Pastor’s Blog

Bramhall Baptist Blog March 2021

As Spring begins to appear and, due to the vaccine program, COVID-19 is currently receding, the possibility of a return to our way of life 12 months ago gets ever nearer. And yet, there is still time for reflection that as individuals and as a church we should not simply slip back into the ways that … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog February 2021

I don’t know about you but I guess that over the last few weeks and months you will have had cause, like me, to ponder “what makes a great Leader”? Whether that’s within your own home or family, at Bramhall Baptist Church or when thinking about the great matters of State. We see in the press an … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog January 2021

This time last year we were wondering how the church was going to manage without a Minister. Oh, if only that had been our only problem! As we found out last year, a new year can always bring the unexpected, however routine our life might seem. 2021 seems as if it could be equally unpredictable. It … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog December 2020

In this season in the lead up to Christmas, the world is living in the hope of seeing family at Christmas and in the hope of an effective vaccine so we can resume our normal lives.  As Christians, we need to remember that our hope is in God, the one who came into this world in helplessness as a … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog November 2020

We live, now more than ever, in a culture war. A “war” in the sense that there is conflict between the values and judgments of those who have “secular” rule over us and those religious leaders who we respect, admire, and expect to represent a solid “Christian” explanation of our expected world … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog August 2020

At our Homegroup last night one of the subjects we were discussing was fellowship.  I wonder what comes into your mind when you hear that word?  A chat after church?  Spending a longer time at church and enjoying one of the church bring and share lunches? (Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have one of … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog July 2020

Church leaders around the world have been seeing parallels in this season of Pentecost between the early church in the book of Acts and our situation in lockdown.  God seems to be transforming the world and the church in this time, so what can we learn from the life of the early … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog June 2020

As we have come to the end of our series  looking at who Jesus is through the ‘I am’ sayings in John’s gospel, it is important that we don’t just think about who Jesus is, but also who we are through Him.   There are verses in the Bible that we have heard many times, but have they moved from our … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog May 2020

I have lost count of the number of times that people have said to me that “we are living in unusual times” and “these are strange times”.  And then people tend to fall into conversation, by Zoom of course, on what might the world look like when the Coronavirus no longer dominates and restricts … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Easter Blog 2020

Some of us have been through very difficult times since we last met and there are still weeks of uncertainty ahead of us.  We like to make plans, to have things to look forward to, to organise our lives.  None of this is possible at the moment.   Although we are celebrating the resurrection of … [Read more...]