Coronavirus Updates

Sunday 5th July and more

3rd July 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, “Do you not know?  Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.” (Isaiah 40:28) We can be like the people Isaiah addresses here.  We might say, “Of course I know the Lord is the Creator, the everlasting God. 

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Sunday 28th June and more

26th June 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary … He gives strength to the weary … Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles… (Isaiah 40:28-31,

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Sunday 21st June and more

19th June 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Corinthians 4:1 (NIV) Are you tempted to lose heart, to be discouraged?  If so, you’re in good company!  Here the apostle Paul says that he is too, and he also explains what helps

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Sunday 14th June and more

12th June 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” Romans 12:15 (NIV) You’ve probably noticed that people’s experience of lockdown varies widely.  Some are frantically juggling family and work, while others are enjoying a more relaxed pace of life.  Some...

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Sunday 7th June and more

5th June 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, In Psalm 8 David writes: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!… When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them?” We

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Sunday 31st May and more

29th May 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Along with others who use Explore Bible reading notes, I’ve been having daily ‘quiet times’ in Song of Songs. The Song works at a number of levels, one of which is our relationship with the Lord. It’s a beautiful thought that “My beloved is mine and I am

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Sunday 24th May and more

22nd May 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, One of the sad and painful features of the present lockdown is that we are separated from the things we love, and more importantly from the people we love, including the people in our church family. But we are not separated from God and his love for us

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Sunday 17th May and more

15th May 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I expect that like me you are finding the lockdown somewhat wearisome. It would be so good to be able to meet face to face! Those brief times when that has been possible, even at a distance and in ones and twos, have brought such joy. It has

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Sunday 10th May and more

8th May 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope you’ll forgive a briefer email this week (some of you will be relieved!).  This message contains the essential information for accessing this Sunday’s service, along with a few other things.  I hope to ‘see’ you there! Sunday 10th May Our Sunday service will be...

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Sunday 3rd May and beyond

1st May 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30 Jesus said this is the “most important” commandment. In one of his books A. W. Tozer says that we can have “two

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