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Sunday Service 11th April

2021-04-07T20:40:33+00:00April 11th, 2021|

Between Easter and Pentecost Jesus prepared his disciples for their mission. It is a time where we too can be reminded of our purpose as a church, to offer life in his name. Click here for today's service. Click here for the hymn, "Love's Redeeming Work Is Done".

Easter Sunday Service

2021-04-03T14:27:46+00:00April 4th, 2021|

Christ is risen! And his resurrection is good news for frail, fallen and fearful people like us. Click here to listen to today's service. Click here for the hymn, "See What A Morning". And click here for one of my favourite Easter songs: "His Heart Beats".

Good Friday Meditations

2021-03-31T15:57:38+00:00April 2nd, 2021|

These meditations focus on the irony of the cross. Each meditation is about 5 minutes long, with a corresponding hymn and time for silence afterwards. Opening Hymn - When I survey Irony 1 - the rebellious son is freed Hymn - O sacred head, surrounded Irony 2 - the King is crowned on the cross

Palm Sunday Service

2021-03-26T11:36:05+00:00March 28th, 2021|

Palm Sunday seems like it should be the crowning moment of Jesus's life, yet Mark's ending is a damp squib! Why? And how is that a source of great encouragement for us? Click here to listen to today's service. Click here for the hymn, "All Glory, Laud, and Honour".

Sunday Service 14th March

2021-03-11T20:35:23+00:00March 14th, 2021|

What is the biggest obstacle to the church's work? Money, buildings, numbers? All those things were obstacles Jesus faced - but there was one that was even greater. Click here to listen to today's service. Click here for the hymn, "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah".

Sunday Service 7th March

2021-03-04T16:12:17+00:00March 7th, 2021|

While storms and demon-possession may be out of our normal life experience, this next part of Mark is all too well-known - the suffering of chronic illness and death. And yet even in these we can have confidence in Jesus Christ. Click here to listen to today's service. Click here for the hymn, "Christ Is

Sunday Service 28th February

2021-02-25T22:26:58+00:00February 28th, 2021|

Sometimes when Jesus gives you what you ask for, it is terrible - and when he refuses what you ask for, it can be wonderful. Click here to listen to today's service. Click here for the hymn, "Praise him, praise him".

Sunday Service 21st February

2021-02-17T17:36:58+00:00February 21st, 2021|

It has been impossible to avoid fear in the last twelve months - whether our own or that of others. Yet even in the worst storms, Jesus asks us, "Why are you afraid?" and gives us good reason not to be. Click here to listen to today's service. Click here for the hymn, "O Worship

Sunday Service 14th February

2021-02-12T21:00:16+00:00February 14th, 2021|

We all need encouragement at the moment and Jesus gives us wonderful encouragement in these final two parables from Mark chapter 4. Click here to listen to today's service. Click here for the hymn, "Tell Out My Soul".

Sunday Service 7th February

2021-02-04T22:09:34+00:00February 7th, 2021|

The parable of the lamp is a prime example of how parables both reveal and conceal truth - so what does it mean? Click here for today's service. Click here for the hymn, "How Great Thou Art".