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Growing Confidence

17th October 2021
GROWING CONFIDENCE It was Roy Castle, host of the show, Record Breakers, who sang the song, “Dedication’s what you need if you’re going to be a record breaker…” To be…

Into the Unknown- You Too?

3rd October 2021
INTO THE UNKNOWN- YOU TOO? READING: Mark 9, verses 38-40 A very short Gospel reading today but a heavily loaded one. Jesus says that anyone who is not against him…

Into The Unknown. Do You know Me?

26th September 2021
DO YOU KNOW ME? I never really got the hang of kick-starting a motorbike. I don’t know why- there was nothing wrong with my legs- but when I had only…
INTO THE UNKNOWN- WHAT DO YOU WANT? Back in 1991, I was invited to preach at the local Women’s World Day of Prayer service. Women’s World Day of Prayer (now…

Into the Unknown- do you care?

12th September 2021
INTO THE UNKNOWN-DO YOU CARE? You know those old comedy programmes from the nineteen sixties and seventies, shown on TV with a warning note that this programme contains language and…
ARE YOU OUT THERE? For many of us the 1st September has long felt almost like a New Year. Children go back to school and start in new classes; families…

The Wrong Place

29th August 2021
THE WRONG PLACE? Less than two years ago, I remember thinking how lucky my generation had been. Because, unlike our parents and grandparents we had not had to live through…

Facing the Worst

8th August 2021
FACING THE WORST SO- here are twelve big tough men out in a boat; they see their best friend coming towards them; promptly assume he must be a ghost and…

Tearing Up The Plan

1st August 2021
TEARING UP THE PLAN In more than one religion, producing food in desert places is the mark of a true God. In the earlier books of our Bible, there are…

Cutting Some Slack

25th July 2021
CUTTING SOME SLACK It was in 1989 that I first moved into the South East. I was called to be Associate Minister of the URC in Purley, at that time,…