Seeking to know Jesus and make Him known in Stevenage

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…

The Curse and Cure of Hypocrisy

The Archbishop of Canterbury found himself in hot water this week.  He gave a speech to the TUC in which he heavily criticised some companies, including Amazon, for failing to pay enough tax, not offering its employees a living wage and having many people on zero-hours contracts.  We might have sympathy with his views but it wasn’t his views that caused the…

The Big C… and an even bigger C

As an avid listener to BBC Radio 5Live I’ve been saddened this week to learn that one of the presenters, Rachel Bland, has died of cancer at the age of just 40.  She endured her treatment with great fortitude and tried to give other sufferers courage by doing a regular podcast called You, Me and the Big C. However happy and sheltered…