God has given us glorious gifts in nature, but we have to learn how to nurture and conserve our heritage. We neglect or abuse the natural world at our peril. This may seem to be a contemporary issue that we are just beginning to grapple with, but as long ago as 1976 a group of […]
Many congregations these days are suffering because of a dearth of practical gifts available from the people. When asked in Church Membership classes what their gift is, folk often say they haven’t got one. So at Church Meeting we had a look at Paul’s first letter to the Church in Corinth. Paul used to spend […]
A good number came to our Bible study on Thursday, 17 September, which formed part of our Vision4Life Bible year, and was led by our Minister, Stephen Thornton. The passage we considered was from Mark’s Gospel – the first Gospel to be written. Stephen reminded us to keep bright, open minds when studying the text […]
Norwegian theologian and pastor Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was elected 7th General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) during its recent Central Committee meeting. “This task I really feel is the call of God. I feel that we have a lot to do together”, Tveit said in his acceptance speech before the […]
Our Bible Study on 16 July paid homage to Protestant reformer John Calvin, at the 500th anniversary of his birth. Yet as we remember and celebrate this significant event in the history of the Reformed Church, the Minister reminded us that we are here not to mimic Calvin and Luther, but to learn from them, […]
Here is baby Isla Mercer, daughter of Sharon and Harry Mercer, who was baptised during morning service on Sunday 26 July.
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)