02/08/2020 6 pm

Felicity Hawke leads the service, Ann Gibbons reads Matthew chapter 14, verses 13 to 21, and Val Whiteman invites us to be one of the crowd alongside 5,000 men plus women and children as Jesus performs a miracle.

Transcript of reading & meditation - follow this link.

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Compline: Feeding of 5,000

26/07/2020 6 pm

Christine Haines leads the service.

After the reading of Romans chapter 8 verses 26-39 by Gill Heath, Andrew Haines gives the talk. First, because these verses sum up all of what has gone before in this letter, he summarizes chapters 1 to 8, and then leads us through the actual verses, showing how Paul answers the four questions in them.

Transcript of the reading and talk - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

In God We Trust

19/07/2020 6 pm

Emma Latham leads the service, she also reads Romans 8:12-25, Felicity Hawke reads Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43 and at the end leads the prayers, and Robert Latham gives a talk on both passages, linking them to Genesis chapters 1 and 2.

Transcript of the readings and talk - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

The Wheat and the Weeds

12/07/2020 6 pm

Gill Palmer leads the service, Rosie Lee reads Romans 8:1-11 and Charlie Palmer reads Matthew 13:1-9 and 18-23. Lynda Howells gives a sermon on the passage from Matthew, and Charlie leads the prayers.

For a transcript of the talk - follow this link.

For a transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

Evening Prayer: the Sower and the Seed

05/07/2020 6 pm

Ann Gibbons leads the service, and

Lynda Howells leads a meditation on the theme of "from Pain into Pearls. The service also includes prayers and songs.

For transcript of the meditation - follow this link.

For transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

Healing and Refreshing:
From Pain into Pearls

05/07/2020 10 am

Andrew Attwood talks about one of his favourite subjects, prophecy in the modern church, using

1 Corinthians chapter 14 verses 29 to 33 to show that it was normal in early church meetings for church members to prophesy. Why not now?


Other references: John 10:14-16, 1 Corinthians chapters 12 to 14, Romans 12:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22, Acts 13:1-3


For transcript of talk - follow this link.

Knights' Meadow talk: Prophecy

28/06/2020 10 am

Unfortunately the service livestream was interrupted. The first part can be seen via this link:


The second part is available via the button below. It includes Karen Mills's retelling of the passage from Luke 8:42b-48 followed by Andrew Attwood, who leads us through the story verse by verse, showing us how the Holy Spirit and Jesus work together, and asking the questions

- Do you think healing is for everyone else but not yourself?

- Is Jesus passing by close by you today?

​For a transcript of the retelling and talk, follow this link.

For a transcript of the whole service, follow this link.


21/06/2020 10 am

Andrew Attwood considers how Jesus responded to the Rich Young Man in Matthew 19 verses 16-30 in his series on going deeper with God.

Jane Garsed, Heather Homes and Dot Powell also offer thought-provoking word pictures and stories.

Michelle Harris leads the service and her daughter Jess reads the passage.

Another reference: Revelation 3:14-22.

Transcript of talk, reading and contributions (from Jane, Heather and Dot) - follow this link.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

Reaching the End of Ourselves

14/06/2020 10 am

Andrew Attwood takes his text from Romans chapter 5 verses 1 to 11. He also refers to John 13:36-38 and John 8:34-36.

He  also mentions Chronos and Kairos, for which see a brief explanation at this external link.

Also at the beginning of the service Churchwarden Kim Matthews makes an announcement concerning delaying opening of the church building.

Denise Coomber leads the service.

Transcript of the announcement and the talk - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

While we were still sinners Christ died for us

07/06/2020 10 am

The text is 2 Corinthians chapter 13 verse 14.

Andrew Attwood draws from various passages in the Bible - Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4, Proverbs 8:27-31, John 3:16, John 3:35, John 5:19John 10:17, John 14:31, John 15:10, 1 John 4:8, Psalm 18:19 - (and also John Calvin, Ross Hastings and Steve DeWitt) to present the relationship that is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  What is God really like? Maybe this lockdown time is the ideal opportunity to find out?

Transcript just of talks - follow this link.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

Trinity Sunday

31/05/2020 10 am

Karen’s initial text is Habakkuk chapter 3 verses 37-39 and her talk is drawn from various parts of the book of Habakkuk, particularly chapter 1, oversees 1 to 11 , chapter 2 verse 1 and chapter 3 verse 2. She also refers to 1 Kings 18:41-46.

Habakkuk sees injustice and decay all around him, but in the final verses of the book he still finds it possible to rejoice in God - how can that be?

Transcript of whole service - follow this link

Pentecost - from the Valley to the High Hills

24/05/2020 10 am

The service is led by Michelle Harris and the talk is given by Denise Coomber.

The text is Luke 11:1-13

What is prayer? How should we pray? What does the Bible say about prayer?

Dense then leads us through The Lord's Prayer, giving us food for thought on each line of it.

