A Drama from our Homes to Yours

A Drama from our Homes to Yours

What is Christmas? Three years ago today, you would have found a bunch of youth leaders, lots of our young people, and me, running around Camphill shifting chairs and curtains, instruments and bales of hay. Why? Because three years ago today our young people put on...
Making Room for the King

Making Room for the King

Make room – Make a way – Clear a path Our homes are shrinking …yes, it is true. Research by LABC has found that the average size of a living room is 32% smaller than houses built in the 1970s, indeed our whole houses are shrinking and the UK’s newly built...

 Looking for Peace

Advent : Arrival Advent – It’s all about the waiting. Whilst we all scurry to sprinkle magic and sparkle, lights, and decorations around our homes it is all too easy to overlook the importance of the waiting. “Advent” simply means arrival, and Christians have...
Light Breaks In

Light Breaks In

Light Breaks In I have a confession to make…I’ve always been a little ‘bah humbug’ about Christmas. (Please don’t stone me next time you see me!) I manage to put out a few extra candles and fairy lights and have a nativity scene that fits in a matchbox, but I’ve...
A New Relationship With Our City

A New Relationship With Our City

Reset / Refresh – A New Relationship With Our City I once heard someone refer to the Psalms of the Old Testament as “the Prayer book of Jesus”. What this person was getting at was that most probably Jesus prayed the Psalms – he used their words and themes to express...
A new Relationship with One Another

A new Relationship with One Another

How can we “build back better” relationships? “Can I hug my granny on Christmas day?” was the frustrated question a journalist asked the Prime Minister at a press conference this week. Many of us would like an answer too. Social distancing has removed so much of the...
A New Relationship with Our Planet

A New Relationship with Our Planet

Our speaker this Sunday has been listed by two prominent magazines among the 100 leading global thinkers alive and in their list of the 100 most influential people. So, I am very excited to have Katharine Hayhoe with us. Who is Katharine Hayhoe? Katharine is an...
Pursuing the Presence of God

Pursuing the Presence of God

Build back a better lifestyle We scroll and we scan, we skim read and we binge-watch. Hurry dominates our diaries. We find no time to dig deep into our spirits and to grow rich lives. Superficiality is a curse of our age. However, COVID 19 has caused many of us to...

Canopy

“… over everything the glory will be a canopy.” (Isaiah 4:5) Back in March, discussions at the Baptist Council around what it means to be a union of interdependent churches, led to sharing of a picture… “It’s like a forest, where the roots underground are intertwined,...

Brave

Brave and courageous Brave – what comes to mind when you think of that word? Fearless superheroes who dive into danger without a second thought? Intrepid explorers or daring extreme sports fanatics who face mighty challenges without sweat breaking on their brow?...