Services & Sermons

Below are extracts from recent services and sermons given at Temple

Sunday 12th January 2020

Morning Worship led by Rev Robin Hutt

Readings: Isaiah 42: 1 - 9, Matthew 3: 13 - 1

Hymns: StF 20 Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here

StF 255 The Kingdom of God is justice and joy

StF 233 When Jesus came to Jordan

StF 500 Happy are they who find the grace

StF 520 Give to me Lord a thankful heart

Link to audio of worship

Sunday 5th January 2020

Holy Communion led by Rev Mike Parsons

Readings: Proverbs 8: 27-35, John 1:1-18

Hymns: StF 470 Lord for the years

StF 210 Love came down at Christmas

StF 247 I danced in the morning when the world was begun

StF 595 Lord, we have come at your own invitation

StF 208 Let earth and heaven combine

Link to audio of worship

Sunday 29th December 2019

First Sunday of Christmas led by Edward Hosken

Readings: Psalm 148, Isaiah 63: 7-9, Hebrews 2:14-18, Romans 1:1-7

“incomprehensively made man”

“and all who are of tender heart .. take your part”

“he all folk surpasses”

“For this reason he had to be made ...”

“when with the ever circling years shall come the time foretold”

Hymns: StF 208 Let earth and heaven combine

StF 99 All creatures of our God and king

StF 218 Unto us a boy is born

StF 205 It came upon a midnight clear

StF 330 Joy to the world

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Christmas Day - Joint Service at Paul Street URC

Sunday 22nd December 2019

Carol Service led by Rev Deborah Kirk

Readings: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7, Luke 1:26-38,

'The Tale of the Innkeeper',

Luke 2:1-7, Luke 2.:8-16,

'Searching for a baby',

Matthew 2:1-12

'A cold coming we had of it',

John 1:1-14

Hymns: StF 214 Once in Royal David’s city

The holly and the ivy (verses 1, 2, 3)

StF 213 O little town of Bethlehem

The Shepherd's Carol

StF 221 While shepherds watched

StF 205 It came upon the midnight clear

StF 204 In the bleak midwinter

Mary had a baby

He is here

StF 217 Silent night

StF 202 Hark, the herald angels sing

Sunday 22nd December 2019

Fourth Sunday in Advent led by our Worship Leaders

Readings: Isaiah 7:10-16, Matthew 1:18-25, Romans 1:1-7

Advent Liturgy, StF 174 v1&5 Light a candle

Hymns: StF 176 Like a candle flame

StF 178 Long ago prophets knew

StF 193 Born in the night

StF 167 Colours of day dawn into the mind

StF 188 There’s a light upon the mountain

Other recordings

David Clitheroe, 3rd Sunday in Advent, 15th December 2019

Rev Deborah Kirk, 1st Sunday in Advent, 1st December 2019

Jennie Sleep, Violence Against Women Sunday, 24th November 2019

Rev Tony Cox, Remembrance Sunday, 10th November 2019

Rev Deborah Kirk, 3rd November 2019

Chris McCallum, 20th October 2019

Rev Robin Hutt, 13th October 2019

Rev Deborah Kirk & Rev Dr Susan Durber, 6th October 2019

Rev Deborah Kirk, Harvest Festival, Sunday 29th September 2019

Rev Tony Cox & Rev Deborah Kirk, Battle of Britain Sunday 13th September 2019

Rev Anthony Huxtable, 1st September 2019

Rev Robin Hutt, 25th August 2019

Rev Deborah Kirk, 4th August 2019

Adrian Veale, 28th July 2019

Rev Deborah Kirk, 21st July 2019

David Clitheroe, 14th July 2019

Rev Deborah Kirk, 7th July 2019

Glenys Allinson, 30th June 2019

Jennie Sleep, 23rd June 2019

Rev Tony Cox, Trinity Sunday 16th June 2019

Rev Ruth Whitehead, Pentecost & Church Anniversary 9th June 2019

Merlyn Brown, 26th May 2019

Glenys Allinson, 19th May 2019

Robert Thompson, 12th May 2019

Rev Deborah Kirk, 5th May 2019

Rev Deborah Kirk, Easter Sunday 21st April 2019