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.

Come, Jesus, and be with us now, be with us now - Advent 2016

Fareham United Reformed Church celebrates Advent this year with the lighting a candle, accompanied by a new song - which has been written by John Campbell, and sung to the familiar tune 'God rest you, merry, gentlemen'. Verse 1 was sung on Advent Sunday (27 November), with an extra verse being sung each Sunday in Advent, and finally all 5 verses on Christmas Day. The themes of the four Sundays of Advent are Hope, Peace, Love and Joy.

Your promises are coming true –
our waiting hopes fulfilled.
Your light has burst upon our world –
the new dawn that you willed.
Your coming gives us hope to live,
and strength, with you, to build.
Come, Jesus, and be with us now, be with us now,
Come, Jesus, and be with us now!

Our lives are troubled while we wait –
our failure leads to fear.
Great God, we need your healing peace,
both now and ev’ry year.
Come, live and die, that we may live
because you’re always near.
Come, Jesus, and be with us now, be with us now,
Come, Jesus, and be with us now!

Failed people living far apart
with selfishness undone,
oh, heal us with your love, we pray,
with loving make us one:
your coming and your sacrifice –
in us new life begun.
Come, Jesus, and be with us now, be with us now,
Come, Jesus, and be with us now!

Christmas Tree decorated for Portsmouth Churches Housing Association by the Women's Breakfast GroupChristmas Tree decorated for Portsmouth Churches Housing Association by the Women's Breakfast Group
Yet some still carry sadnesses
and pains left by their past.
Surprise us all with heav’nly joy,
come down to earth at last.
With happiness bought by your tears,
embrace us, hold us fast.
Come, Jesus, and be with us now, be with us now,
Come, Jesus, and be with us now!

New hope, new peace, new love are ours –
new joy on Christmas Day!
We celebrate your Christmas gift –
yourself: Truth, Life and Way.
Reshape us as we worship you,
Christ-child upon the hay.
Come, Jesus, and be with us now, be with us now,
Come, Jesus, and be with us now!

'Songs to Shake Us Up' by John Campbell
© 2016 Kevin Mayhew Ltd

Father Christmas delights young and young at heart at Fareham URC's Christmas Fair...

Fareham United Reformed Church was transformed into a winter market, a Santa's grotto and a festival of fun and fellowship on Saturday 3rd December 2016 as part of our annual Christmas Fair. A great time was had by all whether it was children young (and old) visiting Father Christmas in his home amongst the nursery rhyme displays, buying and selling home made produce and gifts, filling shoe-boxes for Samaritan's Purse or meeting friends over a drink and a mince pie.

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