South Hayling URC

Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey - you are welcome here.

Harvest Festival Service
Sunday 19th September 2021

Kindly bring your filled sunshine bags or donations along to our Harvest Festival service on Sunday 19th Sept.

All monetary proceeds will go to Christian Aid Global Hunger Emergency Appeal, which includes the following statement from Christian Aid regarding Afghanistan: "The situation in Afghanistan has led to a mass migration of the population as they seek safety and refuge. Through our current Global Hunger Emergency Appeal and the support of our local partners, we have been able to offer some relief so far - but more will be needed."  Full details can be found at:

We would also welcome donations of both non-perishable and perishable foods, the non-perishable will be given to Hayling Holiday Lunches and the fresh perishable foods will be welcomed by local Care Homes or the HI Community Centre Pantry based in the Hayling Library. 

There will be a few posies of flowers available for Elders to take to those who are currently unable to attend the services.  Please contact Pauline by Monday 13th September to arrange collection after the service on the 19th September.

Gospel Plays in the URC Car Park 

Saturday 28th August 11.00am - 11.30am

The Open the Book team on Hayling Island will be presenting three plays in our church car park. As Saturday 28th August is part of a holiday weekend we decided to choose some plays that would show what Jesus taught during his ministry and the remarkable effect that it had on people who spoke with him. We use non-theological language and the shortened versions of the Bible stories which we take to the children in Hayling junior schools.

Our first story is called the Centurion’s Servant. It is about unusual Centurion who was a friend of the Jewish people. However, his beloved servant became ill, so he asked Jesus to come and heal his servant. This had a remarkable outcome. Read more in Luke’s Gospel chapter 7 verses 1 to 10.

Our second story is called Jesus and the Taxman. At the time of Jesus people who collected taxes for the Romans were often hated by their fellow Jews. Could it be because they often took a little extra for themselves? This taxman called Zacchaeus really wanted to see Jesus so he climbed a tree to ensure the townspeople wouldn’t see him. Then came the surprise, you can read about it in Luke chapter19 verses 1 to 10.

Finally we have a story called Waiting for a Friend. Jesus travelled from Jerusalem to Lake Galilee but unusually, he decided to walk through Samaria. Jesus stopped by a well while his disciples went to look for food. A woman came to the well to draw water and Jesus asked her for a drink. She was shocked, Jews and Samaritans did not like each other and certainly would not share drinking cups. Read about it in John 4 verses 1 to 41.

Please invite your friends and neighbours, 11:00am to 11:30am Saturday 28th August in the URC car park.

Hayling's songs of Praise
Sunday 1st August at 3.00pm

 If you would like to request your favourite hymn, please let us know by email, phone or drop your written request in the church post box.  Leaflets will be at church on Sunday for those who are not on email.