Sunday’s Coming (18/2/18)

John 11:1-44… Lazarus. Jesus’ friend. Dying. And what does Jesus do?  Something else.  There’s no hurry.  No rush to see him or any hint that he might save him.  So many miracles, so many strangers healed, made whole, restored… why not Lazarus? Again the story is laden with symbolism but there’s some real raw emotion Read More …

Sunday’s Coming… (11/2/18)

I’m thinking… That’s what the start of the week is for. On Monday mornings at Morning Prayers we explore the scripture passage from the day before and shed more light on it having had time to reflect and digest.  When I get home I read the passage for this week and the process of thinking Read More …

The Things That Keep Me Well

Today is Time To Talk Day.  It’s a pretty simple idea… talk about your mental health. So why a picture of a dog and a record? Well, because talking about your mental health isn’t always about talking about the things that are wrong, although that’s hugely important.  Mental health is something we all have.  Sometimes, Read More …

encouraging community

  I love when someone asks,”Can we do ….?”.  Mostly the answer is easy… YES!!!  (And why are you asking me? It’s YOUR church!) A Burns Supper… a family meal with poems, dancing, song and speeches.  And this is what it looked like.  150 people of all ages enjoying haggis, neeps and tatties, the talents Read More …

Night Church

For five minutes or a couple of hours on the first Sunday of the month people come and sit in a candlelit church. Sometimes it is the simplest idea that catches the imagination. Providing a place of sanctuary and stillness is one of the gifts the church can provide to a busy world full of Read More …

Everything You Know is Wrong* (*probably)

Over that past 6 weeks I’ve been hosting a series of Bible Studies called Everything You Know Is Wrong* (*probably).  It grew from a growing realisation that most people, despite being members and attenders at church for years and years, haven’t had the chance to explore the Bible much.  Lots of us are stuck at Read More …