URC Daily Devotion 20th November

I have always found verse 3 difficult, and have reflected on it here by bringing a number of ideas and verses together.First, the ‘already’ is interesting – Jesus is talking to his closest disciples in the hours immediately preceding betrayal, denial, abandonment, arrest and torture – before the cross. Yet already Jesus has accomplished something […]

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URC Daily Devotion 19th November

The world and all in it are God’s,all peoples of the earth,For it was founded by the LORDupon the seas beneath.Who may ascend the hill of God,or in his temple stand?The one who shuns false gods and lies,who’s pure in heart and hand. He will find favour from the LORD,and from his Saviour grace.Thus are […]

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URC Daily Devotion 18th November

Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love […]

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URC Daily Devotion 17th November

Hilda was born in 614 of the royal house of Northumbria. Baptised in York at the age of twelve by the Roman missionary Paulinus, she was later an influential lay leader of the Church. She was encouraged by Aidan of Lindisfarne to become a nun, and subsequently established a monastery at Streanaeshalch (Whitby). This house […]

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URC Daily Devotion 16th November

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take […]

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URC Daily Devotion 15th November

When [Judas] had gone out, Jesus said,‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for […]

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URC Daily Devotion 14th November

After he said these things, Jesus became visibly upset, and then he told them why. “One of you is going to betray me.”The disciples looked around at one another, wondering who on earth he was talking about. One of the disciples, the one Jesus loved dearly, was reclining against him, his head on his shoulder. […]

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URC Daily Devotion 13th November

Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to […]

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Lighting up of Purley – Christmas 2017

Come and join us for hot drinks and Christmas snacks during the ‘Lighting up of Purley’ as part of one of many activities taking place in Purley between 3pm and 6pm on Saturday 25th November 2017.

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URC Daily Devotion 12th November

Today, on Remembrance Sunday, we all unite in thinking of the many men and women who have sacrificed their lives during war.  We stand to honour them and in remembering the horrors they have suffered we hope and pray for a more peaceful future.As I write this, a Service of Remembrance is taking place at […]

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