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Hope at the Heart of Christmas

Our annual carol service featuring readings, drama and music by the orchestra and band of Watnall Road Baptist Church.

Happy Christmas!



The first Skyfall – no not the one with Daniel Craig, but 2000 years ago, when Heaven came down to Earth, when God humbled Himself as a little baby.

Simon takes us through 1 John 1, as we look at the first Skyfall.


How God prepared for Christmas

This week we take a step back and look at all the things the bible said had to be in place before Jesus could be born.  All the right people in the right positions of power, the right political power, the right spiritual power – and when everything came together, when the time was just […]


Silent Light

Isaiah was God’s messenger during a very dark time in the history of Judah.

It would have been hard for the people to see a way forward but God had a plan and through the word He revealed to Isaiah we too can look forward to the light coming into the world.



On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!

This month in our Hub service for all ages Sally and Liam help us to think about what the writer to the Hebrews meant when God’s people were told to run the race.

this is a whole service recording


Christ Over All

This week Simon takes a look at Colossians 1:15-20, a magnificent passage that fixes our eyes on Jesus, showing us that He is above all.


The Power and the Glory

There has been a lot of talk about abuses of power in the news over the last few months.  In Ephesians 1:19-23 we find out about someone who has ultimate power and glory which is used flawlessly – Jesus.

Simon talks to us about how He gives us, His church, the power of the Spirit to live […]


Hope on the Horizon

The clocks have been turned back, the nights will be darker and the days getting shorter.  Does that make you feel good?  Probably not!

In the fifth part of our series Breakout! Simon cheers us with the news that it’s OK, Hope is on the Horizon!


The World We All Want

The fourth part of our Autumn series, Breakout! looking at the early church in Ephesus.

This week Simon takes a look at The World We All Want.


Extravagant Grace

In the third of our series Breakout! Simon leads us through Ephesians 1:6-10.

God wants to talk about his generosity and abundance towards us – Extravagant Grace.