The thoughts and experiences of the folk who lead worship in Methodist Churches in Romsey (Test Valley) and the New Forest.

Author Gareth Hill

I'm a proud Welsh Valleys boy and moved to Romsey in 2015 to be the Methodist minister for the area. Previously I was the Methodist Church's Head of Mission & Advocacy. I am a published hymn writer and a former newspaper editor.

Encounters on the Way: when God comes to us

In Matthew’s gospel the story of Jesus’ childhood is the only one to include Joseph being warned not to return to Judea because Archelaus was in power there. This was a warning of angelic nature; Archelaus combined cruelty and incompetence… Continue Reading →

That Temple Moment

Simeon took [Jesus] in his arms and praised God, saying: ‘Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,     you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:… Continue Reading →

The Transfiguration

In our digital age, it’s become so easy to capture any moment in a picture. Holidays, weddings, even the meal we’ve just ordered can be recorded for posterity and uploaded to social media – shared for our friends to comment… Continue Reading →

The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.

  “… our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.” (Romans 13:11b-12) 1. The story has an end This is true, not in the sense that history is simply… Continue Reading →

“From now on you will…”

The final service of the Romsey Methodist Circuit before it merged with the Winchester & Eastleigh Circuit gave us the chance to reflect on how we received the Good News and how crucial it is that we will pass it… Continue Reading →

Close to the edge – pioneers of wider mission?

At Romsey Methodist Church we are considering four Ws, Welcome,  Wonder, Worship and Wider, which are forming the foundations of our vision for the church. What is the Wider vision of mission?

The Four Ws: Wonder

At Romsey Methodist Church we are considering four Ws, Welcome, Wonder, Worship and Wider, which will be forming the foundations of our vision for the church. In the second week of four themed services  we looked at Wonder – the sense of… Continue Reading →

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