23RD JULY 2021


Hello everyone!


The Grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ

and the love of God

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

be with us all now and for evermore. Amen.


I hope you and your families are well. This Sunday, we are going to be hearing about one of the miracles that Jesus performed. I wonder if you can guess which one?




Do look at the website and encourage others to do so too. Malcolm continues to put this publication and services on every week. The web address is www.ccog.co.uk



Our monthly harvest for our amazing Iranian friends is this weekend. Please do bring donations to church on Sunday, or be in touch with Valerie – ockie2002@gmail.com or by phone – 236284. Thank you Valerie and everyone.



In the light of the latest lockdown announcement, I am suggesting that we continue to have a cautious approach, and do not change things hugely. To that end, please note the following:


  • Encourage everyone to continue to wear face masks in church.
  • We will now have singing in church but STRONGLY recommend that, apart from the choir, we sing with face masks on.
  • Hymn books will be placed on some chairs in each row in readiness rather than being handed out; the same with service sheets if these are being used.
  • Communion for the next few weeks continues to be in one kind only - that is, with just the wafers/bread.
  • We keep the chairs spaced, whilst adding an additional row into the front part of church – with a 1.5m gap rather than 2m.


I hope that makes sense to everyone. As the summer continues we can review this in the light of local and national guidelines.



Do join us for Compline at 8.00pm on Friday evenings, on Zoom. The joining instructions are overleaf.


Topic: Compline

Time: July 23 and 30, August 6 and 13 2021 08:00 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 236 522 344

Passcode: 943180                             Phone Number: 0131 460 1196



This Sunday, we have service of Holy Communion, which will also include a Renewal of Wedding Vows for Barrie and June Swingler. The service is at 10.00am in church as usual, and this will also be the last service sent out by email. The service will be followed by coffee, hopefully outside. But if the weather does not allow for this we will meet as Communing over Coffee on Zoom, and the joining instructions are below in case they are needed.



The morning service will be followed by Communing over Coffee from about 11.15am should the weather prove unsuitable for coffee outside after the service. The joining instructions for this are below and overleaf.


Topic: Communing over Coffee

Time: July 18, 2021 11:15 AM London


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Meeting ID: 897 8785 0136

Passcode: 384924                             Phone Number: 0131 460 1196






Next week, there will be one service of Morning Worship at 10.00am in Church. I am delighted to welcome and to say that the service will be led by Maggie Kirkbride, a United Reformed Church Lay Preacher. The service will be followed by coffee, either at church or Communing over Coffee on Zoom, depending on the weather, and the joining instructions remain as above.




Coffee Connect will meet on the 13th August at 2.00pm on Zoom. Joining instructions will be in the next Nuggets.



We are hoping to have our first barbecue for two years in our garden at Christ Church House on Sunday 15th August following the service. Do keep the date free, and nearer the time it would be good to have a little idea of numbers.



A reminder of Alexandra’s contact details. Her phone number is 01733 231242 is her phone number and her email address is revdalexandrapodd@gmail.com.


In the meantime, do continue to keep in touch with each other. Do phone each other. Do hold one another, our community, our country, and our world in prayer.


Just to let you know I will be away for the next couple of weeks; and look forward to seeing you all on our return. The next edition of Nuggets will be sent out during the latter part of the week commencing 9th August. So do keep this issue safe!


May you know, the presence, the joy, the hope and the peace of our amazing God. Keep well, everyone.

Yours in Christ.  Sarah

sarahcgower@btinternet.com    01733 394411     www.ccog.co.uk