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Devotion: Run to Win!

Don’t you realise that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 1 Corinthians 9:24 My son Christopher was a great runner, and we used to race on the beach. For many years, I somehow managed to beat him, probably because I was a sprinter and he […]

The Sanctuary Course – you can still join

How can a church become a sanctuary—a place where individuals living with mental health challenges feel safe, supported, and a sense of belonging? The Sanctuary Course was created to inspire and equip communities of faith that are asking this important question. Developed in consultation with mental health professionals, theologians, and people with lived experience, this […]

Divine Healing Ministries

The Rector and Fergus McMorrow, Director DHM, have agreed to the return of Healing Services to St. Finnian’s. The monthly services will be held on the last Tuesday of each month commencing on 27th September 2022 at 7.30pm. This arrangement will be kept under review in light of any changes in the Covid-19 situation. All […]

Book of Remembrance

On the first Sunday in November (6th November this year), we are holding our annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for those who have died in the past year. It is always a poignant service in which we give thanks to God for those people who have been part of our church’s life. The Book […]

MU Tree Planting – 1st October

A tree, which was given to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, will be planted by the Mothers’ Union on Saturday 1st October at 11am. Given the new monarch’s pioneering work in environmental issues, it is a very appropriate gift at this time. The Mothers’ Union would be delighted if any members of the congregation or […]

Pilates update

Autumn has arrived and, although seasons change and summer will soon be a fleeting memory, the Pilates classes on Wednesday evenings will carry on providing a low impact form of exercise that anyone can participate in. I’m very pleased to say that, in recent weeks, some brave souls, who had never tried Pilates before, have […]

The Queen’s Commendation of Christ

Her Majesty The Queen was known for her deep Christian faith and took opportunity to commend Jesus Christ to others. The short film below combines images with audio and was compiled by All Souls Langham Place in London. Click HERE to view

Devotion: Hurricane Grace

Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Matthew 8:23-24 The film The Perfect Storm tells the story of an actual storm off the coast of Massachusetts in 1991, which was the […]

Diocesan Bible Course – module 2

Module 2 of our Diocesan Bible Course begins on Tuesday 4 October and is open to new registrations – you do not need to have attended Module 1. The Course This course is for Christians at any stage on their journey with God who want to know more about the Bible and how it relates […]

Diocesan Lay Readers – training 2023-24

Diocesan Lay Readers have a significant voluntary role in assisting the ministry of the church. Applications are now open for the 2023–24 training course. Diocesan Readers are authorised by the Bishop to preach, teach, lead worship and engage in pastoral work, not just in their own parish but in other churches throughout the diocese. As […]