Recent Sermons

Jesus- the Bread of Life

August 12, 2018
A service of morning worship in a contemporary style. The reading from John's gospel was presented in video form but was taken from the NIV Bible. Copyright restrictions do not…

Bread of Life

August 5, 2018
A service of morning worship in a contemporary style, led by Mr Ian Levett, an Anglican Lay Reader.

The authority of Jesus

August 5, 2018
A service of Evening Worship in a traditional style, led by Mr Wilf Stanbury, visiting us from Clare Baptist Church.
A service of evening worship in a traditional style, led by Major David Squirrell, visiting us from the Salvation Army.

Beyond Measure

July 29, 2018
A service of morning worship in a contemporary style, led by Mr Gavin Payne, visiting us from Elmswell. Gavin is an experienced Methodist Local Preacher.

Rest, direction, healing

July 22, 2018
A service of morning worship in a contemporary style, led by our minister, Revd Peter Goodhall. A dvd clip of Acts 12 was shown, but cannot beincluded here for copyright…
A service of evening worship in a traditional style, led by Wilf Stanbury visiting us from Clare Baptist Church.

Going to the dogs!

July 15, 2018
Morning worship in a contemporary style, led by our minister Revd Peter Goodhall. There was a dvd of Acts chapter 10 but due to copyright restrictions it is not possible…
Morning worship with Holy Communion, ledby Revd Peter Goodhall.

Jesus Our Healer

July 1, 2018
All age worship led by our Minister Revd Peter Goodhall. There is a dialogue and then the reading is presented as a dramatisation for three voices.  

YFC Celebration Roadshow

June 24, 2018
This is the annual celebration of the work of Youth For Christ in our local schools and amongst our young people. Led by Sarah Glasswell, our YFC youth worker, the…

Jonah 3&4

June 24, 2018
A contemporary service of morning worship concluding our series on Jonah, led by Mrs Vivien Sargeant visiting us from Clare Baptist Church.
Today was designated Ability Sunday and the service is led by members of our Lantern Group for adults with learning disabilities. The reading was in the form of a drama…

Inside the Heart

June 17, 2018
A service of evening worship in a traditional style including Holy Communion, led by our Minister, Revd Peter Goodhall.

Jonah 2

June 10, 2018
A service of morning worship in a contemproary style, including Holy Communion. This month we are studying the story of Jonah. There is a recap of the beginning of the…

Jonah – part 1

June 3, 2018
The first in the June series on the book of Jonah. All age worship involving the whole congregation, with videos and a dramatised reading, led by our Minister, Revd Peter…

Total Committment

June 3, 2018
Evening worship in a traditional style led by Wilf Stanbury, visiting us from Clare Baptist Church.
Mr Gavin Payne is a Methodist Local Preacher, a regular visitor from Elmswell.
A traditional service of worship for Pentecost Sunday evening, including Holy Communion. Preacher: Revd Peter Goodhall

Pentecost – on fire!

May 20, 2018
Charmaine Slade is one of a group of people at Haverhill Methodist who are training in Local Preaching and/or Leading Worship. They are known as the WLP team and will…

Being Fruitful

May 6, 2018
A service of worship suitable for all ages, from the very young to the somewhat older! The young people stay in church for the whole service. We are visited today…

Christ – the true vine

April 29, 2018
A service of worship in a traditional style, led by our Minister, Revd Peter Goodhall. This service included Holy Communion. At the beginning of the service there was a responsive…

Beeing called by God

April 29, 2018
A contemporary service of worship for Sunday morning led by Revd Ruth Ridge, visiting us from the Sudbury area.

The Good Shepherd

April 22, 2018
Unfortunately the first 5 minutes of this sermon were not recorded, but the main ideas can still be heard, along with all of the second part.

Jesus – your choice

April 15, 2018
A service of worship in a traditional style led by Major David Squirrell from Haverhill Salvation Army.

Only the Brave

April 15, 2018
A contemporary morning service following on from the recent visit to Spring Harvest by a substantial group from the congregation, drawn together in concluding words by our minister Revd Peter…

Come and have breakfast

April 8, 2018
A contemporary morning worship service led by Mr John Sargeant visiting us from Clare Baptist Church. Unfortunately the first minute or so of this sermon was not recorded. The recording…

The Last Laugh

April 1, 2018
An all-age celebration for Easter day. Rather than just the sermon, this is almost the whole service without the songs (copyright restrictions mean they can't be included).

