The Abington Avenue URC congregation

Is sad to announce the death on Thursday 11th June from the coronavirus of

Mark Wade (1961-2020)

Husband of Revd Jane Wade

Father, grandfather, evangelist, teacher, musician

While we mourn his passing we celebrate his life and inspiration to others

The family and church thank so many people all around the world for

their prayers, messages and condolences



We have been closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and, following advice from Public Health England


and the URC  https://urc.org.uk/news/3365-urc-issues-coronavirus-advice-to-its-churches

We are taking appropriate steps to ensure we keep our congregations and staff team as safe as possible.

As the Government continues to review the lockdown situation, current guidelines can be found on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51506729


How is this affecting AAURC?


Sunday worship

Public worship has been suspended. Services are now taking place via Facebook livestream. These can be accessed at: https://www.aaurc.co.uk/series/home-sermons/


We continue to closely monitor updates from Public Health England in relation to our services and events.

For those people still coming into the building to facilitate the meal delivery service we are providing, these are some of the steps we are taking at AAURC to help prevent the spread of infection:

* We are asking everyone to wash their hands as they enter the building.

* We ask everyone to refrain from handshakes and hugs.

* We are asking all staff and volunteers who are feeling unwell to stay away until fully recovered.


Child Contact Centre

Contact Centre is closed until further notice.


Pastoral issues

We would like to encourage all of us who are able to take positive steps to care for others (especially those who are vulnerable, ill or particularly isolated), to consider neighbours, colleagues and friends and also to take steps to look after ourselves! Even in isolation, we can help by phoning others we know who may be shut in, so that no-one is left feeling isolated. Please contact your Elder – they are always happy to chat and pray with you.

If you have no-one who is able to shop for you or collect prescriptions etc., please let the office know and we will try to arrange for someone to help you.


Fundraising events


If you’ve not been able to get your hair cut during the lock down could you donate the money you would have spent on your haircut?

Or if you’ve not been able to go out for your usual coffee and cake or evening meal could you donate the money you’ve saved?


Or if you haven’t filled your car up with petrol could you donate the money you’ve saved?


If you would like to make a donation to Christian Aid you can do this via the Church office (put your money or cheque in an envelope clearly marked Christian Aid donation), or via the Church bank account – use the reference Christian Aid; or via the Christian Aid website



If you find yourself with more available time than usual, we’d encourage you to feed your heart and soul with worship and teaching rather than Netflix or catch-up TV!


Examples follow:-

* Bible project teaching videos  https://bibleproject.com/explore/


* Worship playlist  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQWFzMvCfLE&list=RDEMORiNTZh5MD9bcOhfcgo6iQ



Let us be prompted to pray at this time. Let’s choose faith not fear and be especially mindful of others!

We will stay in contact.

Revd Jane Wade

Welcome to Abington Avenue URC

Our Mission Statement:

‘To celebrate God’s love together, to grow in Christ and to serve our neighbour’

Hi, welcome to Abington Avenue URC (AAURC), we are a Christian community of faith, that welcomes people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities, drawn together by Jesus Christ to worship, proclaim and serve God. We seek to be Church that honours God in all we do. Enabled by his Spirit we seek to explore, discover and act upon what it means to be His people today.

Our heart is for compassion and justice for all; we aim to help everyone (at whatever stage in their journey with God) to have a closer and deeper relationship with Him through developing their discipleship; we strive to foster a sense of belonging, peace, unity and harmony within the diversity of who we are as the Body of Christ and deepen the fellowship and commitment of Church members to one another.

We are passionate about worshipping God aiming to connect the congregation through authentic, sincere, relevant worship services of a good quality.

We are eager in our desire of helping others discover the joy of new life through a relationship with Jesus Christ. As a Church community we believe the good news of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus is for all who turn to him in repentance and faith. Whether you are young or old we believe a full life is to be found through Him.

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Sunday services, one of growth groups (that meet regularly during the year) or to any of our activities and groups. If you have questions and are searching, we hope you will feel AAURC is a place that can encourage you on your journey.

With Every Blessing,

Jane Wade (Minister) 

Please take a look around our website to get to know us and see whats going on


Gathering Service 10:30am

Sanctuary Service 10:45am


Abington Avenue
01604 604623