A Local Ecumenical Partnership between the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church
We are delighted that you have clicked through to our site. We would like to introduce you to our church and to the church activities in this community. We are situated in the Old Town area of Royal Leamington Spa.
We give a warm welcome to all who visit Radford Road Church and invite everyone to join in our worship and in any of the activities which occur during the week. We offer friendship and fellowship to all in our community and in the wider world and would be delighted if you would join us in our journey of faith. This website has been set up to tell you about our church in Radford Road, Royal Leamington Spa. It will let you know who we are, where we meet, what we’re doing, and when it’s happening – so that you can come to worship and pray to God and take part in any of our weekday activities. If you need any help of would like someone to talk to or someone to pray with you, or for you, contact us and we shall try to help. We would be delighted to see you at our services on Sunday and midweek or at any of the weekday activities.
Please click on the sub-headings above to find out more about us.
The church, which has a purpose built ramp at the entrance, and also the Church Centre, are both totally wheelchair accessible. Toilet facilities for people with disabilities are available in both buildings.
Do come along and share in worship and friendship.
Jesus says, Come to me all of you.
come if you like noise, excitement and celebration.
Come if you like quiet and calm and a chance to catch your breath.
Come if you want to grow and learn and change.
Come to me, all who work and strive
and I will give you rest.
PLEASE NOTE – WE ARE SAD TO INFORM YOU THAT ALL SUNDAY SERVICES, ALL MID-WEEK ACTIVITIES AND ALL ROOM LETTINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
Please take care through these extraordinary times; keep in contact with as many folk as possible through emails, social media and telephone calls; offer help if you are able; give support particularly to those who are most vulnerable and pray for all those affected by the virus.
The Church Magazine is available through this web site and by email.
Both the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church have issued guidelines to all churches advising on action to be taken.
Part of the letter from Steve Faber, The Moderator of the West Midlands Synod of the URC, says:
There is a greater need than ever for the church to be the church, though. Because we will not be meeting together, we must keep in touch for one another and show practical care as best we can. This is especially important for the more elderly and vulnerable members of our church community, many of whom were already burdened by loneliness.
The URC’s daily devotions are commended for your use*. As a new service, we will also be producing a weekly service that people can use in their own homes. It will be available in printed format and with an audio recording, with the aim that the first one will be available by Palm Sunday. Sign up at https://devotions.urc.org.uk/ I recognise that many in our congregations will not be able to access online resources. Part of your care for them might well be to print copies and deliver them. You may also wish to produce devotional material locally.
In closing, let me urge you to do three things:
1) Love one another and encourage one another daily
2) Do not be bound by fear, but take sensible precautions to protect yourself and others. I heard a doctor on the radio saying that he prescribes “five portions of fun every day” along with fruit and vegetables!
3) Pray for each other and the world. Please join me in putting that third point into practice immediately, using a prayer written by our Moderators of General Assembly, the Revd Nigel Uden & Mr Derek Estill:
‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’ Psalm 46:1, NRSV
As so much is re-shaped by Coronavirus Covid-19, let us pray with people left unwell, beckoned by death or bereaved; people providing professional health care and advice, looking after loved ones at home or working to create treatments and cures; people shaping the response of nations and neighbourhoods, of commerce and industry, of service and voluntary organisations and of communities of faith; people who are anxious or afraid, alone or isolated.
Living, loving God, we praise you, and through times of peril we lean into you, for in Jesus Christ you have trodden paths as difficult as ours, revealing there a love that nothing defeats, a love that bears us through.
Even as we strive to behave responsibly, and to care reliably, so we feel after you that in these uncertain times we might trust you are with us, our refuge and strength, and our faith, hope and love might be renewed, through Jesus Christ, Amen.
In addition the Methodist Church also has devotions available for use at home. Log on to Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 22 March (Word doc)
It is anticipated that further service sheets will be available on a weekly basis.
Please see News tab for details about how to obtain a copy of “Strange Times”, a book about the activities of members and friends of Radford Road Church during lockdown 2020.
Wifi is now available throughout the church premises.
Those wishing to use it should request the password.
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