Like a Child

March 25, 2018
A contemporary service of worship for Palm Sunday. During the opening songs the children formed a procession round the church, waving flags and branches of greenery, led by a donkey…
A traditional evening worship service led by Mr Bryan Ellicott, an experienced local preacher. This was Bryan's final service as he is retiring from preaching.

Changes

March 18, 2018
A contemporary service of worship.

Mothering Sunday

March 11, 2018
A celebration for Mothering Sunday, for all ages. The first two videos are announced, the last two were played as people were placing their paper hearts on the Lenten Cross.…

Take up your cross

March 4, 2018
Our all age worship for this month has been put back to next week when it will be Mothering Sunday. This week our service is led by our minister, Revd…

The Transfiguration

February 25, 2018
A contemporary service of worship led by our minister Revd Peter Goodhall. The Tribute to Billy Graham video was in place of the aa-age talk. Peter askedwho in the congregation…

Promise & Preparation

February 18, 2018
A service of contemporary worship led by Peter Barton. Peter is UK Area Co-ordinator for the charity Adopt-a-Child and will also update us on the work of the charity during…

Jesus breaking down barriers

February 18, 2018
A service of worship in a traditional style. Wilf Stanbury is a visiting preacher from Clare Baptist Church.

The Kingdom of God

February 11, 2018

A service accessible to all ages, the young people stay in for the whole service. Pictures from the drama are included after the quiz on the attached Notes.

The call of Simon Peter

February 4, 2018
An evening service including Holy Communion, in a traditional style.
A contemporary service of worship for a Sunday morning.
This is a service for all the churches in Haverhill to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. There is a mixture of contemporary and traditional music, with other…

Mending Nets

January 21, 2018
A contemporary service of worship for a Sunday morning.

Being a community of calling

January 14, 2018
A contemporary service of morning worship led by Revd Debbie Borda, Superintendent of the Bury St Edmunds Circuit.

Grace upon grace

January 7, 2018
A traditional evening service.

Jesus – our anchor

January 7, 2018
This is our annual Covenant Service and all age.
An all age service for New Year's Eve.

Jesus in the middle

December 25, 2017
An all age celebration service for Christmas morning.

Christmas Close Up

December 24, 2017
An all age service for Christmas Eve where we also made Christingles.

Advent – Hope

December 17, 2017
Henry Wilson is a visiting preacher. He is the Co-ordinator of REACH Haverhill Community Support Centre & Food Bank. Video for talk can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3i1g75o2lgahb3y/Advent%20-%20Hope.mp4?dl=0 Video at the…

The Heart of God

December 10, 2017
A contemporary worship service. The young people leave for their groups part way through. This service included an update on the work at iKhethelo Children's Village in South Africa, video…

The Maze and the Labyrinth

December 3, 2017
A service accessible to all ages with contemporary worship. This was also our Toy Service, where the congregation donate new toys and other items to be distributed by Social Services…

Christmas and you

December 3, 2017
A service of worship in the traditional style. Wilf Stanbury is a visiting preacher from Clare Baptist Church.

The Still, Small Voice

November 26, 2017
A contemporary morning worship service led by Mrs Vivien Sargeant visiting us from Clare Baptist Church.
A contemporary morning worship service led by one of our Methodist Local Preachers, Gavin Payne, visiting from Elmswell.

Remembrance

November 12, 2017
A contemporary service of remembrance with a short video for young people, then a longer one, after the young people leave for their groups and after the message, incorporating the…

Jacob’s Dream

November 5, 2017
Traditional form of evening service with Holy Communion

Jesus – First and Last

November 5, 2017
A contemporary form of worship accessible to all ages, incorporating activities for the younger people. The sound file begins with an introduction to the theme, followed by the readings which…

Loving God and our neighbour

October 29, 2017
A traditional form of evening worship.

Agape Love

October 29, 2017
Revd Michael Allen is a previous Superintendent of this circuit, now retired and visiting us to preach.
A service of contemporary worship with Holy Communion.

