Remembrance 12th November

This weekend, across the nation, people will be stopping in order to remember the ultimate sacrifice others have made. With gratitude we give thanks for the lives of service men and women who have died in order that as a nation we would continue to enjoy relative freedom and continued...

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Let us Pray! Sun 5th Nov 17

Preparing for the Alpha session on Monday night, I came across a much repeated quote from John Wesley. The great 18th Century preacher was mightily used by God in pioneering the Methodist movement, helping to spiritually awake the nation and in speaking against social injustice. Wesley said ‘God does nothing...

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Morning and Evening! Sun 29th Oct 17

It strikes me that there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who are ‘morning people’ and those who are not! Now I apologise to you who wear out the snooze buttons on your alarm clocks and turn over longing for a ‘duvet day’, but I love mornings....

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In times of crisis Sun 20th Aug 17

  I read this morning the latest instalment in the showdown between the United States and North Korea. You are probably aware that, in light of North Korea’s desire to build a nuclear arsenal, President Trump has warned that they face ‘fire and fury, like the world has never seen’....

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Think about it! Sun 6th August 17

In our society many hold a wrong view with regard to themselves. There are those who have too high a view of themselves. They live for themselves and consider themselves as the judge of their own morality. Likewise, we meet those who have little or no regard for themselves and...

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Time Aside Sunday 9th July 17

Today is the last full day before we get away for a two week break. As is the case for anyone in this situation, there appears much to do and little time to do it. However, I am thrilled to say that the list that I wrote this morning is...

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Fathers Day Sun 18th June

On Father’s Day it right that we focus on the way that God, throughout Scripture reveals himself as our Heavenly Father. Yet, have you ever considered the many more ways in which God describes himself? Despite being told that God is Spirit (1 John 4:24), God variously attributes to himself...

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Election Time Sun 4th June 17

Along with many others, I was deeply concerned with the substance of Donald Trump’s speech earlier this week. Not only did the President pull the United States out of the Paris Accord on Climate Change, but he asserted that he had been voted to be the ‘President of Pittsburgh, not...

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Sun 28th May 17

As a family we were appalled as news came in of the atrocity that took place in Manchester on Monday night. Although acts of terror should never cease to shock us, when events take place so close to home they can suddenly seem all the more horrific. As news footage...

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Greatest Manifesto Sun 14th May

Before any of us expected, we are back into the swing of a General Election campaign. Last night as I listened to the news of manifesto claims and counter claims, I was drawn back to what must be the greatest manifesto of all time. In Luke Chapter 4, the Gospel...

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