What’s Happening

Comfortable or Commissioned?

As we start a New Year (2021), we tend to reflect on what has gone before (and 2020 was such an unusual year, this may take longer than normal!) as well as look ahead, making plans and resolutions. The end of one year and the beginning of another – actually nothing...

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Assumptions

What happens when you make assumptions? ‘Assume makes an ass of U and Me’, the saying goes, and this can be so true. In Acts 21 and 22, we see the dangers that are inherent in assumptions. The Jewish crowd assumed, without taking the trouble to check, that Paul had...

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Defending Yourself

In the latter part of the book of Acts, Paul has to defend himself from accusations of sedition and rebellion before a variety of people (crowds, Felix, Festus, Agrippa) and as a result we hear the story of his conversion at least three times. The Greek word for...

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Talking Point

What’s In A Name?

The Bible is full of names, many of them unpronounceable to English tongues, and often skipped over as we read the Bible because of their unfamiliarity and our impatience with lists. They remind us, nonetheless, that giving something or someone a name is a vital...

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Joy, Despite… (2)

Many people at this time are looking for an exit strategy out of lockdown, but perhaps more important for Christians is to learn God's entrance strategy into joy, a joy which is not dependent on happy circumstances or sunny personalities. The joy God gives us is not...

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Get Wet For God!

My granddaughter has recently discovered the joys of a warm summer and public fountains... At the same time, however, she was initially nervous of these fountains because they were pre-programmed to disperse water at different speeds and heights and she was wary. She...

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How We Got Here

Months later…

Do you ever reach the end of a book where all the strands are neatly tied together and wonder 'what happens next?' to the characters?I love books which feature the same characters, as essentially I get engrossed with them and want to know how things work out for them,...

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New blog!

This blog will soon be running out of things to say, since it was created specifically to chart the progress of the church as it renovated St Mark's. Once I've got all the details down about the Open Day, I won't be posting here any more.But do not despair! The church...

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A House of Prayer

One of our prayers is that the new building will indeed become a house of prayer. At the Open Day, we listed the many answers to prayer we have seen over the journey to acquire St Mark's and renovate the building, and we look forward to recording many more answers.A...

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