Invitation to the Banquet

October 15, 2017
A traditional form of worship.
Capt Andrew Payne is a Church Army Captain attached to the parish church of St Mary the Virgin in Haverhill. His work involves many ecumenical and outreach activities.

Harvest Celebration

October 8, 2017
We bring our harvest gifts which will be donated to the Haverhill Food Bank. This includes fresh fruit and vegetables alongside the usual tinned and packaged goods. We thank God…
The reading was adapted for 3 voices and is included in the recording. In the craft activity the young people made night light holders from brown paper bags which they…

Four Warnings

October 1, 2017
Mr Wilf Stanbury is a visiting preacher from Clare Baptist Church. The sound quality is affected by the preacher moving away from the microphone.
Mr John Sargeant is a visiting preacher from Clare Baptist Church.

Forgiveness

September 17, 2017

Forgiving others

September 17, 2017
Rev Michael Allen is a former Superintendent Minister of this circuit, visiting us from Ipswich.

God’s Superheros

September 10, 2017
Sunday Club Anniversary service, led by the Sunday Club. Photographs of the things created over the summer which adorned the church can be found in the Media Gallery.

Stumbling Blocks

September 3, 2017
This is a morning worship service with Holy Communion, but incorporates the presentation of a long service certificate to Miss Thelma Mills, one of our most experienced Local Preachers -…

Who is Jesus?

August 27, 2017
A contemporary service with Holy Communion. The sermon recording includes an introduction from the beginning of the service which explains the video, which should be viewed before listening to the…

Breaking Down the Barriers

August 20, 2017
This service is a Local Arrangement. Charmaine has completed the Mission Shaped Ministry course. She was a founder of, and helps run, our Lantern group - a church group for…

Take Courage!

August 13, 2017
Contemporary worship led by Henry Wilson, coordinator of REACH Haverhill and a Methodist Local Preacher. Unfortunately only the second part of the talk was recorded, which is the mp3 file,…

Wrestling & Prevailing

August 6, 2017
This is an all age service with a lot of different elements. The 'reading' is an adaptation of the story of Jacob wrestling with God found in Genesis 32:22-31. It…

Paths

August 6, 2017
A traditional service led by Bryan Ellicott, one of our very experienced preachers.

Special Treasure

July 30, 2017
Rev Debbie Borda is the Superintendent Minister of the Bury St Edmunds Circuit and 'looked after' the Haverhill Circuit during our interregnum last year. This was a 'pulpit swap, with…

The problem of evil

July 23, 2017
A contemporary service with Holy Communion. The first of the videos formed the basis for the all-age talk, with the attached prayer to follow. The second video was a lead-in…
A service in a more traditional style.

Take My Yoke

July 9, 2017
Gavin is a Methodist Local Preacher visiting us from Elmswell.

Remarkable Things

July 2, 2017
The sermon takes the form of a quiz about the video and story with the message embedded in the comments along the way.

A traditional style evening service.

The Story of Next Door

June 18, 2017
Mrs Pat Shanks describes the journey from two derelict cottages to the drop-in centre we have today. Please look at the pictures in the Notesto complement the description.
Rev Julian Pursehouse is the Chair of the Methodist East Anglian District. During this service we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Next Door Coffee Shop & Drop-in. The talk…
Mr John Sargeant is a visiting preacher from Clare Baptist Church.

Pentecost

June 4, 2017
A traditional evening service (with Holy Communion).
The first of four Sundays studying the book of James. There is a video illustrating part of the reading and referred to in the talk.

The Christian Journey

May 28, 2017
Ascension Day service with Holy Communion

How does Easter end?

May 21, 2017
A service along more traditional lines.

Knowing God personally

May 21, 2017
The readings app is currently not giving pop-ups, just gives an incorrect error message. If you click on the references  you will get a choice of other sites to find…
The embedded video is advertising Methodist Church Bible Month. Apologies for the quality of the sound recording on the sermon, we are having a few issues with the sound system.

Seeing Jesus Clearly

April 30, 2017
The video clip of Dorothy arriving in Oz was used in the All Age talk and referenced in the sermon. The Specsavers advert was shown just before the sermon. The…

Doubt & Faith

April 23, 2017
Charmaine Slade is one of our congregation who has completed the Mission Shaped Ministry course. She is preaching under a local arrangement. Please watch the video before listening to the…

Easter Joy!

