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A word from Mark Hubbard

At our Special Church meeting on 24th October we heard the results of our consultation, as well as what the leadership felt God is saying to us through it.  Over the next week and a bit we have the opportunity to take the time to prayerfully consider all that was proposed, for some this is […]

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I had a bit of a shock earlier this month. Life has been pretty hectic and full-on for the last few months and I am in real need of a week off, so I started to look through my diary to try and find a week that was clear, a week that wasn’t already full, […]

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“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” (Prov. 11:25) This week a friend came into the office to chat, as part of the conversation we spoke about the effectiveness of our Christian witness. After talking around the subject for a while we concluded that for all the spectacular events, and programmes […]

A word from Mark Hubbard

“He whom the Son sets free, is free indeed.” There is no reason for anything       (or anyone) to hold us back. No person on earth can keep us captive because we have been released from bondage. This morning we’re talking about forgiveness, the type you give and the type you receive. The thing about forgiveness […]

A word from Mark Hubbard

Today is Pentecost Sunday, in Acts 2 as Pentecost approached “all of the believers were gathered together in one place”, they had been waiting for the gift of the Holy Spirit that the Father had promised them (Acts 1:4, Joel 2:28).  As individuals they’d been waiting for several days, but as a nation they’d been […]

A Word from Mark Hubbard

grace [greis] NOUN Smoothness and elegance of movement Courteous good will (in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifest in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings This morning Ruth will be speaking on the subject of ‘grace’ in the third installation of our series on “foundations to build […]

A Word from Mark Hubbard

Palm Sunday was a day of expectation. The Jews of Jesus’ time expected an earthly king to free them from Roman power, but Jesus himself was anticipating his own death. Once again Jesus gives the people not what they want, but what they need, a savior from sin and an eternal hope. In so doing […]

A word from Mark Hubbard

Author Elizabeth Stone once wrote that, “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”  This week I want to dedicate Pastors paragraph to honour our churches mothers, grandmothers, aunties, and female carers and all you women who care for, […]

A Word from Mark Hubbard

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” John 15:4 This week I’ve been contemplating this verse. Asking myself what it means to abide in God. To rest in Him and with Him. Often […]

A Word from Jon Edwards

Can I let you into a little secret? I am not very good at asking people for help. I think I am good at being asked to help – I will usually respond by saying I will help in any way I can. And I think I am getting better at asking people if they […]