Seeking to know Jesus and make Him known in Stevenage

Valuing and Using Our Religious Liberty

Last week brought a wonderful moment for those of us worried about religious liberty in the UK as the Asher family (the bakers) from Northern Ireland, were cleared of discrimination after refusing to decorate a cake with the slogan “support gay marriage.” If you saw any of the interviews the family gave afterwards, I’m sure, like me, you would have been impressed…

Learning to Trust

It was a beautiful and bright day in early September 1992.  We had completed our training and the time had come to put it into practice. The aeroplane taxied and took off and soon we were being given our final briefing. We knew the drill. We had practised it on the ground. But although I knew what I should do, that isn’t…

Playing as a Team…

Last weekend saw one of the world’s greatest sporting events as the Ryder Cup took place just outside Paris.  Golf is usually a solitary sport, each golfer versus the rest, but the Ryder cup is very much a team sport: 12 of Europe’s finest playing against 12 from the USA.  (If you didn’t see it – Europe won, very convincingly!) Apart from…

Building work update and prayers for the future…

The Rector writes… At the meeting on Tuesday evening the PCC voted unanimously to apply for a faculty for the internal reordering of our main worship space.  The final Statement of Need (which includes some minor changes from the large plans on the wall) is available in church if you’d like to read it.  The application for a faculty includes a 28-day…

A Prayer update from UCCF – one of our mission partners

The UCCFs are non-denominational, welcoming students from different backgrounds, denominations and church traditions, and exist to give every student on campus an opportunity to hear and respond to the love of Jesus. In the last academic year, the CUs have had an exciting season of mission, boldly telling their friends and peers about the gospel. Let’s give thanks for the ways that…