April 16, 2017
The service is in three parts with a reading followed by a talk for each part. The three events bring joy out of the sorrow of the crucifixion.

Easter Morning!

April 16, 2017
A celebration of the resurrection, after removing the symbols of Christ's betrayal and crucifixion and decorating the Lenten Cross with flowers (see Gallery). The children  made an Easter garden and…

The Entry into Jerusalem

April 9, 2017
Gavin is a Local Preacher visiting us from Elmswell.

God’s Interruptions

April 2, 2017
The gospel reading was a dramatisation of the raising of Lazarus. The entire sketch precedes the sermon in the attached mp3 file. Some pictures of the sketch are atttached as…
The gospel reading was an adaptation of the story of the raising of Lazarus, which can be found in John's gospel, chapter 11.

Aspects of Love

March 26, 2017
This is Mothering Sunday. The first part of the service involves the children giving flowers to the mothers and other ladies in the congregation. Gavin Payne is an experienced Methodist…

Water from the Rock

March 19, 2017
The picture referred to in the sermon can be seen by clicking 'Notes'. (In order to see the picture and listen to the sermon together, right click the 'Notes' and…

The Holy Spirit

March 12, 2017
Watch the video before listening to the sermon.

The Great Commandment

March 5, 2017
Thelma Mills is one of our experienced Methodist Local Preachers.

Dealing with Temptation

March 5, 2017
This first Sunday in Lent is also an all age service. The children stay in and the material is accessible to all. There is a sketch, a bible story and…
Peter is our new Minister and this is his first time preaching to us. He has been in Ministry for 17 years and comes to us from Braintree, Essex.

Being Perfect

February 19, 2017
Gavin is a Methodist Local Preacher visiting us from Elmswell.
A service to welcome our new Minister, Rev Peter Goodhall, and his family. The service was led by Rev Debbie Borda, superintendent of Bury St Edmunds circuit who has been…

Taking Responsibility

February 12, 2017
Henry Wilson is the leader of REACH Haverhill and is visiting us from River of Life Community Church, Haverhill. There is a video above about volunteering opportunities at REACH, and…

Extreme Generosity

February 5, 2017
A service accessible to all ages with a focus on including the younger elements of the congregation. Led by our Worship Team.

Discernment

January 29, 2017
A more traditional form of worship led by Mr Wilf Stanbury, visiting from Clare.

A Clash of Cultures

January 29, 2017
Rev Michael Allen is a former Superintendent Minister of this circuit, now retired.

The Covenant Service

January 22, 2017
This is our annual Covenant service where members renew their committment to God and the faith. The Covenant prayers are included (labelled 'bulletin' due to the vagaries of the system)…

The Importance of Testimony

January 15, 2017
Gavin Payne is a Methodist Local Preacher visiting us from Elmswell.

Jesus’ Baptism

January 8, 2017
Rev J Bloomfield is a visiting preacher from the Bury St Edmunds Circuit. The sound quality on this recording is not always good and there are some small gaps in…

New Beginnings

January 1, 2017
An all age service led by our worship team, with activities to support the theme.

Nativity

December 18, 2016
This service includes our Nativity and Holy Communion. It is led by our titular superintendent, Rev Debbie Borda. A video of the nativity can be found here.

What are you waiting for?

December 11, 2016
Mr Gavin Payne is a Local Preacher visiting from Elmswell. A short presentation was given by Abigail Britten's sister Liz, a doctor who spends time at iKhethelo orphanage in South…

The Best Present

December 4, 2016
This was our annual Toy Service where the congregation bring new toys to be distributed by Social Services to less fortunate children around the town. The toys were received by…

What’s in a name?

November 27, 2016
John Sargeant is a visiting preacher from Clare Baptist Church.

Thanksgiving

November 20, 2016
Bryan Ellicott is an experienced preacher from our circuit.

Christ the Reconciler

November 20, 2016
Gavin Payne is a Methodist Local Preacher visiting us from Elmswell.

A Love Worth Dying For

November 13, 2016
Rev Mike Wilson is a retired Superintendent Minister visiting us from the Cambridge circuit.
Rev. Colin Smith is a visiting preacher from the Cambridge Circuit.

At table with the Lord

October 30, 2016
Rev Michael Allen is a former superintendent minister of this circuit visiting us from the Ipswich area. This service included Holy Communion.