Along the way, she refers to:

The Prayer Course, Lectio 365,

Matthew 6:5-15, John 1:12-13, Revelation 4:8,
Psalm 29:1-2, Psalm 66, Judges 21:25, James 5:16, Dunkirk story (requires Facebook), 2 Chronicles 20, Hebrews 11, Mark 11:24, Luke 18:1-8, 1 John 1:8-9, Matthew 18:21-35, Thy Kingdom Come Day 3 - Thanks, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, James 4:7,
The Lord's Prayer (Common Worship)

Transcript of Denise's talk - follow this link

Transcript of whole service - follow this link

(The Lord's) Prayer

17/05/2020 10 am WR

The service is led by Karen Mills, who also reads
Psalm 51 verses 1 to 17.

Lindsey Attwood reads the text, Luke 1:26-38.

The talk is given by Andrew Attwood.

During the time of confinement, maybe now is the time to experience the presence of God.
Andrew looks at parallels in the Bible and also just over 100 years ago.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link

The Importance of the Presence of God

10/05/2020 6 pm

Evening Prayer with Revd. Robert Latham
and Emma Latham

The Psalm is number 31, verses 1 to 5

Texts for the talk: Acts chapter 7, verses 55 to 60 and John chapter 14, verses 1 to 14.

How did Stephen and the Apostles live in the light of Jesus' resurrection? 

How should we live in this light?

What should we pray for?

Other references: Revelation 12:11, Psalm 91:7

If you find the video too quiet, try the version on our "Listen Again" page or read the transcript - see below

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link

Living out the Resurrection

03/05/2020 6 pm

Ann Gibbons introduces the service, reading Psalm 23, and Lynda Howells leads us in a meditation on the psalm.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link

Healing and Refreshing

22/3 6pm - 12/4 6pm

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More videos

02/08/2020 10 am

Do you feel so insignificant that Jesus can't use you? Think about the boy who brought the loaves and the fish to Jesus. We all need each other, and we need to be different from each other to help each other and thus serve God. Lindsey Attwood leads this service, Chris Waters homes in on the 2nd part of that message (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) and Penny Bryans talks about the 1st part (John 6:5-13). Karen Jackson and Ellie Bryans read the passages,

Roger and Heather Homes lead the prayers.

Transcript of notice & talks - follow this link.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

The Body of Christ

26/07/2020 10 am

Denise Coomber and Val Whiteman lead the service, Julie Sewards reads Matthew chapter 13 verses 44-46 and Phil Sewards gives the talk.

What or who do you value the most? If you found a treasure of greater value, would you change your life to get hold of it? Would you show others where it is if you could share it?

For a transcript of the talk - follow this link.

For a transcript of the whole service  - follow this link.

The Great Treasure

19/07/2020 10 am

This morning's service is based on Paul's letter to the Romans, chapter 12 verse 2,

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will."

Transcript of notices and talk only - follow this link.


Transcript of whole service - follow this link.


12/07/2020 10 pm

The service is led by Revd. Andrew Attwood, and Michelle gives the talk, based on the First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter 9, verses 24 to 27, training to run the race to gain the prize. She and Andrew also refer to Jesus' Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20.

For transcript of the talk - follow this link.

For transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

What's Your Prize?

05/07/2020 10 am

Lindsey Attwood shares her journey of faith by exploring this unusual book of the Bible, otherwise known as the Song of Solomon - for Christians, a picture of the love of Jesus for His Church.

Lindsey, in exploring chapter 2, talks about the invitation we all have to follow Jesus, to trust Him, to come back if we slip away, to give our heart to Him, to yield to Him and thus become His disciple.

Other references: Ephesians 5:25, 1 John 4:19, Isaiah 55:8, Matthew 11:29, 1 Peter 5:8, John 14:15 & 14:24, and Isaiah 61

Kim Matthews leads the service; he and Jenny read the passage; Jeremy Bryans prays the intercessions.

The talk starts at 16 minutes and 15 seconds into the video.

For transcript of talk - follow this link.

For transcript of whole service - follow this link.

Song of Songs chapter 2

28/06/2020 6 pm

Revd. Andrew Attwood leads us through this key chapter in the Bible verse by verse, but first putting it into context with a summary of Isaiah chapters 40 to 55 and then Romans chapters 1 to 7.

This is the chapter that tells us:

  • There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus


  • Nothing can separate us from the love of God.

For transcript - follow this link.

The message of Romans 8

21/06/2020 6 pm

The talk is by Anthony Manning.

The texts are Romans 6 verses 1 to 11

(read by Geoff Whiteman) and
Matthew 10 verses 24 to 39

(read by Hanne Manning).

The service is led by Val Whiteman.

Transcript of talk - follow this link.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

United with Jesus in His Death and His Resurrection

14/06/2020 6 pm

Robert Latham considers the common ground between Romans chapter 5 verses 1 to 8 and Matthew chapter 9 verse 35 to chapter 10 verse 23.

