“But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”

Welcome Back! (Luke 15:1-3,11-32)

Jesus tells great stories, but what is he trying to do with the Parable of the Lost (or prodigal) Son. The clue is in the context in which he tells it. The story both assures those sinners coming to him in repentance and challenges those who criticise him for welcoming them.

Welcome Back!

“But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”

Harvest Sunday 2nd October

On October 2nd we will have our joint Harvest Service at 10.30 , followed at 12 by a shared meal in the church hall.

Who is my neighbour? (Luke 10:25-37)

After loving God, the greatest command according to the Bible is to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’? But who counts as a ‘neighbour’? That is the question an expert in the Old Testament Law poses to Jesus. Jesus responds with a story and a question.

A Time of Grief (Lamentations 3:22-33)

With the death of Queen Elizabeth, feelings of great sadness and grief can emerge as well as a sense of uncertainty and concern as we enter into an unfamiliar new era. How can we respond? The book of Lamentations was written at a time of extreme grief and insecurity for God’s people. Yet, it’s central verses hold out a sense of hope in such circumstances.

Princess Elizabeth, 21 April 1947

“I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service… But I shall not have strength to carry out this resolution alone unless you join in it with me, as I now invite you to do: I know that your support will be unfailingly given. God help me to make good my vow, and God bless all of you who are willing to share in it.” Princess Elizabeth, 21 April 1947

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

The church will be open for people to come and sit quietly to reflect, pray or light a candle in remembrance of the queen. It will initially be open, Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 10-3pm. There will be a book of condolences and people are welcome to leave flowers on the gates.


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