• Jan2021

    “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV Circumstances may be difficult in this season but we are told to ‘give thanks in all circumstances’. Perhaps practising gratitude in the midst of...

  • Dec2020

    A playlist of our favourite Christmas songs this year – from our family to yours. Steve: “This is my favourite Christian band at the moment and Christmas is probably my favourite time of year. So putting the two together was always going to be a winner. I used some elements...

  • Nov2020

    By Jane Field Some time ago I was reading Job 38:7 which says ‘when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God (angels) shouted for joy’ (AMP).  The other day I found this passage by C.S.Lewis:- What a beautiful description of the fourth day of creation!  It...

  • In The Valley (18/11/20)

    18 November 20

    Life is full of ups and downs, of peaks and troughs, of mountaintops and valleys. For many of us, we may feel like we are in the valley right now. But as Billy Graham once said “Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.” So...

  • Dear God (16/11/20)

    16 November 20

    By Steve Salkeld Have you ever written a letter to God? You may think that’s an odd question – your response may be ‘what’s his address?’ ‘I don’t have to, I can pray’ ‘God knows everything I have to say anyway’ Valid replies, but an interesting concept anyway don’t you...

  • What do we do when we face challenges that make us wonder what’s ahead? The answers are not always easy, and the direction is not always clear. In these circumstances, our hope is in God alone. Our lives and our times are in His hands, and He assures us that...

  • Philippians 1 (10/11/20)

    10 November 20

    By Steve Salkeld Recently I preached on Philippians 1 asking if we are ‘finished’. About a week later I heard another sermon along a similar vein. That in itself got me thinking; if the Holy Spirit was prompting me to preach on that particular subject then nudging me to listen...

  • Bobby Ball (04/11/20)

    4 November 20

    By Sue Vander Byl It was in the news last week that the comedian Bobby Ball had died. He was part of a double act, Cannon and Ball, and latterly was on a sit com with Lee Mack. What may be not so well known is the fact that he...

  • Autumn prayer (02/11/20)

    2 November 20

    By Cheryl Christian Lord as we look out onto your beautiful world, bathed in glorious Autumn colours we thank you. When we see the bright golden leaves, we are thankful to you for our wealth; for the fact that we can afford shelter, warmth and an abundance of food. We...

  • Oct2020

    By Susanna Salkeld John 15:5 (NLT) 5 "Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. I was reading this verse the other day in my daily reading and since...