Cream Tea for Japan

A charity cream tea was held at our church on Palm Sunday to raise money for British Red Cross workers helping in the worst hit areas of Japan. A prime mover behind the event was Rumi Payne, who has been a member of our church for many years.  Rumi was born in the Tokyo suburbs, […]

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Birdsong

“God is everything that is good, as I see, and the goodness which everything has, is God.” – Julian of Norwich Spring was slow to arrive this year, but when it finally came I’m convinced I heard it.  You see, there were no green shoots: it had been so cold.  The woods had no carpet […]

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God’s Welcome

The Bible study in March continued the series on evangelism, this session looking at ‘God’s Welcome’. Jesus’ teaching was both radical and revolutionary.  We find it challenging because it’s often the opposite of what we expect, but God’s mission is to change and transform the world.  He turns world values upside down. As the church […]

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Poem for Mothers

Best friends Katie Green and Sophie Roberts wrote this poem and read it in church on Mothering Sunday. This is a poem to all the mums to say thanks for all you have done: You help us out through the bumps in the road; you help us carry the heaviest load. You dry my tears […]

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Our Prayer Box

Our Prayer Box is situated in the church foyer, and is for the use of all visitors to the church.   If you would like us to pray for you, for someone you know, or for a situation that worries you, you are invited to put your request in the box.  Church Prayer Meetings are held […]

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Winter Ending

I woke to hear the soft sound of the rain, Oddly insistent in my drowsy ear. It quickened, and I saw a storm of hail Plummeting down, to whiten path and lawn. Above me swept the trailing skirts of cloud, Flying before the swift hounds of the wind. Below my window, clumps of snowdrops bloomed, […]

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What is God’s Mission?

Our Vision4Life study group on 24 February 2011 focussed on the subject of Mission.  Minister Stephen Thornton introduced the topic by explaining that Mission is God’s ministry, in which we all share.  This led to the question:  What is God’s mission?  (If we don’t know, how can we share in it?) We were referred to […]

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