New Every Morning

October 30, 2016
Miss Thelma Mills is an experienced Methodist Local Preacher from our church.
Mr Gavin Payne is a Methodist Local Preacher visiting us from Elmswell.

The Lord’s Prayer

October 16, 2016
Mr Wilf Stanbury is a visiting preacher from Clare Baptist Church.
Mr John Sargeant is a visiting preacher from Clare Baptist Church.

Harvest Festival

October 9, 2016
A Harvest Festival service compiled and led by members of the congregation who make up our Worship Team. The video reading can be found here.
Preacher: Rev. Colin Smith, a visitor from the Cambridge Circuit.

Salt & Light

October 2, 2016
Wilf Stanbury is a visiting Local Preacher.

Relationship in God’s Love

September 25, 2016
Mr Gavin Payne is a Methodist Local Preacher visiting us from Elmswell.
Vivien Sargeant is a visiting preacher from Clare Baptist Church.

A Rainbow of Promise

September 11, 2016
This is our Sunday Club Anniversary service, an annual celebration of the work done with and by the children in our church and their leaders. Some pictures of their creations…

Being a Disciple of Jesus

September 4, 2016
Rev Debbie Borda is Superintendent Minister of the Bury St Edmunds Circuit and is our Titular Superintendent whilst we are without a minister.
Gavin Payne is a Local Preacher visiting us from Elmswell.

Mountains and Valleys

August 21, 2016
Miss Thelma Mills is one of our very experienced Local Preachers.
Sarah Glasswell is one of our members who has completed the Mission Shaped Ministry course.
Preacher: Rev Ruth Ridge Ruth is a visiting preacher from the Bury St Edmunds circuit.

The Word – Jesus

August 7, 2016
Mr Brian Ellicott is a very experienced preacher from our congregation.

Faith & Treasure

August 7, 2016
Preacher: Mr Ian Levett Ian is a Reader in the Anglican tradition. The video above was part of the all age talk before the children left for their classes.

Hold on to the good

July 31, 2016
Preacher: Rev Nigel Bishop This is Nigel's last service at Haverhill. He has been with us for 11 years and is moving on, following God's leading. The service has the…


Bridges

July 17, 2016
Rev Tim Yau is an Emerging Church Pioneer Minister with the Eastern Region United Reformed Church. He led our church weekend away last year and has preached at Haverhill on…

Trusting in God

July 3, 2016
Miss Thelma Mills is one of our experienced Local Preachers. As part of the worship, Miss Mills read the attached meditation ‘Too Large a Task’.

The Joy of the Lord

June 19, 2016

Rest in the Lord

June 19, 2016

Henry Wilson is an accredited Methodist Local Preacher visiting us from River of Life Community Church. He is the founder and leader of REACH Community Projects which co-ordinates foodbank, furniture…

Compassion

June 5, 2016

This service was put together at short notice by church members when our minister, Rev Nigel Bishop, was signed off sick by his doctor. It is based around a theme…

Relationships

May 29, 2016

Torch Bearers

May 29, 2016



The Hope & Anchor

May 8, 2016
John Sargeant is a visiting preacher from Clare Baptist Church.
A shorter service than usual, where the children stay in church throughout. The whole service is accessible and relevant to all ages. This service is led entirely by members of…

Love Never Fails

April 24, 2016
Preacher: Rev Nigel Bishop This service included a short piece by Kay about a prophecy she was given, which is available alongside the sermon.

The Shepherd

April 17, 2016
Gavin is one of our Local Preachers visiting us from Elmswell.
A more traditional form of worship. Preacher: Rev Nigel Bishop

“Follow Me”

April 10, 2016

Believing without seeing

April 3, 2016
All Age worship. The talk is in two parts, an introductory section with puzzle pictures and the main theme. A picture of the 'cross with a hole' which is mentioned…
Preacher: Brian Ellicott is one of our experienced Local Preachers. This sermon looks at the changes in the travellers on the Emmaus Road and how that affects us.
A short celebration service for Easter Day. The scripture is read from the Children's Bible by James, one of our young people. The recording is attached, along with the short…

Look! The King is Coming!

