An end but a new beginning

One of the great privileges of my role as Minister for Pastoral Care is conducting funerals. This week I took the funeral of a lady called Jean from a nearby…

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Be Mindful of the Gap

Last week journeying to London I was reminded (something seasoned travellers will be only too familiar with) to ‘mind the gap’ between the train door and the station platform. This…

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God of Craft Foam and Tin Cans?

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that God is in the tiniest of details. This year's Holiday Club was a fantastic example of where God’s provision was so visible each day…

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Worship For Everyone

I have made some new friends during this year. Among them are John, Vicky, Christian, Pam and Matthew who come each month to Open Space, our worship service designed to…

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Come, Holy Spirit

During a recent Sunday evening service, a rather lovely picture came into my mind… of a flock of doves flying into the church and circling above our heads. Some landed…

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Out on the streets!

When I joined St Peter’s last year as Minister for Pastoral Care I have to admit that I didn’t expect to end up out on the streets giving out strawberries to passers by on a Friday morning. It has come as a bit of a surprise to find this to be a fruitful experience. (Pardon the pun!)

James Dunlop, one of our interns this year at the church, has a real passion to pray for people to be healed. God has put this on his heart and in response to this he suggested that we head out onto the streets and offer prayer to those who are suffering. This could be prayer for anything from praying for healing from cancer to relief from aches and pains.

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Its time to start a new church!

The word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, generous inside and out,…

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The Influence of Jesus

  Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mohammed and Napoleon; without science and learning He shed more light on things human and divine than all the…

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Wave your flag

This week, I once again found myself sat in the school field watching the opening ceremony of the annual Northwick Manor school sports day. With a World Cup theme, I…

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Proof that God loves us?

Whilst sitting in a pub garden last week, awaiting the arrival of a friend, I found myself reading the outside of my beer glass rather than thinking too much about…

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The Looking Glass

How often have you sat and watched the world go by? I had this opportunity recently, whilst in a busy cafe with the aroma of a 'skinny cappuccino' wafting up…

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