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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Obvious! Sun 25th Sept 16

After years of looking and longing (and possibly a little coveting), I have finally bought myself a road bike. After removing the bike from its box and attaching the seat, wheels and handlebars it only seemed sensible to give it a spin. So to my family’s disgust, I donned my...

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All for the Glory of God Sun 18th Sep 16

Over the years many have been guilty of falling into an ancient trap of labelling some things sacred and other things secular. Those things that are deemed as essentially ‘good’, are those that are seen as intrinsically spiritual; whereas those things that are seen as essentially ‘bad’ are usually those...

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Hope! Sun 21st August 16

Less than an hour ago I received an email from South Africa saying that Laura Tucker had died suddenly from a brain aneurysm. I have stayed in Tim and Laura’s home on a number of occasions and while visiting the UK, they have stayed in ours. Over the years we...

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More than a Picnic! Sun 14th Aug 16

Next week we are going to encourage as many as possible to enjoy a picnic together after our regular Sunday morning time of worship. The question is why? I believe that all too often we fail to see the importance of true fellowship together. When the Lord Jesus called his...

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Sun 7th August 16 Don’t Panic!

Walking around Jerusalem, Jesus had an amazing conversation with his disciples. He told them; “You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against...

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A right response to terror Sun 31st July 16

Rather than me include my own thoughts, I have decided to include something that Chris sent round to our Didcot congregation on Wednesday, because I thought it was excellent! God bless, Gareth In light of yesterday’s terrorist attack on a church in France where a priest was killed in the...

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