Welcome to Fareham United Reformed Church

The United Reformed Church, Osborn Road South, Fareham PO16 7DGThe United Reformed Church, Osborn Road South, Fareham PO16 7DG

We hope that you will find much to interest you here and will want to join with us as Christians in Fareham.

Our church mission statement is "Sharing Jesus' love with the world today". This means we, all ages, come together each week for Sunday worship to listen for God's word for us. The rest of the week we try our best to act on what we have heard both in church and through our own prayers.

We try to care for each other to the very best, and this love and care then flows out through all of us in our work, leisure and home lives.

Wherever you are as regards faith in God, come among us and help us together, to grow closer to him day by day.

Celebrating 325 Years of Fareham United Reformed Church - October 2016

This weekend sees Fareham United Reformed Church celebrate 325 years of worship and witness in the town - bringing hope amid all the changing scenes of life. All are welcome to join us on this special occasion.

On Saturday 8th October 2016, there will be an exhibition in the church from 2.00pm-4.00pm, displaying old photographs, artefacts and even clips from a pantomime or two from yesteryear. Come and share your stories over a cup of tea and cake.

On Sunday 9th October 2016, our Church Anniversary Service of Worship, will be led by our Minister Revd Paul Bedford with Rt Revd Christopher Foster, Bishop of Portsmouth. This will be followed by an Anniversary Lunch.

The Big Breakfast - Harvest Festival - 25 September 2016

Our Harvest service this year was held on Sunday 25th September 2016 and was an all-age act of worship, led by the Worship Group. The theme was 'The Big Breakfast', with food to nibble and give thanks for.

Gifts of food and flowers were presented during the service, which as usual, go to those in need in our local community, including the Fareham Basics Bank.

"The Harvest"

Let's gather as a band of one, in symphony across the land,
to thank our Lord for harvest reaped, and gratefully as one let's stand,
to think of those, for all their toil, who've readied plough; who've nurtured soil.

The farmers in the fields; the cold; the hardened hands, the fens, the wold,
so many aspects of a life, a challenge most will never know,
for we in houses snugly sleep, whilst in the biting winds and snow,
the men and women of their earth prepare the ground for springtime seeds,
that one day will produce our bread, our milk, our food, our daily needs.

Ask farming people what it's like and though the job is one they choose, it takes its toll.
The troughs are long and cold and deep,
the flattened barley, missing sheep and so much more that blights their show.
But on and on and on they go, until that day of days is come,
the tractor's parked, the combines quiet, the crop is in, the harvest's done!

(part of a poem by Henry Birtles, read at Westminster Abbey to celebrate British Food Fortnight 2013)

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