Welcome to our website
The Temple United Reformed Church, in St Mary Cray, is a friendly community church which offers a wide range of activities and worship opportunities for the whole family.
We have now returned to meeting together in person for our Sunday morning worship, commencing at 11am, but will continue our Covid-19 precautionary practices until further notice (i.e. hands, face, space, air flow etc.).
Our Junior Church meet each Sunday morning and join with the main congregation for the first part of the services (please bring your children to The Vernon Hall before the service and collect them from there afterwards).
If you are unable to join us for worship in person then you are very welcome to either:
* Join us live at 11am via Zoom (click here to request details)
* Watch a video edit of Sunday's Sermon (uploaded following the service)
* Click on the PDF image below to download the Order of Service
Please feel free to take a look around our website to find more about who we are and what we do. If you like what you see, why not join us for our Sunday morning worship where you can meet our welcoming congregation in person?
Following the death of our Queen Elizabeth yesterday I echo some similar thoughts to those found on the URC Website.
Yesterday the sad news of our Queen’s death resonated throughout the world as well as here in our nation.
She was a godly Queen who set us all an example of Christian faith, fortitude and duty, as well as wisdom, integrity, faithfulness, kindness, honour and love.
Her 70 year reign has provided a bedrock of stability through ever changing times and she will be deeply missed and mourned, not only by family and friends, but by many across the world.
Most of us have never known a time without her. No doubt many are wondering where we go from here, what the future holds.
In Isaiah 6 the prophet finds himself mourning the death of Uzziah a longstanding and godly king of Judah and is challenged in his grief to look beyond his fear and sadness, beyond his position as court prophet, to experience God’s presence and peace at work in his life.
Faith takes us beyond ourselves, it brings a new sense of purpose and direction especially in times of sadness and crisis.
Today through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we have a hope beyond the grave.
Let us therefore commit our hearts to God as we pray for the Royal Family and our nation at this time of loss.
Gracious and ever living God,
we give thanks for our Queen Elizabeth and all she has meant to us, to her family, friends and all those who have faithfully served and supported her throughout her reign.
We pray for our new King Charles, and all the Royal Family as they mourn her loss and take on new responsibilities and directions in their lives. Give them the peace they need and the strength to carry on.
We pray for our new Prime Minister Liz Truss and her new government in these transient days. That she and they, might be given wisdom and integrity to bear the burden of government through this time of grief, financial crisis, and ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
May we, like Isaiah, look beyond ourselves to behold the wonder of your eternal glory and trust in your unfailing mercy, peace and love to sustain us through these ever changing days.
In Jesus name we pray. Amen.