Monthly letter from our minister

Each month our minister Simon, or his assistant Peter, or Ross our Community Minister, writes the introductory letter to our Church News magazine. The latest letters are reproduced here.

Previous letters can be viewed by following the links below.

Whilst we are having online services there will be no Church News Magazine so you will find links below to the sermon which was part of the online service.

4 July 2021                                     Ross      Luke 5.27-32
                                                                           Sermon Part 1 Love your enemies
                                                                           Romans 12.9-21
                                                                           Sermon Part 2 Love your enemies

27 June 2021                               Simon    Luke 5.27-32
                                                                          
Sermon Part 1 No Place like Home?
                                                                            Isaiah 5.8-10,14-17 & 20-24
                                                                           
Sermon Part 2 A Home for All

20 June 2021                             Simon     2 Corinthians 13.5-13      
                                                                           Sermon Grace-The Fragrance of Jesus.


13 June 2021                             Ross        2 Corinthians 12.1-10
                                                                          Sermon 
The Strength of Weakness.

30 May 2021                             Ross         2 Corinthians 8.1-15
                                                                         Sermon
The Gift of Generosity.


23 May 2021                            Peter       Acts 2.1-12
                                                                      
Sermon Part 1 Freedom to Proclaim the Message of Jesus.
                                                                       2 Corinthians 3.12–18
                                                                      
Sermon Part 2 Freedom to Live for Jesus.

16 May 2021                          Simon    2 Corinthians 7.2 to 16
                                                                     Sermon Part 1
Living with Anxiety
                                                                                      Part 2 Godly Grief

9 May 2021                            Carl Smethurst 2 Corinthians 5 11-6.2
                                                   Sermon  New Creation (This is a video link)

2 May 2021                            Ross     2 Corinthians 4.13-5.10
                                                                 Sermon   We do not lose heart!

25 April 2021                        Simon Mark 6.1-6
                                                                
2 Corinthians 4.1-12
                                                                 Sermon  
The Extraordinary in the Everyday 
                         

18 April 2021                      Ross  2 Corinthians 2  5-17
                                                             Sermon How do you smell?

11 April 2021                    Peter   Acts 18.1-11
                                                            
2 Corinthians 1.1-11
                                                             Sermon Suffering is Inevitable

4 April 2021                    Simon  John 20 1-18
                                                            Sermon Part 1  A lost hope
                                                             Acts 12 34-43
                                                             Sermon Part 2 Hope Restored and Reshaped   

28 March 2021             Ross       Mark 11  1-11
                                                         Sermon   A kingdom of peace

 21 March 2021          Simon   Deuteronomy 5  1-21
                                                        Sermon Part 1 The Life of Hope
                                                        Matthew 5 21-26
                                                        Sermon Part 2  The Life of Hope         

14 March 2021          Simon    Genesis 32.22-32
                                                         Sermon  
Broken, yet blessed

7 March 2021              Peter     Luke 4 1-13
                                                         Sermon Part 1 The Way of Self-Rejected
                                                         Hebrews 4.12-16
                                                        Sermon Part 2
The Way of Obedience Embraced

28 February 2021     Simon Genesis 9.8-17
                                                        Sermon Part 1 A  Song of Love                                                       

                                                        Mark 2.13-17
                                                        Sermon Part 2 A Bow of Hope

21 February 2021  Ross  Ezekiel 37 1-17
                                                 Sermon Breath of hope and life

14 February 2021   Nigel Manges (SWBA) 1 John 4 7-12
                                                  Sermon God is love
                                                   (notes for sermon, not full sermon)        

7 February 2021   Peter    Mark 1 29-39
                                                   Sermon Part 1 A time to give.
                                                    Sermon Part 2 A time to receive

31 January 2021  Simon  Mark 1 9-18
                                                   Ephesians 4.25-5.2
                                                   Sermon 
Changing the world, one word at a time

24 January 2021  Ross    John 2 1-11
                                                  Sermon T he party must go on


10 January 2021 Simon Luke 24 13-27
                                                  Sermon Part 1 Lost Hope
                                                  Sermon Part 2 The Blessing of Brokenness

3 January 2021 Ross  1 John 4 7-16
                                             Sermon The Circle Dance of Love

27 December  Peter  Isaiah 42 1-9
                                          Sermon Part 1 God's Covenant People - Light to the World?
                                           Luke 2 22-35
                                           Semon Part 2  Jesus - Light of the World

25 December Ross   John 1 1-18
                                          Sermon The Essential Gift

20 December Simon Luke 2 1-7
                                           Luke 2 8-20
                                           Sermon A Saviour for all.

13 December Ross     Isaiah 9 2-7
                                            Luke 1 26-38 
                                            Sermon  Dirty Glory                                           

6 December Peter      Isaiah 40.1-11 Part 1 God draws near to comfort>
                                           
Mark 1.1-8  Part 2 God draws near to transform

29 November Simon   Isaiah 64.1-9
                                              
Mark 13.24-37
                                               Part 1 An Essential Christmas
                                               Part 2
God draws near in our darkness

22 November Simon  Part 1 - The Test of Love Matthew 25.31-46
                                              Part 2 - Living out Love Isaiah 61.1-3, 8 & 11

15 November Ross        Don't bury it    Matthew 25 14 - 30

8 November Simon        In Darker Days  Psalm 121

1 November Ross

25 October Peter

18 October Chris Palmer

11 October Simon

4 October Ross

27 September Simon

20 September Ross

13 September Peter

6 September 2020 Simon

30 Augusr 2020 Ross

23 August 2020 Simon

16 August 2020 Nigel Manges (this is a video link)

9 August 2020 Carl Smethurst (this is a video link)

2 August 2020 Ross

26 July 2020 Simon

19 July 2020 Ross

12 July 2020 Simon

5 July 2020 Ross

28 June 2020 Simon