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.

 

Winchester Dialogues

The Winchester Dialogues, Fridays at 7pm. A series of conversations with leading figures from the Church, the arts and politics will discuss the changing relationship between Church and State and the challenge of faith in the 21st Century. The Dialogues will be conducted in the Winchester Guildhall and tickets cost £10 (students half-price.) Book at the Cathedral Box Office on 01962 857275, or online on the Cathedral website. If you book all four before 13 September, you will obtain four for the price of three. The opening quartet of speakers who will be talking to John Miller in 2013 are:

·         8 November - Maria Miller, MP, the Culture Secretary

·         29 November - The Bishop of Winchester

 

Space in the City

The Autumn series is entitled “Engaging with God: Worship, Ways and Words”, Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October, and 6, 13 November from 12.30pm until 1pm.

The talks will look at whether worship has become a spectator sport or is better seen, as in tradition, the 'work of the people'.  And if our work, then how do we express ourselves in this labour of love?  The speakers will explore liturgy in music, sacred space, children's work, the Eucharist, baptism, and in funerals.

Sandwiches available after each talk.

 Previous series: If you missed the talks or would like to hear them again, recordings are available to play or download from http://www.spaceinthecity.org.uk

 

Winchester Dialogues

The Winchester Dialogues, Fridays at 7pm. A series of conversations with leading figures from the Church, the arts and politics will discuss the changing relationship between Church and State and the challenge of faith in the 21st Century. The Dialogues will be conducted in the Winchester Guildhall and tickets cost £10 (students half-price.) Book at the Cathedral Box Office on 01962 857275, or online on the Cathedral website. If you book all four before 13 September, you will obtain four for the price of three. The opening quartet of speakers who will be talking to John Miller in 2013 are:

·         8 November - Maria Miller, MP, the Culture Secretary

·         29 November - The Bishop of Winchester

 

Space in the City

The Autumn series is entitled “Engaging with God: Worship, Ways and Words”, Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October, and 6, 13 November from 12.30pm until 1pm.

The talks will look at whether worship has become a spectator sport or is better seen, as in tradition, the 'work of the people'.  And if our work, then how do we express ourselves in this labour of love?  The speakers will explore liturgy in music, sacred space, children's work, the Eucharist, baptism, and in funerals.

Sandwiches available after each talk.

 Previous series: If you missed the talks or would like to hear them again, recordings are available to play or download from http://www.spaceinthecity.org.uk

 

Space in the City

The Autumn series is entitled “Engaging with God: Worship, Ways and Words”, Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October, and 6, 13 November from 12.30pm until 1pm.

The talks will look at whether worship has become a spectator sport or is better seen, as in tradition, the 'work of the people'.  And if our work, then how do we express ourselves in this labour of love?  The speakers will explore liturgy in music, sacred space, children's work, the Eucharist, baptism, and in funerals.

Sandwiches available after each talk.

 Previous series: If you missed the talks or would like to hear them again, recordings are available to play or download from http://www.spaceinthecity.org.uk

 

Space in the City

The Autumn series is entitled “Engaging with God: Worship, Ways and Words”, Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October, and 6, 13 November from 12.30pm until 1pm.

The talks will look at whether worship has become a spectator sport or is better seen, as in tradition, the 'work of the people'.  And if our work, then how do we express ourselves in this labour of love?  The speakers will explore liturgy in music, sacred space, children's work, the Eucharist, baptism, and in funerals.

Sandwiches available after each talk.

 Previous series: If you missed the talks or would like to hear them again, recordings are available to play or download from http://www.spaceinthecity.org.uk

 

Listening Skills Course

Listening Skills Course  is open to anyone and would be especially helpful for those who are pastoral leaders, work in the coffee bar, welcomers, safeguarding officers or stewards. The course is 2 sessions of 2 hours - 7th & 21st October 10am–12noon or 8th & 22nd October 7.30pm–9.30pm. Please would you let Debbie know by 3 October if you are able to attend.

Listening Skills Course

Listening Skills Course  is open to anyone and would be especially helpful for those who are pastoral leaders, work in the coffee bar, welcomers, safeguarding officers or stewards. The course is 2 sessions of 2 hours - 7th & 21st October 10am–12noon or 8th & 22nd October 7.30pm–9.30pm. Please would you let Debbie know by 3 October if you are able to attend.

Space in the city - Engaging with God: Worship, Ways and Words

The Autumn series is entitled “Engaging with God: Worship, Ways and Words”, Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October, and 6, 13 November from 12.30pm until 1pm.

The talks will look at whether worship has become a spectator sport or is better seen, as in tradition, the 'work of the people'.  And if our work, then how do we express ourselves in this labour of love?  The speakers will explore liturgy in music, sacred space, children's work, the Eucharist, baptism, and in funerals.

Sandwiches available after each talk.

 Previous series: If you missed the talks or would like to hear them again, recordings are available to play or download from http://www.spaceinthecity.org.uk

  

Human Trafficking: in Winchester?

Human Trafficking: in Winchester? A practical introduction to what can be done. An open meeting organised by Churches Together in Winchester, at Winchester Vineyard, on Tuesday 15 October, 7.15 pm for coffee, 7 30pm start, with facilitator Terry Tennens who has served as founding Executive Director of International Justice Mission UK.  All welcome.

Folk On

‘Folk On’ are coming to Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church on Saturday 12 October - doors open at 7 pm.  For tickets or more information contact John Andrews on 07809 616775 or cfmc-john@hotmail.co.uk  “Folk On’ have the rare ability to entertain teens and wrinklies alike... the cloth capped threesome are an irresistible force of nature.” Cross Rhythms Magazine.

Come and hear about our next World Mission Project

Come and hear about our next World Mission Project –

Christian Aid’s Partnership Scheme improving the lives of disabled people in Lebanon and the West Bank.

While planning this partnership with the local Christian Aid staff, Charlotte and Penny, they heard that the Director of the Bethlehem YMCA, Nader Abu Amsha, is going to be in UK in September.  We are delighted that he has agreed to come and speak at The United Church on Thursday evening, 19 September.  He is very involved in the Middle East Partnership project.

So please put the date in your diary, advertise it and join us on Thursday 19 September.  More details to follow.

 

Book group

Book group:  Our next book will be ‘Face Value’ by Ivan Mann and Vanessa Herrick, available from Amazon for 1p plus postage!  If you’d like to join us to discuss the book, we’ll be meeting on 23 August.  Contact Juli for more info: Tel: 849559