In these uncertain and worrying times we thought it would be good to have an “Uplifting Moment a Day” page on the website that we can turn to for comfort, strength and support; a moment a day to brighten the spirits. Do take a look and hopefully feel uplifted. 

We would very much like everyone to contribute to this page, so we get a good balance of different things people find uplifting. Moments shared can be anything from a photo, a verse of a hymn, a poem, a Bible passage, something someone has said to you. Feel free to put your name against it or you can remain anonymous! 

Please send your Uplifting Moments to Hilary and Helen at 

We look forward to being able to encourage and uplift each other.

Sunday 28 February

His righteousness will be like a garden in early spring, with plants springing up everywhere

Isaiah 61:11

Monday 1 March

Tuesday 2 March

As every pilot knows, above the grey clouds there are blues skies and sunshine

If you like, watch this lovely Flashmob clip from Ireland in the days before social distancing – and have faith that blue skies (and being together like this) will return again.

Wednesday 3 March

The beautiful arches of the Balcombe viaduct remind this photographer of infinity and the words of Psalm 103 v17

But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting

Listen to this uplifting version of Great is Thy Faithfulness:

Thursday 4 March

There is a time to reach out with a helping hand.

There is a time to receive a helping hand.

Friday 5 March

Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow.

Psalm 25:4

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.

Psalm 16:11

Saturday 6 March

Watch this Youtube video of this brave little bear cub and learn from him that no matter how difficult life is, don’t give up! Have hope, determination and keep going!

Previous Weeks’ Uplifting Moments:

Sunday 21 February

If you’re feeling even the slightest bit down, you will have a smile on your lips and a warmth in your heart after hearing this…..

How brilliant was that! 

As we hear Ryan Clark sing (with a twinkle in his eye!)  “Don’t worry ‘bout a thing, ‘cos every little thing’s gonna be alright!” we remember that God tells us the same thing in Philippians 4:4-7 

“Never worry about a thing; but tell God all your desires of every kind…….and the peace of God which is beyond our understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.”

How brilliant is that too!

Monday 22 February

Little Dancer

The boy’s got rhythm – so cute!

Tuesday 23 February

How reassuring for us all:

Wednesday 24 February

I Believe’ – sung by Jackie Evancho as a child:

Thursday 25 February

Friday 26 February

50 countries unite and sing Amazing Grace

Saturday 27 February

Sunday 14 February

An act of LOVE    

What can be more beautiful than gathering together to welcome a new person into the Christian family.  This is one of my favourite photographs of Michael christening a little girl . 

As we move into Lent this captured moment hopefully gives you something to reflect on thinking of your own baptism and faith journey.  

We are blessed in our community with the amazing love we have from our priest and for each other.

Monday 15 February

Before the Beast from the East arrived, the first signs of spring were arriving. Spring is just around the corner! 

“The winter is past; the rain is over and gone. 

The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come………….”

Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Listen to this beautiful piece of music as you look at the flowers

Thanks to everyone who sent these photos. Keep them coming!

Tuesday 16 February

See! I will not forget you … I have carved your name on the palms of my hands … I have called you by name … You are mine … you are precious to me … I love you.         

Isaiah 49:16: 43:1,4

Wednesday 17 February

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Our Lent Appeal this year is for the homeless. We have all spent a lot of times in our homes this past year (maybe more than we would like to) but let’s take a moment to think about what home means to us and count our blessings for things we take for granted: warmth, safety, running water, food in the cupboard, being dry, a hot drink when we want it.

Listen to this piece of music written for the charity Shelter:

and this classic – Ralph McTell singing “Streets of London”:

Thursday 18 February

This poster and flag were seen in Handcross last week.

Trying to flip negative thoughts into positive ones can be tricky, but with time and practice can become a way of looking at the difficult things in life differently!  The flag says, “Keep calm and carry on!”   It could just as easily have said:

Friday 19 February

This man has been an inspiration to us all:

Who else do you find inspiring? What makes them inspiring to you? Maybe you would like to share your thoughts?