March 20, 2016
Palm Sunday Service This weekend we have a team of 4 young people visiting from YWAM. The attached files include an introduction to YWAM and the team, a testimony from…
The preacher is Miss T Mills, one of our experienced Local Preachers.
Mr Gavin Payne is one of our visiting Local Preachers, based in Elmswell.

What is a Mother?

March 6, 2016
Mothering Sunday service.

Allowing God to be Sovereign

February 28, 2016
The file 02-28am prayer is the prayer following the sermon.

Our Citizenship is in Heaven

February 21, 2016

A sermon in two parts.

Hope in Christ

February 14, 2016
Mrs Sargent is a visiting preacher from Clare.

Committment

February 7, 2016
Brian Ellicott is a very experienced Local Preacher in this circuit.

Jesus is King

February 7, 2016
All Age worship: the children stay in the service throughout and the message is delivered so as to be accessible to all. The attached videos are (i) the call to…
Mr John Sargent is a visiting preacher from Clare.
Gavin Payne is one of our Local Preachers and visits us a couple of times each quarter. He used to live in Haverhill but is now based in Elmswell.

God Calls and Speaks

January 17, 2016
Miss T Mills is one of our Local Preachers with many years of experience.

People of the Covenant

January 10, 2016
This is our annual Covenant service where we renew our committment to God and His sovereignty over our lives. The audio recording is in two parts as the file is…
This service was given over to preparation for next week's Covenant Service. There is no formal sermon, but Nigel explains what the various activities are and begins them with a…

Every Spiritual Blessing

January 3, 2016

A Promise Fulfilled

December 27, 2015
Gavin Payne is one of our Methodist Local Preachers.

The Gift

December 25, 2015
Christmas morning celebration service.

Christingle Service

December 24, 2015
This was our Christingle service where Christingles are handed out to the congregation. A Christingle is a symbol of the gospel, comprising an orange to represent the whole world, a…

Expectancy

December 20, 2015

Being a Messenger

December 13, 2015
Miss Thelma Mills is one of our local preachers with many years of experience.

Are you receiving me?

December 13, 2015

Messengers

December 6, 2015
This is our annual Toy Service where members of the congregation donate new, unwrapped toys for distribution by Social Services to local children suffering hardship.

Advent – a time to dream

November 29, 2015
Captain Andrew Payne is a Church Army Captain attached to St Mary's Anglican Church in Haverhill (the Parish Church). His brief is mission in all its forms and he has…

That’s a Surprise!

November 29, 2015

The Kingdom of God

November 22, 2015

What is the Church?

November 15, 2015
Rev Tim Yau is a Pioneer Minister with the United Reformed Church, based in Ipswich. He led our Church Weekend Away in the Spring and preached here on Trinity Sunday.…

Grace

November 8, 2015
Remembrance Sunday.

Praise & Service

November 1, 2015
Gavin Payne is a Methodist Local Preacher who visits from the other side of Bury St Edmunds. Unfortunately the first minute or so of the sermon introduction was not recorded.
Brian Ellicott is an experienced Local Preacher of this circuit.
Hannah Bernard is the Haverhill & District Youth for Christ worker. She goes into local schools and works with the young people there, spreading the good news of the gospel…

The Bread of Life

October 4, 2015
Rev Julian Pursehouse is the Chair of the East Anglian District of the Methodist Church. Powerpoint used during the talk is attached.
Mrs Vivien Sargent is a visiting preacher from Clare Baptist Church. This sermon is in two parts (am1 & am2) due to the size of the files, the pdf file…

Who do you say that I am?

September 20, 2015
Miss Thelma Mills is one of our Local Preachers.
Sunday Club Anniversary Service. The children acted out part of the Jonah story with a large cardboard fish at 'centre stage'. Certificates were presented to all the children attending Sunday…

In the Potter’s hands

August 30, 2015

“Let me be not ashamed”

August 16, 2015
Visiting speaker: Dr David Donovan from New Foundations, a pioneering christian mission using innovative training to deliver grass roots, evidenced-based medicine to marginalised communities in the volatile Niger Delta. The…

Spiritual Warfare

August 9, 2015

This all-age talk is in two parts due to the size of the files. Look here for how you can help.

Jesus unifies

July 26, 2015

God’s unmerited favour

July 19, 2015

About Faith

July 12, 2015