Thoughts for 2020

Thoughts for 2020

Some words first from Isaiah, as God addresses His people, His ‘sorely afflicted one’.  In Isaiah chapters 42 and 43 we have a context of a people who have ears but do not hear, who have eyes but do not see.  They are much in need, but they fail to draw on their...
Reflect and move forward

Reflect and move forward

Dear All, We owe a huge debt of gratitude to so many who have worked tirelessly over the last few months in our church communication team. Our thanks also go to the wonderful CRAG team, who have made such a huge effort in raising money for the church roof repairs....
Taking stock

Taking stock

Dear All, Very soon we will most of us be getting used to a faster pace of life again.  How does that sound to you? For some, I realise the pace of life has never slowed.  In fact, if you are a working parent with children being home-schooled, or a key-worker on extra...
Happy 2020

Happy 2020

Dear All, “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, …but God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5 : 7 – 8  NIV) This is a motto verse that David Bate has very kindly offered to...
Time for new wine?

Time for new wine?

How is Renewal and Revival going to happen in Britain in our generation?What do I mean by these terms?  The last officially recorded ‘revival’ in Britain was on the Island of Lewis (Hebrides) in 1949 -52 .  It is when God moves in the power of the Holy Spirit across a...
Mistaken identity?

Mistaken identity?

Dear All, The beginning of the academic year coincides with a set reading for 1st September from Hebrews 13.  Verse 2 reads: ‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.’  Might we have entertained angels...