it was forbidden in England.   He famously said, “a boy that driveth the plough” will be able to read the scriptures for himself. The new translations were smuggled into England via the 'cloth routes'.   Merchants came from Europe to the Cotswolds to buy fleeces and wool.   The small Bibles were hidden in bales of cloth.

Tyndale was harried and imprisoned as a heretic and finally burnt at the stake; a martyr in 1536. His beautiful phrases were taken later into the 1611 King James version of the Bible, where we can still read them today:

'Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God'

'Let not your hearts be troubled’

'A new commandment I give unto you,

that you love one another as I have loved you'

‘Ye are the salt of the earth’

On Prison Sunday, 10 October, there will be a speaker from Winchester Prison in Abbey URC to tell us more about his life and work.

Jennifer Prestage

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  • 5 December 2021  

    10.30 Morning worship for 1st Sunday in Advent led by Revd Mike Perrott

    The Christmas tree is in the front garden.  Last year people added ribbons to the tree which represented prayers for loved ones, for the world, for the future.  Everyone is welcome to visit the garden and add something to the tree; it is there for everyone to share.

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    5 December 2021  

    6.30 Bible Study on Zoom. To join the meeting click here

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    8 December 2021 2pm-4pm - Kettle's On - in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Weekly social time on Wednesdays - all welcome

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    Christmas services - all welcome

    19 December

    6.30pm Carols by Candlelight at Abbey URC: gathering together to welcome the tiny baby into our lives, familiar and well-loved carols and traditional bible readings - all by candlelight.  What a wonderful way to begin Christmas. 

    21 December

    7 pm Visit Braishfield URC for Carols by Candlelight.

    24 December

    11pm at Abbey URC for refreshments before the midnight communion service, which starts at 11.30pm.

    25 December

    10.30 am Christmas Day service

    26 December

    10.30 am Sunday worship - short service

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    You can read this month's magazine by clicking on Magazine

    This week's news sheet is available by clicking on News

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    You may find this list of opportunities to access services/Christian content on radio/TV and on-line helpful:
     the Daily Service at 9.45 on Radio 4 long-wave
     The Sunday Service on Radio 4 at 8.10am
     Songs of Praise Sunday 1.15pm ish on BBC1
     Choral Evensong Sunday Radio 3 at 3pm and repeated on Wednesday Radio 3 at 3.30pm
     Tim Daykin Radio Solent Sunday 6-9am for worship songs, interesting information and a feeling of connectedness

     

     

     

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