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Mark’s Monday Message

Is ‘it’ coming home? Well I guess most of us (unless we have personal connections to Denmark, Italy or Spain – or Scotland!) wish that to be the case next Sunday. But what is this national obsession we have for the beautiful game, particularly when we have fallen short so many times over the years? Why do we find ourselves singing the national hymn of…

Mark’s Monday Message

Today I thought I’d remind you of the quote I used from Bonhoeffer in his book Life Together:  “I must release the other person from every attempt of mine to regulate, coerce, and dominate (them) with my love. The other person needs to retain (their) interdependence of me; to be loved for what (they) are; as one for whom Christ became man, died and rose…

Mark’s Monday Message

Are you someone who embraces change or avoids it? What do we do when change happens around us which we have no control over? We all deal differently with change and yet change is inevitable, particularly in our current environment as we begin to set ourselves back on our feet after over a year of lockdowns. The world around us has changed forever – How are we going…

Mark’s Monday Message

What a joy to finally have a congregation present at our second service yesterday morning and also to be gathering 3 times in the day with 3 different groups. We began with a thoughtful spoken word service at 8:30am; had a great time celebrating Pentecost with the band led by Lou at 10:30am and then finished the day commissioning our children and youth workers and praying…

Mark’s Monday Message

As we begin to emerge from (hopefully) the final lockdown we thought it might be useful to outline our hopes for a return to more face-to-face church over the next few months. We have already restarted our early morning communion service at the new time of 8:30am which you can book on to via church suite or by contacting Sarah in the Church Office by 6pm on the preceding…