Due to current advice all Services are currently cancelled.
here are two alternatives which Hilary and I urge all who have internet access to use during this time. Even in this remote way, we can build a sense of continued fellowship.
1. A MINI-SERVICE for the Pastorate prepared by Hilary and me. This is a text document with prayers, hymns, readings and reflection. CLICK THE LINK BELOW (in the 'Download attachments' line, and it will open as a Word document in that programme or app)
2. Nationally, the URC is providing an AUDIO SERVICE with text to follow through the DAILY DEVOTIONS link. The link to this will be emailed to those who want it on Sundays at 10am. It can, also, be viewed later if another time is more convenient.
[If you do not already receive the emailed Daily Devotions, CLICK HERE to go to the website and 'sign up' - it is a wonderful free resource - and you will also recieve the link to the Service]
We are also looking into developing Bible Study groups through Skype or similar.
Pastoral care and contact will be maintained through Ministers, Elders and pastoral visitors by phone etc.
Sunday Services at Keld 2020
Services are held monthly at 2pm unless otherwise stated.
23 February - Rev Hilary Collinson
29 March - Rev Stephen Collinson
12 April (Easter Day) - Rev Hilary Collinson (Minister in Residence)
17 May - TBC (Minister in Residence)
28 June - Ruth Dewis (Minister in Residence)
26 July - Rev Stephen Collinson
30 August - Rev David Wood (Minister in Residence)
27 September (Harvest) - Revs Stephen and Hilary Collinson
25 October - TBC
8 November (Remembrance Day) - TBC
29 November - TBC
20 December - TBC
Services are held in the chapel once a month usually at 2pm. The small congregation is often expanded by visitors and holidaymakers. As in all churches special emphasis is placed on the great Christian festivals of Easter and Christmas. In addition much is made of Harvest. Another special occasion is Remembrance Sunday. The service begins at the war memorial on the edge of the village to remember the four men of Keld who sacrificed their lives in the First World War. A short downhill walk leads to the chapel where the service continues.
Holy Communion is celebrated bimonthly.
The United Reformed Church has produced several eminent hymn writers in the 20th century. Singing is an important part of the tradition and once a year the service follows the format of a ‘Songs of Praise’. A Carol Service is held just before Christmas.