Emma Latham leads the service and Matt Hesling Gibson reads the Epistle (the Romans passage).

Transcript of the talk - follow this link.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link.

Journeying together as disciples

07/06/2020 6 pm

The service is based on the Lord's Prayer, Luke chapter 11, verses 1 to 4. See also The Lord's Prayer (Common Worship).

Ann Gibbons leads the service.

Meditation and intercessions by Lynda Howells.

Transcript of just the meditation and prayer activity - follow this link.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link.

Healing and Refreshing service

31/05/2020 6:30 pm

If there is a fifth Sunday in the month we join with other churches in Kenilworth in a service based on the songs and the culture of the Taizé community (see https://www.taize.fr/en)

The service starts 2 minutes into the video.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link

Taizé service

24/05/2020 6 pm

On the 4th Sunday in the month we have teaching in the evening.

The talk is by Revd. Andrew Attwood.

He describes three keys to unlocking some of the meaning behind the New Testament: they are Old Testament concepts of Covenant, Exodus and Temple.


Covenant: references to

* God's covenant with Noah: Genesis 8:20-9:17

* God's covenant with Abraham: Genesis 15

* God's covenant with Moses: Exodus 20

   and with Joshua: Deuteronomy 31

* Prophecy of the covenant via the Spirit:
   Jeremiah 31:31-34

In the New Testament: Mark 1:1-8, Matthew 26:26-29, Hebrews 9:11-15

Exodus: the Passover: Exodus 12:1-30

New Testament refs: Mark 3:23-29, Luke 9:28-36, Mark 10:45 (compare Isaiah 53:10), 1 Corinthians 5:7

Temple: Genesis 2, Exodus 13:21-22, Exodus 33:12-17 2 Samuel 7, 1 Kings 6, 2 Chronicles 7

New Testament refs: John 2:18-22, 1 John 4:13,

1 Corinthians 3:16-17

The great commission, covering all three:

Matthew 28:18-20  

Transcript of talk - follow this link

Covenant, Exodus & Temple

17/05/2020 6 pm

Evening Prayer with Gill and Charlie Palmer, with
Sam Whiteside giving the talk

Texts for the talk: Acts chapter 17, verses 22 to 31 and John chapter 14, verses 15 to 21.


Was Paul's speech ot the Athens council a flop? Who is this "Unknown God"?

He gives the Spirit of Truth to Jesus' disciples.

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link

The Father will give you the Spirit of Truth

17/05/2020 10 am KM

The Knights' Meadow service is normally held on Zoom, but today there was a worldwide Zoom outage.

Andrew had however pre-recorded his talk and you can see it here.  Some references:

Peter walking on water: Matthew 14:22-32
Peter disagreeing with Jesus about him being killed and rising again: Mark 8:31-33
Jesus saying to Simon, Satan has asked to sift them all: Luke 22:31-34
Peter denying Jesus: Luke 22:54-62
Stoning of Stephen: Acts 7:54-60
Disciples filled with the Spirit and Peter's sermon: Acts 2:1-41
Peter and the vision of the cloth of unclean creatures: Acts 10:9-22
Andrew suggests, at this time of coronavirus lockdown: it's an opportunity to go deeper with God: be still and give God room.

Transcript of the talk: follow this link

Hearing God - Heart Attitude

10/05/2020 10 am

The service is led by Andrew Attwood, who also leads us in worship through Psalm 131.

The talk is given by Roger Homes, based on the first letter of Paul to Timothy, chapter 6, verses 3 to 10, read by Heather Homes. Within the talk there is a testimoney by Martin Lewis.

Other references: Luke 12:13-34, Matthew 19:16-26 (esp. 19:24), Philippians 4:12, Colossians 3:5, Matthew 6:24, Luke 10:25-37, Luke 19:1-10,
1 Corinthians 13

Richard Foster: Money, Sex and Power

The service starts 3 minutes into the video

Transcript of the whole service - follow this link

Dangers of the Love of Money

03/05/2020 10 am

The service is led by Val Whiteman (who also reads Psalm 97), the reading of Luke chapter 8, verses 1 to 3 and prayerful reflection on the talk are by Andrew Attwood, and the talk is by Lindsey Attwood.

Lindsey notes how Luke points out how important women were in supporting Jesus' ministry. Why was that, and what does that mean for our understanding of how Jesus works?

In passing, Lindsey mentions the YouTube series "the Chosen". Here is a link to it.

Transcript of whole service - follow this link

Support from unexpected people

22/03/2020 10 am

The reading is of Matthew chapter 6 verses 25 to 34

Other references: Philippians 4:6-7 ("do not be anxious ... and the peace of God ... guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus"), Luke 8:22-25 (Jesus commands the disciples to cross the lake in a storm), Matthew 17:22-23 (Jesus knows he is going to die and rise again), Revelation 1:18 ("I was dead, and now look! I am alive for ever")

The service starts at 12 mins 50 secs into the video and lasts 34 minutes

Transcript - follow this link

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