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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…

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…

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…