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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.


God the Builder

The second part of our Autumn series on Blueprint: God’s Plan for the Church.

Did you know the church isn’t a castle?  It isn’t a grand palace!  It isn’t even a building?

God’s church is the people.  The body who meet to worship Him – and we’re all still in development.  In fact, the church is more like […]


God at Work

The first in a new series Blueprint: God’s Plan for the Church.

Simon takes us through Ephesians 2 – God at Work


The Man with the Measuring Line

Can you measure God’s love?

Can you measure the Kingdom?

This week we welcome Hugh Hill as our visiting speaker and we look at Zechariah and The man with the measuring line.