Hope in loneliness

Our guest blog is from Rosamund O’Donnell I was lonely. I just didn’t realise it. I was used to moving around. This time, I moved to a completely new city for work. It was a great job, therefore I didn’t mind the unsociable hours. I honestly couldn’t work out what was wrong. The waves ofContinue reading “Hope in loneliness”

Reach Puppets in lockdown

  Puppets… aren’t they just for kids? That’s a question that we’ve heard so many times! But we’re convinced that although they may often be aimed at children, the big kids (a.k.a. the adults) love and learn from them too!  Many different ideas will come into your head when you hear of puppets, whether that’sContinue reading “Reach Puppets in lockdown”

Contagion phobia or what?

This guest blog is by Steve Sturman a Neurologist specialising in Neurorehabilitation It used to be just unlucky people caught up in accidents, terrorist attacks or distant wars but things have changed. All the givens have been moved and now life is strange and different. How do we react? What does this all mean forContinue reading “Contagion phobia or what?”

Learning from the experts in the new normal

Can you think of a situation where you’ve tried to learn something new without taking the advice of experts? This is me all over. My lack of patience plays out in many ways. One of these is an unwillingness to read instructions. This has resulted in many failed attempts at new recipes and DIY projects.Continue reading “Learning from the experts in the new normal”

Little Superheroes in quarantine

Guest blog post by Abi Andrews Holiday Club blog Each year, over the Easter Holiday break, our church runs our annual kids holiday club for primary school children to come and have fun while exploring the Bible together. This year was no different as we were excited to launch our week under the theme ofContinue reading “Little Superheroes in quarantine”

Having a go at sharing hope

Our guest blog comes from Tim Dennis. For other blogs in our online evangelism series look here. The adventure started about 4 weeks ago… ‘I’m stuck at home, and I’m missing people— friends we laugh with as we stand on the sideline, freezing and watching our lads play football; the pals who make me waitContinue reading “Having a go at sharing hope”

Intentional interruption

Our guest blog is from Jonathan Thomas When lock down started, as a pastor of church with a good number of older folk, I realised that two things were going to be true of them over the coming months: they would be lonely, and they would be desperate for good teaching. So, I decided toContinue reading “Intentional interruption”

Searching for true home in COVID19

Guest blog from Andrea Dalton Home. It’s one of those loaded words isn’t it. As soon as we hear it our thoughts flood: memories and mealtimes, Christmas and birthdays, growing up and growing old. Moments we love to remember, moments we desperately fight to forget. Whatever home conjures up inside of us, it’s probably takenContinue reading “Searching for true home in COVID19”

Our biggest guest event outside Christmas and baby thanksgivings

Our guest blog is from Rich Pitt Two and a half weeks ago, someone asked me ‘should we do some evangelism during lockdown?’ and I laughed and said ‘how?!’. We are now a few days after our first Questions In Crisis Sunday and are frantically plotting our follow up Alpha course. God is good. Here’sContinue reading “Our biggest guest event outside Christmas and baby thanksgivings”

Finding beauty in the COVID-19 chaos

Our guest blog comes from Sophie Tresidder Where are you seeing glimmers of beauty in lockdown?  For me, it’s been in the daily walks, seeing the blossom trees and the golden hour light. The total joy of being able to have meals al fresco. I’ve found myself longing for the next opportunity to get outsideContinue reading “Finding beauty in the COVID-19 chaos”