What’s Happening

A Cause Worth Dying For

Dave spoke this morning from Romans 5:6-11, reminding us that we are the cause Jesus thought it was worth dying for. Sometimes we see that people are willing to die for a cause (e.g. suicide bombers and even martyrs for Christ) and people can be willing to die for a...

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Losing Control

I am interested by our reactions to lockdown, by the psychological impact this has on us. This is not the place to discuss the morality or efficacy (or otherwise) of lockdowns, but I am intrigued by our reactions because they seem to me to centre on one common theme:...

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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Are you a morning person, raring to go first thing? Or are you a night owl, energised as the rest of the world heads for bed? It's always interesting to see people in the morning: some are bleary-eyed and grumpy, taking ages to come round; others are bright-eyed and...

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Talking Point

Talking Point: Immigration (2)

The Bible has much to say about foreigners living in the land of God's people, with the laws applying to both native born and foreigners equally (Numbers 15:13-16; see also Lev 18:26, Lev 24:16). Foreigners were to be treated well (see Lev 19:10,34; Lev 25:35). Lest...

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Talking Point: Immigration (1)

Garry's 'Talking Point' topic tonight was on the contentious and highly topical issue of immigration, one of the major debating points during the recent EU referendum. Many people in the UK are afraid of the rise in numbers of immigrants and refugees entering the...

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Talking Point: Safeguarding Against Pornography

It's important for us to understand that sex in itself is not sinful, but is in fact a gift of God. In its proper context, between a married man and woman, sex is something beautiful, a picture of the close relationship God longs to have with His people. But the Bible...

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How We Got Here

Comments

During the Open Day, we had a 'visitors' book' in which visitors could write their comments about the church refurbishment. Here are some of the comments that were written:"An excellent example of the Church working with and for the community - WELL DONE." (Deputy...

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After the evening meeting

After the evening meeting ended, we returned to the community hall to finish the buffet and to chat with people.Proof that people who had been here all day were still smiling by the end!The clock shows we've been there over twelve hours!Chatting with friends who have...

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Community consultation

One of the aims of the Open Day was to consult with the community about what people want to see in the new building. We had a 'suggestions table' where people could write their suggestions and ideas for activities and the leadership of the church will look at how we...

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