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Update from Ben & Katy Ray at Neema Crafts

A photo of Ben and Katy Ray.

October Update from our Mission Partners Ben and Katy Ray at Neema Crafts in Iringa, Tanzania. Neema has been touched by sadness as COVID has hit the craft centre. Last week they sadly buried one of their outworker tailors, Grace Dalu. Grace was an inspiration to so many people and had worked with Neema for 15 […]

The Church of England and anti-blackness

As part of Black History month I was asked as a priest and someone with an academic background in history, to write a short piece on the history of the church and anti-blackness. We then thought we would like to share it on our church page as part of our own journey of repentance. The […]

Make a difference where you are: a new sermon series for September

A new series For a Christian, there is no such thing as an ordinary day, an ordinary job, an ordinary life, or an ordinary street. There is certainly no such thing as an ordinary Christian! We believe that every one of us is placed in a unique position by God, each of us with the […]

Study notes for Philippians 4:10-23

New generosity – Philippians 4:10-23 These notes accompany the sermon for Sunday, 2nd August 2020. This passage contains some of the most well-known promises in the Bible as Paul outlines the 3 way blessing of generous giving. Blessing others  (vs 10-16) The sacrificial giving of the Philippian church has brought great joy to Paul (v10), […]

Study notes for Philippians 4:1-9

New resources – Philippians 4:1-9 These notes accompany the sermon from Sunday, 26th July 2020. Paul is wanting to equip the Christians in Philippi with all they need to ‘stand firm’ (v1) and grow in their whole life discipleship. So he teaches about: Relationships with others (v2,3) – don’t let disagreements fester. Take initiative to […]

Study notes for Philippians 3:10-21

New Ambitions – Philippians 3:10-21 These notes accompany the sermon from Sunday, 19th July 2020. Paul makes a declaration in (3:10) “I want to know Christ”. We may think Paul already knew Christ, but Paul is seeking to be totally enveloped in Christ’s person, purpose and passion. It is not enough to be counted as […]

Study notes for Philippians 3:1-11

New Confidence – Phil 3:1-11 These notes are for the sermon from Sunday, 12th July. Think of one or two people who you would describe as confident. Where do you think their confidence comes from?  In this passage St Paul reveals his own story of being taken on a journey from false to true confidence. […]

Study notes for Philippians 2:19-30

New friendships – Phil. 2: 19-30 These notes accompany the sermon from Sunday 5 July 2020. In these verses Paul reveals something of the nature of friendship as God intended it to be. He is building on the foundational truth that God has made people for relationship with himself and with each other. The cross […]

Learning to live the New Life in a New Normal

Philippians –  New Life for a new reality: Paul’s letter to the Philippians Jesus’ last words to his small group of friends before he returned to heaven were: ‘Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of (literally into the life of) the Father and of the Son and of the […]

Plastic Bag Recycling Project: Schools it’s over to you now !

The pupils at Bromley Heath Junior School started a plastic bag recycling project In October 2018 as a Junior Soup team taking part in the local community action project called Downend Soup. For one year they have been collecting clean, stretchy plastic bags stuffed into a bread bag or similar and bringing them to the […]