Forever! Sun 5th Feb 17

Last Friday I had the responsibility of leading and speaking at my father’s funeral. Although, as you can imagine, it was a difficult time, it was also an incredible privilege, to both honour my father and the God he served. Immediately before the committal, we read Psalm 103. In the...

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The Lord of the Harvest Sun 15th Jan

I am thrilled that this Sunday morning we will be celebrating the expansion of our CAP Debt Centre in order to serve Didcot and its surrounding areas.  Only two years ago, we gathered with St. Mary’s, Cholsey and Wallingford Baptist at the Regal Centre in order to launch this ministry....

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Look up! Sun 8th Jan 17

I am sure that for millennia, those with faith and those with none start each New Year with a renewed sense of hope. They hope that their struggles can be consigned to history and that the New Year will bring with it new opportunities. Yet as we all know, things...

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Unfolding Advent Sun 11th Dec

Last Thursday morning, all across the country, the countdown to Christmas officially began. Excited children (and many more chocolate loving adults) had the delight of opening of the first door of the advent calendar. For many of us this simple act triggered something of a panic. The realisation dawned that...

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Blooming Deserts! Sun 4th Dec 16

I have just watched the latest instalment of the brilliant BBC series, Planet Earth. Having already seen Mountains, Islands and Jungles, Part 4 reveals to us the secrets of the world’s Deserts. After the most amazing photographic sequences, David Attenborough says that ‘the worlds deserts are getting bigger, hotter and...

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Certainty! Sun 20th Nov 16

I am sure that you don’t need me to tell you that we are living in ever changing and increasingly uncertain times. Political reporters remain undecided about the ramifications of a Trump Presidency and how Brexit will work through in reality. Economists fill the airwaves with gloomy predictions and social...

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A call to prayer Sun 30th Oct 16

I read earlier this week a church leader from America stating that he felt the decision he faced in voting for President was the same as being asked whether he wanted to be shot or poisoned? I know the statement is incredibly graphic, but it does in many ways highlight...

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A Reflection Sun 23rd Oct 16

Last Sunday morning, I arrived at Ridgeway, grabbed a bulletin and scanned the front page in order to remind myself what I had written. Immediately, I realised that there was a glaring error as soon as the second word. That’s right. I had not even managed a sentence, never mind...

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Superlatives Sun 9th Oct 16

My family mercilessly and I suspect rightly mock me for my use of superlatives. They laugh because I would seldom say a meal is nice, rather I would be likely to state that it was stunning. Similarly, our children tell me that when they were younger that their rooms were...

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Big Sam and me! Sun 2nd Oct 16

This week’s media has been dominated by the news that Sam Allardyce, the now ex- England Football Manager, had been forced to resign following an undercover sting by the Daily Telegraph. People have rightly asked the question, why would someone already wealthy and now earning a reported £3 Million per...

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