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A Place for Everyone

This week we welcome Ruth Rice as our guest speaker.

Ruth is the founder of which is an extension to café space bringing the Church directly to people.  Ruth takes us through Luke 10 and Jesus instructions to go to the towns and tell everyone.


How Wonderful to be a part of God’s Amazing Plan

The story of Gideon is all about putting trust in God in spite of everything.

So in today’s Hub Sally and Mark ask who do you put your trust in?  And we find out how wonderful it is to be a part of God’s amazing plan.


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The War on Worry

This week, Simon takes a look at worry.

As a person with a tendency to worry he knows how it can affect every aspect of our lives, without actually changing anything.  The bible tells us not to worry many times, and in Luke’s gospel Jesus reminds us of this telling us that God has provided for […]


Launching into the Deep

This week we take a look at the familiar story of the “miraculous catch” from Luke 5:1-11.

Debra Green from Redeeming Our Communities is our guest speaker taking a look at Launching into the Deep.


Expect the Unexpected

This week in the second of our messages on the extra-ordinary in the ordinary, Simon tells us to “Expect the Unexpected” looking at Luke 5:37-39


The Extraordinary Ordinary

This week Simon takes a look at the way Jesus brings the Extraordinary into the ordinary with the account in John’s gospel of the Wedding at Cana.


What are you hoping for? Who are you hoping in?

For our HUB all-age service this month we look at what we are hoping for in this new year – and who it is that we can put our hope in – My Hope is Built on nothing less!


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Out of Exile – Christmas Carol Service 2016

What do we think of when we see the nativity scene?

This year our Carol Service celebrates God’s embrace to strangers and exiles on that first Christmas with readings, drama and music from the Christmas Orchestra and Singers.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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The Longest Christmas Journey … EVER!

Christmas is a time for journeys.  We travel to visit family and friends; people come to us; some go on holiday to escape all the busyness.

2000 years ago, Christmas was also a time for journeying.  A nation travelled to register for the census, a young couple travelled to a stable in Bethlehem, Shepherds from their […]


Christmas Chaos

In this third Sunday of Advent we look at the nativity from Mary and Joseph’s perspective in Matthew chapter 1.  Their lives were turned upside-down on that first Christmas but God was there in the midst of chaos.