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Pastor’s message: June 2019

Dear Friends, This letter is very different from my regular letters in that it is a direct quotation of a blog that I receive each Friday. Under the title “Is Your Family Too Friendly?” it deals with a question that concerns me greatly in our current culture. There are families that are dysfunctional in that…

Pastor’s message: May 2019

Dear Friends, We have recently had the joy and privilege of again focussing on the events of Easter, remembering all that Christ achieved on behalf of His people. We thank God that the price of our sin, death, was fully paid, because Christ was willing to suffer on our behalf. The cross was a horrific…

Womens Easter Brunch

Women from our church congregation and guests met to share a buffet breakfast, a crèche was provided for children after breakfast and a member of our church women’s fellowship was interviewed. The interview covered different topics which were relevant to becoming a Christian and subsequent Christian experience including how a Christian faces ordinary events and…

Pastor’s message: April 2019

Dear Friends, This month we will remember with great thanksgiving the wonderful message that is Easter. Strictly Easter celebrates the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we are inclined to combine all the events of His betrayal, desertion, arrest, crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection and call it The Easter Story. In this letter I…

Pastor’s message: March 2019

Dear Friends, I write this the day after Pauline McMillen presented her powerful paper on the life of Bishop John Hooper of Gloucester (1 March 1495 – 9 February 1555). We placed it on that particular Wednesday evening after a series of postponements to fit with the anniversary of his death, but it seems appropriate…

Pastor’s message: February 2019

Dear Friends, I write the day after the big vote. Our government’s proposals for Brexit have been rejected. Before the vote took place it seemed that there was no clear direction. The vote has happened, we are in the same place and the truth of Proverbs 27:1 has been fulfilled – “you do not know…

Pastor’s message: December

Dear Friends, I wonder how many of you have said recently, “Where has the year gone?” We get the impression that time moves faster as we get older, or we say “Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself.” The facts are there are still sixty minutes in an hour, twenty four hours in a day, and…

Christian Institute

This month our communion donations will be for… Christian Institute A Christian influence in a secular world. Helping Christians with news, views and resources on contemporary ethical issues in the UK and beyond. The Christian Institute is a nondenominational Christian charity committed to upholding the truths of the Bible. We are supported by individuals and…

Pastor’s message: November

Dear Friends, November is on us, the clocks have changed and we have altered the time of our evening service. We could be entering the “winter of our discontent” or we could be maximising the time and opportunities that God gives us. We have celebrated our Church Anniversary and we had an “Away Day” for…