Pastor’s Blog October 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot about the presence of God recently and I have been struck by the words of Luke in Acts 4:13, as Peter and John stood before the Sanhedrin he notes that they, “realised that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog September 2019

At the next Church Meeting which will be at the end of the month, Monday 30th September, there will be the opportunity to elect/re-elect elders and a treasurer. To help us think about that I will be preaching two sermons under the title, “Leadership Matters.” The title of these sermons is intended … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog August 2019

This is the second part of my reflections on 30 years in ministry, which I mark this summer. I want to reflect on 3 lessons that I’ve been learning during the last 30 years. I deliberately say, “learning” because I definitely haven’t fully learned them yet. Every time I pray I am challenged again … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog July 2019

This month marks a significant landmark for me. It is 30 years since I first entered full time ministry. In July 1989, Margaret and I packed up all our belongings and moved to Partington. Rebecca was 16 months old and Margaret was 8 months pregnant with Ruth. We arrived to a council house that was … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog June 2019

Margaret and I have just returned from a walking holiday in Scotland. We walked the East Highland Way from Fort William to Aviemore. On a number of the days we didn’t see any other walkers and very few other people. It was only Margaret and I. You can imagine that it didn’t take us long to run out … [Read more...]