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St. Finnian’s Work Week

Due to the current Covid circumstances, we do not intend to call a normal ‘work week’ this year. However, there are some works which have to be done, notably the clearance of the grass dumps, along with some other gardening tasks.  Many hands make light work so, please, come along and help if you can spare […]

Church Without Walls – 15th June

Burning Bush Moments On Saturday evening around teatime I switched on the TV to check the score in the football from the Euros. Instead of football, I discovered a gardening programme and, when I checked my phone, I discovered that the match had been abandoned. Denmark was playing Finland and the Danish midfielder, Cristian Eriksen, […]

‘Live No Lies’ – John Mark Comer (pre-order)

Well, here it is.  My next book: Live No Lies: Recognize and Resist the Three Enemies that Sabotage Your Peace. I’ve never worked harder on anything in my life. This one has my blood, sweat, and literal tears in it. It’s my manifesto for following Jesus in our age of increasingly hostile secularism, on both sides […]

Devotion: God’s Adviser

Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, ‘Who do people say I am?’ Mark 8:27 Why do teachers give tests? They want to know whether their students are learning the material. And in Caesarea Philippi, Jesus gave this test […]

Messy Church Online Coming Soon!

Friday, 25th June This year in Messy Church we’re thinking about HOPE – Honesty, Overcoming Things, Perseverance and Endurance. On Friday 25th June we’ll be focusing on the second letter ‘O’ – ‘Overcoming Things’. Everyone has problems, small and large.  Talking to our family about troubles is very important, but talking to God in prayer can help […]

From Killing Fields to Fields of Life

Rev. Trevor Stevenson’s book ‘From Killing Fields to Fields of Life’ tells of the hardship and suffering of the people of Uganda and in East Africa as a whole. It is a story spanning over 25 years which tells of the dedication and amazing work of the Fields of Life. Through their work, hope and […]

Devotion: It starts with us

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ James 4:6 Conquered by the Roman Empire, the Jewish people were under Roman control. And they didn’t like it one bit. They wanted the Romans out, and they thought Jesus the Messiah would overthrow the power of […]

Church Without Walls – 8th June

Encouraging Steps Earlier this morning I went for a walk with a friend. I hadn’t seen him for a while and it was good to walk and catch up as we went along. It felt safe, too, to be able to walk outdoors and have the masks off. I’ve just finished a charming book about […]

7 top tips for reading the Bible

The Bible can seem overwhelming, boring and difficult, but a few basic tips can help you understand it more. Try these… 1. Understand the historical context in which the Bible is written Even the newest bits are about 2,000 years old. So start asking yourself questions about what it might have been like when the […]

Getting started with the Bible

You’ve decided that you’d like to read the Bible, but where do you begin? Sometimes finding a Bible to read is the easiest part. The Bible contains over 750, 000 words. Most printed Bibles are over 1000 pages long.  Faced with the sheer size of the book you are looking at you would be forgiven for feeling […]