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Stated Annual Meeting 23rd February

On Wednesday evening, 23rd February, the Stated Annual Meeting of the Congregation was held to reflect upon and receive the annual accounts for 2021. The trustees had previously approved the accounts at the Management Committee meeting on 17th February. Continue reading

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A Time to Mourn

For us as a Nation and as Commonwealth, now is a time to weep and mourn. The passing of Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, the beloved husband of our Queen for seventy-three years, and Consort of our reigning Sovereign for over sixty years is in many ways the end of an era. Continue reading

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HAGAR SEEN AND KNOWN BY GOD  An edited video of our Midweek prayer meeting on Wednesday 4th November looking at Hagar-  Sarah’s Slave girl who was nevertheless Seen and Known by God.   Note for reasons of privacy and confidentiality … Continue reading

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In this morning’s sermon  we look at this well known verse from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you’  Matthew 7:7 
Although this might seem so basic and straightforward. So many though find it very hard to take Jesus at his word.  Continue reading

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For such a time as this ( day 35)

I believe that the way God works in the case of the Shunammite’s son is a pattern of how personal God’s care is of hurting people. And also a model for the church to follow in its caring for hurting, grieving people too. There is genuine concern for the woman and her son, in Elisha’s actions. Shutting the door, closing out all distractions, Elisha takes it to the Lord in prayer, in the room the woman had set aside for him. Praying to God seeking the help of the God whom he served, and physically touching the child, giving him the kiss of life.  Elisha isn’t acting in ignorance, or with apathy, but with determined purpose, that the woman whom he had given the promise to before would not have her hopes cruelly dashed again.  Continue reading

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For such a time as this (day 29)

In 2 Kings 4, we encounter one of the best-known miracles in Elisha’s ministry. The widow’s oil.

 We are confronted in the Bible with a God of supernatural miracles, and miracles are indeed a big part of Elisha’s ministry.  There is the temptation to dismiss this account from 2 Kings 4:1-7 as some would as being simply a Saga, a Novella, folklorist motif a part of oral tradition assoc with ancient times. That is how some see this passage. Indeed if we go along with the scholars, this didn’t happen. To go with some scholars is to hold that Elisha didn’t exist except in the imagination and the stories around the campfire of the Hebrew people.   Continue reading

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A Pastoral Letter from the minister

In this last week, much that we have known has been turned upside down by the Coronavirus outbreak. This unseen but potentially deadly virus is threatening our way of life in many different ways. As a society, Coronavirus (or COVID-19) presents an unprecedented challenge to us all. The impact on the nation as well as our community has already been profound. Continue reading

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New Sermon Series ” Blessed”

Last Sunday morning, we began a new sermon series entitled “Blessed,” looking at the Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5. The Beatitudes is the name commonly given to the first part of what we know as the Sermon on the Mount. Continue reading

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Open Prayer Meeting

One of the main focuses that we have is prayer within the congregation . We have looked at and talked about various ways in which prayer could be kept front and centre of Congregational life. And so with this in mind we hope to have a series of special summer prayer events, over the next while. These will be in the form of open, focused prayer meetings/ fellowships.The first one of these will be held tonight in the MacRae Centre on Tuesday the 4th of June at 7.30 Continue reading

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