At the start of our Bible Study on 16 July we had been intrigued by the washing line hanging before us. In the second half of the evening all was revealed! We were tasked to think of three verses from scripture that mean the most to us, write them down and peg them to the […]
A churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one […]
Alice Mary Bagshaw, daughter of Grace and Alan Bagshaw, and sister to Thomas, was baptised during morning service on Sunday 12 July 2009.
In June this year some of our church family made a return visit to the Lake District, following a very successful church holiday there last year. The group were led by minister Stephen Thornton, and were based at the Windermere Centre, the national training centre for the URC. Those who went were asked for their […]
Some more photos from the church holiday in Cumbria, June 2009. To read about this trip click here. (Back to top of page)
On Sunday 5th July we celebrated our 97th anniversary. Our guest preacher, Rev Dr Susan Durber (Principal of Westminster College, Cambridge) reminded us not to think in terms of bricks and mortar – we, the people, are God’s building, and Jesus Christ is our foundation stone. A time of fellowship and refreshment followed the service, […]
“There it is again,” I thought, looking up from the pages of ‘Reform’ magazine. By ‘it’ I meant the admonition, often found in Christian writing and addresses these days, to leave our comfort zone. Often the expression ‘comfort zone’ refers to the everyday life of the church family and is used in a rather derogatory […]
One night of heavy heat the rain began And peal on peal of angry thunder rolled. When all was quiet again, surprised I saw A butterfly – quite still and dazed it seemed – Which in our house sought refuge from the storm. Finding a cloth, I silently drew near; Gently I picked it up […]
Our Bible Study on 18 June started with a discussion on genealogy, and the ease of tracing our family history in this computer age. The Minister read the genealogy of Jesus Christ from Matthew Chapter 1, then invited us to make four groups to study the baptism and genealogy of Jesus in Luke’s Gospel (Chapter […]
Our candle tree symbolises the importance of prayer within our church life. Members of our congregation, both younger and older, light candles of prayer each week.