What’s Happening

Everyday Clothes

I've read quite a few things recently about clothes and how these can influence our moods and actions. Holding meetings by Zoom or on Google Hangout or watching services on Facebook Live may have changed how we view getting dressed: is there any point, or can we just...

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Wilting or Thriving?

One of the beauties of walking in the countryside is the many woods and rivers close to us which provide us with the opportunity to savour and examine God's wonderful creation. There are so many different trees, so many wildflowers and so many creatures to examine...

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The Holy Spirit – our counsellor and comforter

As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Pentecost this coming Sunday and continue to pray for people to come to know the Lord as part of the 'Thy Kingdom Come' prayer initiative, my daily readings today looked at John 16, where Jesus prepares His disciples for His death...

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Talking Point

Inside the Ethics Committee

A very interesting radio programme on Radio 4 today touching on some of the issues raised by Garry's sermon on euthanasia on Sunday. You can listen to the programme 'Inside the Ethics Committee' here (or via the Radio 4 website if the link doesn't work.)

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A slippery slope

The road to hell, the proverb goes, is paved with good intentions. There are many who advocate euthanasia for the most humane of reasons. They want to alleviate pain and suffering; they want to show mercy and compassion to those suffering (whether the person involved...

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A Good Death?

In his new series 'Talking Point!', Garry hopes to stimulate discussion and talk from a Christian perspective about issues that are in the news today, equipping Christians to understand and explain the Biblical reasons for why we believe what we believe on certain...

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How We Got Here

Fabulous, filling food!

Man doesn't live on bread alone, and neither did we on Saturday! After the Open Day finished, church members and friends who had worked so hard with us on this faith journey had a meal together. In our area, this kind of meal is often known as a 'faith tea', meaning...

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Names

Names in the Bible generally have far more significance than in our Western society. Abram ('exalted father') became Abraham ('father of many'). Jacob ('he grasps the heel', figuratively 'he deceives') became Israel ('he struggles with God'). Jesus was thus named...

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The Photo Gallery

At the start of the planning for the Open Day, it was decided to use the corridor space to host a photo gallery to show people how the work progressed. We spent one evening looking through hundreds of photos to try to narrow them down to the 46 we could have. In the...

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