Church Family

At Church on the Heath, we welcome all who join us for Christian worship and fellowship.

If you decide to worship regularly with us, then you may like to join in:

MyChurchontheHeath

If you worship with us regularly, you may like to consider joining our Church Family Contacts List.  This enables you to receive e-mail updates from Patrick and our news-sheet, you get access to our address book and are able to sign up for rotas and events.

If you worship with us regularly and would like to join the contacts list and address book please use this link to our 2018 Data Protection Questionnaire

Once you have your log-in id, you can log-in here.

Giving

There are many ways to give to the church – including time, talents and money.

We often take up a collection at our regular services, but we also rely on the generosity of the church family in planned, regular giving for the resources which enable us to maintain the church building, pay the staff team, support a wide range of activities throughout the week, and provide financial help to deserving causes.

There is a box available at our services into which financial donations can be placed. However, many members of our church family prefer planned giving through direct debits or standing orders.  You can find details of ways to give here.

Gift Aid form

Standing order form

If you would like to discuss planned giving or one-off gifts please speak in confidence to our Treasurer, Tracey van der Meijden.

Get Involved

We are a church which encourages people to get involved and gives people opportunities to use their gifts and talents.

With church activities taking place throughout the week, we rely on a large team of volunteers to make things happen.  Opportunities for involvement include serving in our coffee bar, supporting the Church Office,  church maintenance, gardening, pastoral work, working with children and young people (subject to safeguarding regulations), or playing a part in the wide range of teams which support our worship.

For more information on getting involved, please pick up a news-sheet in church or speak to the Church Secretary, Paul Roberts, to find out how best you can use your gifts

Small Groups

Small Groups are an important part of our church life.

Andrew Cullingford looks after the organisation of our small groups.

Around 100 people of all ages already participate in the wide variety of small groups which meet during the week either at the church or in local homes across Elvetham Heath and the environs of Fleet.

Worshipping together on Sunday is at the heart of our weekly programme at The Church on the Heath, but it is very hard to get to know everyone in a rapidly growing church.  And that’s where home groups offer something special.

They provide an opportunity to meet regularly, in an informal atmosphere, with a small group of up to a dozen people.  Together we take a look at what God says to us about everyday life through the Bible, while getting to know one another and having fun and – of course – enjoying some refreshments!

The Church on the Heath currently has a variety of groups meeting on weekdays, including Monday mornings (with a crèche) and a Ladies Fellowship group on a Thursday morning, both in the Church building itself.  There are also home groups that meet on the Heath at 0930 on a Thursday morning and in Fleet fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon.

There are also several groups meeting weekly in people’s homes at 8pm:

  • Tuesday fortnightly in Church Crookham (1930 – 2100).
  • Wednesday at Ancells Farm, two groups on the Heath (both fortnightly), one on Zebon Copse, and one in Fleet. 
  • Thursday in Crookham Village and on the Heath.

There is no expectation of existing Bible knowledge and no one is put on the spot!

Our groups have also taken a break before Easter so that we could all participate in the Lent Groups organised by Churches Together in Fleet and Crookham.

If you would like to try one of these groups, please contact the church office who will point you in the right direction, speak to Andrew after Church one Sunday or email him.

Most Recent Sunday Morning Sermon

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Holy Habit 5: Prayer (Luke 11:1-13, Romans 8:26-27)

Rev. Patrick Butler, 16th February 2020
Part of the Holy Habits series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

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Luke 11:1–13 (Listen)

11:1 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say:

  “Father, hallowed be your name.
  Your kingdom come.
  Give us each day our daily bread,
  and forgive us our sins,
    for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
  And lead us not into temptation.”

And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs. And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

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Romans 8:26–27 (Listen)

26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

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Most Recent Sunday Evening Sermon

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Breaking Bread (Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

Jason Riordan, 9th February 2020
Part of the Holy Habits series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

Breaking Bread

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Luke 22:14–20 (Listen)

14 And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18 For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

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1 Corinthians 11:23–26 (Listen)

23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

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