in January, February and March Warkworth URC will only meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of those months at 10:30 

12th January 2020

26th January 2020

9th February 2020

23rd February 2020

8th March 2020

22nd March 2020

From the beginning of April weekly Sunday services will be held.


Dear Friends,


I have a confession to make, Advent/ Christmas is one of my least favourite times of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I love the season. It’s the church stuff that worries me. This is the time of year when I am scratching my head trying to figure out what to say – to say something meaningful and profound - in a different way. I want to make the season of waiting and then of joy come alive for 2019. But the reality is that you’ve heard the story so many times you know it by heart. You know the lessons and the carols and the talks. You could probably write the sermons too, because they seem to revolve around the same things: don’t be like the innkeeper, don’t limit Christmas to one day a year, don’t extinguish the light, carry it into the world. That’s it; I don’t have a lot to add because that pretty much says it all. Everything we do and say at Christmas time stays the same, it never seems to change no matter how we dress it up. But maybe that’s the good news. The story never changes. In a world that is constantly changing this is one thing that remains a fixed point in our lives. And that thought gives me hope.

Two thousand years ago God’s heart was so torn by the cries of the people, even though much of their crying was brought about by their own choices, that God chose to come into this broken world and offer a light that would bring healing and peace and joy.

Two thousand years later the world is still in a mess, some think even more than it has ever been, because we not only can’t get along with each other we are destroying the home that God created for us and for all life. And yet, God comes into this world and gives us hope; light in the darkness, the urge to love and to find peace amongst all peoples.


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Minister and Officers
Minister Rev. J. Grindrod-Helmn
Church Correspondence and
Synod Representative
M. Gibson
Worship Secretary H. Peacock
Readers Rota and Fabric J. Archibald
Hall Bookings and Flowers K. Macfarlane
Christian Aid Representatives TBC
Treasurer S. Black  
Organists D. Davison and
P. Toward

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Services and Meetings

Most Sundays
Service in Warkworth Church
10.30 a.m.

Please check the "Dates for your Diary" page for more information.

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Flower Rota


8th Dec 2019 Mrs B Dixon
15th Dec 2019 Ordinary Service
22nd Dec 2019 Christmas Flowers
29th Dec 2019 Cluster Service
12th Jan 2020 Mr D Howie
26th Jan 2020 Mrs W Nichol

Do remember that our flowers continue to give pleasure to others after they are taken from the Communion Table. We receive most appreciative messages from those who are enjoying the flowers and appreciate being remembered.

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Dates for your diary
8th Dec 2019 Service led by
Rev. J. Grindrod-Helmn
15th Dec 2019 Service led by
John Cooke
22nd Dec 2019 Service led by
Rev. J. Grindrod-Helmn
29th Dec 2019 Mission Partnership Service
St James's
12th Jan 2020 Communion Service
led by Rev. J. Grindrod-Helmn
26th Jan 2020 Service led by
Rev. J. Grindrod-Helmn


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Service led by
Rev. J. Grindrod-Helmn





Revd J. Grindrod-Helmn M.A., Mdiv.