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Welcome to Worship at Charlestown & Garden Suburb. This is the video prepared for Sunday 22nd November, Christ the King Sunday. The scripture readings are Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24, Psalm 95: 1-7 and Matthew 25: 31-46. In silence today, you will be invited to call on the Spirit of God to invigorate in you a commitment to love – particularly to love those who are hard to love – because they are those most needful.
Our congregation continues to worship online, and connect through the worship reflection groups on Zoom. Our worship team records our service on a Thursday morning, in line with this Safety Plan.
Welcome to Worship at Charlestown & Garden Suburb. This is the video prepared for Sunday 15th November, Pentecost 24. The scripture readings are 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11, 14-25 and Matthew 25: 14-30. The theme of today's service is: "Our Christian faith is not something received in a passive way …. but a call to action!" May you be blessed in your time of worship!
Welcome to Worship at Charlestown & Garden Suburb. This is the video prepared for Sunday 8th November, Pentecost 23. The scripture readings are Joshua 24: 1-3A, 14-25 and Matthew 25: 1-13. Tom's message today refers to the other pandemic in our midst: the loneliness pandemic. Here is a brief interview with the author of the book, "The Lonely Century": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ7rir6hbgQ
Welcome to Worship at Charlestown & Garden Suburb. This is the video prepared for Sunday 1st November, All Saints Day. The scripture readings are 1 John 3: 1-3 and Matthew 5: 1-12. As well as a message today from Rev Tom, we have a Children's Corner talk from our Children and Family Worker, Cathy Beeton. Today we recall those saints who have influenced our lives, and remember that we too are saints.
Welcome to Worship at Charlestown & Garden Suburb. This is the video prepared for Pentecost 21, Sunday 25 October, as today we return to our regular worship services. The scripture readings are 1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8 and Matthew 22: 34-46. You are welcome to join one of the worship reflection groups on Zoom, on Sunday at 11am, or Monday at 3.30pm. Please email for the Zoom link.
At our last Church Council meeting we were confronted with the awareness that we simply don’t have the energy and resources to create the recorded services as well as the physical gatherings. As we get closer to the date which was intended to be the first physical gathering we don’t have the volunteers willing to lead and support those gatherings on a regular basis, outside of the people already committed to the weekly recordings. We are going back to the drawing board, maintaining our commitment to physical gatherings, but having to come up with a different plan.
Keep checking our website and Facebook page for the latest information.
Everyone is welcome to join one of these reflection groups on either Sunday or Monday.
Each group will run for one hour, and will begin in one large group, before entering breakout rooms with just a few people for sharing.
If you are local, and need help connecting to Zoom, please email, and we may be able to help.
If you would like to receive the link to join in, please email Rev Tom.
What is Spiritual Direction?
The practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality.
How could Spiritual Direction help me?
Perhaps you have a feeling of being adrift in life and desire to experience greater meaning and direction. Spiritual Directions sessions may be helpful in providing space for you to tell your story in order to explore meaning in every area of your life.