Saturday 20 February

He makes his sun to rise every day. We may not always see it but our day is always lit by it.

Monday 8 February

Time to do some exercise 🤣 Have a crack at this!

Tuesday 9 February

God’s beautiful creation bathed in sunlight:

There may be dark clouds about but the light cannot be stopped from shining through.

Wednesday 10 February

Do you remember this?

Make a cup of tea and enjoy.

Start planning for all the things you will somehow be involved in, in the future!

Thursday 11 February

Feeling frustrated? Ready to quit?

This lockdown seems to be so much harder this time around. But…

Friday 12 February

It’s that time of year again…

Babies galore:

Saturday 13 February

When you wake up…

Sunday 31 January

Today you can take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

What a lovely way to spend an hour whilst remembering just how God provides.

Monday 1 February

“Morning has broken like the first morning; blackbird has spoken like the first bird.”

In the first lockdown we all discovered the beauty of birdsong.

It seemed as if we were hearing such wonders for the first time.

Listen to the beautiful voices of 15 garden birds here:

Tuesday 2 February

50 countries affected by Coronavirus join together to sing Amazing Grace

Wednesday 3 February

“When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.” 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday 4 February

Unwind to beautiful landscapes and relaxing music.

Friday 5 February

Truly uplifting words from a new President:

  • It’s time we begin to heal together; open our souls instead of hardening our hearts ; show tolerance and humility; be willing to stand in the other person’s shoes.
  • With unity we can do great things, important things. We can right wrongs.
  • We can treat each other with dignity and respect.
  • Let’s lead not by the example of our power but by the power of our example.
  • Together we will write a story of hope, not fear; of unity not division; of light not darkness. May this be the story that guides us.

Saturday 6 February

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Monday 25 January

Not Everything is Locked Down:

Lockdown getting you down?  There are many things that can’t be locked down as you will see in this recording.  Now is the time to sort out all those things that you get distracted from doing and of course, lockdown cannot touch your humanity!

(from Nicole)

Tuesday 26 January

Stones Cry Out:

This is a beautiful video. Imagine you too are on one of the stones! Not only do the stones cry out, they/we cry out in perfect harmony 😊. Have a lovely day.

And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him “Teacher, rebuke your disciples”. Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” (Luke 19:39-40)

Wednesday 27 January

Don’t let the cold weather get you down.  There’s lots of fun to be had as this Collie demonstrates 😂🤣.

Thursday 28 January


Something to make you smile.  An amusing and very sweet video of friendship in the most unlikely places.

Friday 29 January

From the author Charlie Mackesy and his book ‘The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse’.  Highly recommend, this book, for your children or grandchildren.

So simple but very true.

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Saturday 30 January

A beautiful poem that helps to put lockdown into perspective and reboot your faith.

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Sunday 31 January

Happy Elephants – something to make us laugh!

Sunday 17 January

Let’s renew our strength by trusting in the Lord

Monday 18 January

Last’s week’s hoar frost showed us there is beauty to be found even when skies are grey and heavy.

Tuesday 19 January

Never Forget:

Isaiah 46:4

Wednesday 20 January

At the end of a difficult day God gives us this:

In pre-pandemic days, a wise friend once said that if there were only two such beautiful sunsets like this to be witnessed every year, people would travel far and wide to see such a truly amazing sight.

Thursday 21 January

If you are in need of a little relaxation, then listen to

And why not reach for that well-worn copy of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis and re-read as you listen!

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,

At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,

When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death

And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”

Friday 22 January


Saturday 23 January

This is a beautiful version of this blessing where 65 Churches across the country come together to sing a blessing over the UK.

The Lord Bless you and keep you,

The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.

And give you peace.

May His presence go before you and behind you and beside you,

All around you and within you

He is with you; He is with you.

In the morning and the evening,

In the coming and the going

In the weeping and rejoicing

He is for you; He is for you.