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Made New

We’re back in Ephesians and continuing to look at God’s Blueprint for the Church.

This week is a timely message for the new year as we look at how Paul urges us to put out the old and bring in the new.  The great news is that God has already done that in us and all we need […]


Carol Service 2018 – Happy Christmas – War is Over!

It was 1918, the war to end all wars was over, but for many soldiers they were still waiting out there in the dark.  For the Jews of 2000 years ago they were waiting for the Messiah.  The light shone in the darkness, and the darkness could not extinguish it!

Now 2000 years later, and 100 […]


The Visit

The second of our Advent services looks at Luke 1:26-38 – the visit of the messenger to Mary and the amazing announcement he brought.


All Things New

It is the first Sunday in Advent.  A time to look back to Jesus coming as a baby, and also to point forwards to His return.

This week Simon takes us through the story of Hosea imploring the people of Israel to return to God both through his prophecies and also through his life story.  Only […]


King of the Universe

Yes, it’s that time of year again.  But what are we expecting?

A miracle baby?  A gift from God?

Or God Himself, made flesh, come to serve, to reveal His truth and give Himself for us, His creation, so that we might know what it is to be in relationship with Him.  Jesus Christ – King of the Universe


War is Over … if you want it

This Sunday we mark the day when the guns of World War One fell silent. We will be observing an act of remembrance at 11 AM.

The Bible recognises the reality of war. But it does not accept that war is desirable or normal. Peace is the promised new reality. In Revelation 21.3-5 John sees a […]


Body Building

Ephesians is God’s blueprint for the church and throughout this series we have been looking at how the apostle Paul taught what the church should be like.  This week Simon guides us through building the up the body – Ephesians 4:1-17.


The Power of One

This week Simon continues our look at Ephesians and God’s plan for the church looking at Ephesians 4:1-6 focusing on The Power of One.


The Power of Love

Part four of our series Blueprint: God’s Plan for the Church looks at the Power of Love.

Simon takes us through Ephesians 3:14-21


Life’s First Cry

Using the BMS Harvest appeal material, Simon takes us through the difficulties of being a family, when giving birth brings so many risks to so many mothers and babies around the world.