United Church Winchester

Welcome to the United Church Winchester.

 We invite all those who want to share in the exploration of what the Christian faith means to join us in worship and fellowship. We offer lively, relevant and interesting worship and assure you of a warm welcome.

As well as services on Sundays and Friday and groups who meet for fellowship, we have a Coffee Bar which is open to the public every week day morning from 10am - 2pm and on Saturdays from 10am - 12pm.  We also host various events open to one and all.

Please use the navigation list to explore what the church offers more.

 

Blessing

Tim used this blessing at the end of the Christian Aid week service in May and I wondered if others might like to see it written down. It has been used by a whole range of organisations (Christian Aid, Cafod, Amnesty, Franciscans, Benedictines) so it may be familiar to you.

May God bless you with discomfort

at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships,

so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger

at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people,

so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those

who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war,

so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them

and turn their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe

that you can make a difference in this world,

so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

And the blessing of God who creates, redeems and sanctifies,

be upon us and all we love and pray for, this day and forever

more.