Join us for worship on Sunday (17 July) at 10am

Today we start a new series of sermons Kingdoms in Conflict, from the book of Daniel. This book was written to encourage God’s people following their defeat at the hands of the Babylonians. Despite outward appearances, all was not lost. God was still on his throne and “sovereign over the kingdom of mortals” (Dan 4:17).

Throughout our series we will be inspired by heroes of faith such as Daniel and his three friends, and mystified by strange visions and prophecies. Above all, we will be reminded of the greatness of God and his kingdom that will never pass away. May these studies in Daniel be a blessing to us all.

Pentecost 6 this Sunday is a Holy Communion Service, a wonderful opportunity for us all to draw close to God because of his mercy towards us in Jesus. By faith we feed on Christ in our hearts and ask the Spirit to fill us afresh, that we might faithfully serve and follow our Lord all our days. Richard will preach from Daniel 1: Witnesses in Exile.

Join us for worship on Sunday (3 July) at 10am

The man whose mind is unclogged by the action and influence of severe bodily work, when in health will have his natural flow of animal spirits and kindred sympathies, inclining him to self-respect, and respect for other, for law, order and forms so essential to freedom, domestic virtues and good citizenship.

Victorian Operative Masons’ Society report, 11 June 1884

This week we continue our series Issues Facing Christians Today. Gordon Preece preaches from Psalms 127 and Matthew 11:28-30 and The Eight-hour Day: Work, Rest & Play.

Join us for worship on Sunday (19 June) at 10am

In the past few months we have been reflecting on the letter of Paul to the Colossians. At the time of writing Paul was a prisoner, probably in Rome. He encourages his readers to pray, not so much for his release, as that ‘God will open to us a door for the word, that we may declare the mystery of Christ’. We are encouraged to devote ourselves to prayer, that we might conduct ourselves wisely toward outsiders, ‘making the most of the time.’ Let our speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that we may ‘know how you ought to answer everyone.’  

This Sunday Len will preach from Colossians 4:2–18 on Devoted to Prayer and Godly Conversations and share some pictures from his 2013 visit to the site of ancient Colossae.