Dear All,

If you are attending the live services, please use the hand sanitiser on entering the church and only enter using the front door. Please wear masks whilst in close contact with others in the church building, although this is not mandatory.  We also suggest that you wrap up warm as the doors will remain open to ensure that the worship area is well ventilated. 

This week our live service is titled ‘Stir it up Sunday’ and will be led by Juliet.  Unfortunately, we do not have a recorded service this week as Gerald has been busy with the Assessment Conference in Manchester.  Don’t worry though as Gerald will be back next week and Tony’s service will be online next Sunday for you all to watch.

In the meantime, you can access the Daily Devotions from the URC.  


In order to access the only service from the URC, you will have to subscribe to Daily Devotions (see link below). Once you have subscribed, you will receive the “Sunday’s Coming link” each Sunday morning by email.  It’s a bit complicated, but hopefully we won’t have to make use of it too often!

Thank you for your continued support with Offerings, without your contributions we would have struggled during these uncertain time. Offerings can be made directly through the bank, or you can bring them on Sunday and add them to our magical offering tin.

Birthdays and Celebrations:

We are not aware of any celebrations this week, but if you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary, we hope you have a lovely day.

If you are celebrating this week we would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday. If you know of anyone celebrating their birthday next week or are celebrating an anniversary, please drop us a line.

If you would like to join us after the service for a chat and coffee, you can log in to Michelle’s Zoom from 12noon on the following link:


Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

E-Prayer Group:

Rachel P is still covering the E-Prayer group requests. If there are any requests for prayers, could they be emailed to -Rachael. Rachel will then post any requests on the e-prayer google group.

Emmanuel Diary- This week


Tuesday 23 November.

Rainbows.                                           5.45 to 6.30pm

Guides.                                               7.00 to 9.00pm


Thursday 25 November

Lunch Club.                                        12 noon to 1.30pm

Brownies.                                            5.45 to 7 .15pm


Sunday 28 November

Morning Worship.                             10am

Led by Tony Wilson

Future Dates for your Diary:-

Thursday 9th December

Afternoon Carol Service                     1.30pm


Saturday 11th December

Christmas Good Earth Café               11am to 1.30pm


Sunday 19th December

Carols by Candlelight                         6pm


Tuesday 21st December                     10am to 12 noon

Coffee and Craft


Friday 24th December                         4pm

Christingle Service


Shoe Boxes - A big thank you to everyone who donated to the Shoe Box appeal.  195 were made up by Jan and Jean this year.  All boxes were delivered to Highworth this week by some of the church family.

Notices - If you would like anything added to the notices or Agenda for the church meetings, please email or text Rachel .  This way they will not be missed.

Heating – Philip has asked that if you are meeting at the church and would like the heating put on to text him in advance.

URC Pray Handbook – If you would like to order a copy of the 50th Anniversary, Jubilee ‘Freed to Live’ Pray Handbook, please see Gerald or email him.  Prices start at £5.99 for an A5 copy and £10.99 for a Lectern Edition.

Fair Trade catalogues - If you would like to place an order, please ensure you place it with Juliet by 21st Nov.

Good Earth - If you have any crafts you would like to contribute to sell at the Christmas Good Earth Café, please let Juliet have these by Sunday 5th December.

Guides- The Guides are holding a Christmas Fayre this year on November 30th (7.30-8.30pm)

Gods blessings one and all x