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:
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.
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.
If you would like to discuss planned giving or one-off gifts please speak in confidence to our Treasurer, Tracey van der Meijden.
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 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.
You can find more sermons here.
Knowing God’s Presence (Psalm 23:1-6, Philippians 4:6-7)Emma Phillips, 8th December 2019
Part of the ---- series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
“The most important thing in your life is not what you do; it is what you become. That’s what you will take into eternity.” (Dallas Willard)
“He leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.”
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Psalm 23 (Listen)
A Psalm of David.
23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
Philippians 4:6–7 (Listen)
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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Macedonia and Greece (Acts 20:1-11)Clare Usmar, 21st July 2019
Part of the Acts series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
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Acts 20:1–11 (Listen)
20:1 After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia. 2 When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. 3 There he spent three months, and when a plot was made against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia. 4 Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus. 5 These went on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas, 6 but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days.
7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight. 8 There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered. 9 And a young man named Eutychus, sitting at the window, sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer. And being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. 10 But Paul went down and bent over him, and taking him in his arms, said, “Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him.” 11 And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.
Here is a copy of our latest Eco-Church newsletter.
With the General Election on 12th December in mind, Keep Britain Tidy have produced a manifesto of challenges to the next government – whoever it may be – to take action to tackle environmental pollution and create a cleaner and greener country where everyone can be proud to say they ‘Love where they Live’. Click here to see more details, and download a copy. If you share their desire for action from the next government, why not share the manifesto with the candidates yourself when they knock on your door or send them a link to it via social media?