Harvest Festival

This weekend was our harvest festival. On Saturday we had a Christian Aid “Big Brekkie” where lots of people came to get their cooked breakfast/brunch/lunch! A grand total of £187 was raised. On Sunday Revd. Adam talked about celebration and living our faith, as well as presenting out ecochurch plaque. Photos of the harvest display can be seen below.


Look again at that dot.  That’s here.  That’s home.  That’s us.  On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.  The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and…

Connect, Challenge, Commit – Homeless Sunday

Connect During the service, we heard a number of statistics about homelessness in England. In 2014-15: 840 families and individuals were assessed as homeless 54,430 moved into Temporary Accommodation 1,368,312 families and individuals on council waiting lists 384,854 tenancies allocated last year 2,744 individuals were included in the Nov 2014 rough sleeper count. 7,581 people were found sleeping on London’s streets   Challenge Nicola told us the story of Billy, a fictional character but one which is based on many…

God’s Love – A Poem by Janet Wilson

This is a poem written and read by Janet for our recent International Service – “Everything in Colour”. Jamaica, land of the golden sunGod, created the peaceful blue skiesHe filled the land with many peopleFrom all races, cultures and coloursGod gave them a heart to share His love. He sent His Son, so caring and kindWho promised a home, high up above!His Father’s house has many roomsWe just need – TO BELIEVE Jamaica, pearl in the azure seaMajestic Blue Mountains!…

All we can – Inspirational Women Appeal

The Methodist Relief and Development fund, now known as All We Can is encouraging churches to support their Inspirational Women Campaign during March. We felt it was particularly appropriate to do so on Mothering Sunday. This video was featured as part of our mothering sunday service. More information can be found here.  

Because I am a girl – Plan UK

Jesus Christ is raging, raging in the streets, where injustice spirals and real hope retreats. Listen, Lord Jesus, I am angry too: in the Kingdom’s causes let me rage with you. – John Bell & Graham Maule In addition to information about benefit sanctions during the service(8th March) Ali also talked about the Plan UK campaign to end child marriage. Plan works with some of the worlds poorest children over their 76 year history they have found that young girls face…

Time to Rethink Benefit Sanctions

Love inspires the anger that curses poverty, preaches life’s enrichment, seeks equality. – Andrew Pratt During Sundays service (8th march), Ali talked about a recent Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) report into the effectiveness and consequences of the sanctions currently enforced on state benefits. The report uncovers some startling statistics. The full report and more information can be found here. Once you have read it or watched the video below you can write to your mp from here.