At our Annual General Meeting this year, the Church has said farewell to Rev Simone Ramacci, our award-winning Assistant Pastor, as he moves to pasture new after six years of service in our Ministry Team.Continue reading “Asst. Pastor to Pastures New”
It was a heart-wrenching moment when I heard the official announcement that our Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, had passed away.Continue reading “From the Pastor: Queen Elizabeth II”
The Church has agreed to raise £500 for the Ukraine emergency, with a percentage of event income being earmarked to this.Continue reading “Ukraine Appeal”
In my first sermon of the new year, we explored the meaning of discipleship and how the early Church can inspire us to live our everyday lives in a way that better matches our beliefs and our commitment to follow Jesus Christ. As part of that sermon, I invited people to send me suggestions on practical baby-steps we could take.Continue reading “Living our values”
On October 11th, our Assistant Pastor Simone Ramacci was awarded the Wilson Hinkes Peace Prize during the opening ceremony for the Week of Prayer for World Peace on Zoom.Continue reading “Asst. Pastor Wins Award”
This talk was given during the Service on June 21st, 2020.
One Sunday after a church service, a preacher asked the young lad “Do you pray every night? His reply was “No, some nights I don’t need anything.” We may smile at this, but how many people pray to ask God for something they need?Continue reading “On Prayer”
On June 7th I was on Thought for the Day on Radio Colne. If you missed me here’s a recording and a transcript.Continue reading “Thought for the Day”
As part of our commitment to become a more responsible community and church, we recently used the Abundant Life Bible study series produced by the Congregational Federation and CWM, which covers topics such as living well with others, with the environment, and ethical money.
During our Bible studies some really interesting suggestions emerged so I thought it would be a good idea to create a living guide of ethical tips. Living because it will be updated regularly with new suggestions from our own members and from our local community.
These tips focus on small changes that most people should be able to try easily. If you have any suggestions drop us a comment below.
Pam performed an aerobatic challenge for the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a charity that champions mixed ability (disabled and non-disabled) tall ship crewing at sea.
It seems that charitable fundraising is spreading in our congregation this Summer!
Simone is raising money for St John Ambulance as part of a national fundraising event called “Every Step Counts”. St John Ambulance provides first aid training, first aid cover, and helps the NHS Ambulance Service.