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Pastors Message

Pastor’s message: September 2020

Dear Friends, September normally heralds the return to routine after the disruption of the summer holidays, but what will it hold this year? It is five months since Lockdown began and we are now beginning to wrestle with the challenges of its easing and release. That is not simple, therefore we need to pray for…

Church Re-opening

Church re-opening We want to resume services as soon as possible but only when we are satisfied that the necessary measures are in place for the safety of all who attend. With the current restrictions we cannot accommodate our normal congregation and so we may need to limit the numbers of those who want to…

COVID-19 update

Dear Members and Friends of Emmanuel Church, I write with a heavy heart that we as a nation, a country and the world have come to such a position. It is tragic to see what is happening as a result of Coronavirus, but we do not fret as those who have no hope, since we…

Pastor’s message: November 2019

Dear Friends, I wonder what thoughts spring to mind when you consider the month of November. Maybe you will have a bonfire party on or near November 5th. On Sunday 10th or Monday 11th many will take time to remember those who have given their lives in wars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. On…

Pastor’s message: July 2019

Dear Friends, It hardly seems possible that this issue of the Gazette marks the move into the second half of the year. As I write I am preparing to go to the Bala Ministers’ Conference. In the publicity this year it says“The Bala conference is for pastors who love Christ and want to see the…

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…