A Word From Jon Edwards

Happy New Year!!   I wonder what God will do amongst us in the next 12 months? If 2016 anything to go by, 2017 will be a year of surprises, a year of challenges, a year of excitement, a year of hope, a year of seeing God at work in people’s lives.   If I […]

A Word from Mark Hubbard

John 1:9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. It’s Christmas, the time we remember the origin of our faith, the day God stepped into the world for its redemption and salvation. The day hope, joy, peace and love became incarnate. For those of us who know him, the […]

A Word from Mark Hubbard

If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it.” (1 Cor.12:26). This verse has been running around my mind over the last few weeks. In my short time here we’ve already walked through much suffering. With Nic’s passing we’ve suffered through the pain and loss […]

A word from Mark Hubbard

So here it is, my first “Pastor’s paragraph”! This will be mine and Sarah’s fourth Sunday worshipping with you at ECBC and I still catch myself wondering how God brought about my calling to be your Pastor. As a family we’re thrilled to be here and are excited for the journey of faith we’re going […]

A Word from Andy Hedges

I wrote the first Leaders Paragraph after Phil and Naomi left and so it is perhaps fitting that I also write the last one before Mark takes it over and it becomes the Pastor’s Paragraph again! I wrote about how encouraged we were that people had come forward to take jobs on while we were […]

A Word from Ruth Fox

How many changes do we make or wish for throughout our lives?   It seems like life is one continuous ‘change’ – from childhood to adulthood, marriage, parenthood, jobs, addresses, retirement, fashion, clothes size and hair styles! From unsaved to saved by the blood of Jesus – 2 Corinthians 5:17 …  Therefore, if anyone is in […]

A Word from Andrew Smith

I’ve been thinking about the ways God has been at work in our growth (both as individuals and in the life of the church) during the interregnum. We certainly haven’t stood still and waited, rather people have got involved in house groups, ECBC nights, children’s and youth groups as well as serving within the services […]

A Word from Richard Turner

As you know, we have reached an important point in our search for a new Pastor, as we have the opportunity to consider the appointment of Mark Hubbard and Jon Edwards. Straight away you can tell that this is quite a unique arrangement which it will be important for you to fully understand through church […]

A Word from Simon Blake

September is the start of a new school year, and a time of new beginnings. It is a time to remind ourselves of God’s promise in Jeremiah 29:11 – ‘For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a […]

A word from Ruth Honeywell

One of the things that I like to do is patchwork. Patchwork is taking fabrics of different colours, patterns, shapes and sizes and putting them together to make something beautiful. Any craft is the same – whether using wood, metal, paint, clay, textiles etc – the finished product bears no resemblance to the raw materials […]