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Ministers Letter, June 2018

These articles by Steve or me are written a couple of weeks prior to their publication in Contact, so as I write today (14 May) we have just been reflecting upon our first joint service with Trinity Church yesterday. It was good to see a full church and to share in joint worship with our sisters and brothers at Trinity, especially as Malcolm Newton drew our attention to…

Ministers Letter – May 2018

Not long ago we were being savaged by a beastly (and snowy) easterly wind, and now we are bathed by strong Spring sunshine that would not put August to shame were it four months later. That’s the changeable British weather for you! So it was that earlier today (I am writing on Friday 20th) in brilliant sunshine and glorious warmth we gathered at Trinity to honour Peter…

ABC – On The Move

From Sunday 8th April, while the Development Project is underway, the majority of our Sunday Services will take place at Carswell Community Primary School. We will enter by the Bostock Road entrace, and services will commence at 10:30 am as usual. Once a month, we will be sharing the service at Trinity Church with the congregation there. Those sundays are as follows: 13th…

Paul’s News

In the middle of March, Paul surprised us with the news that he would be leaving us at the end of June to take up the role of General Secretary of Churches Together in England, the ecumenical body that links the work of 44 different denominations in this country. We will have more time later to express our thanks for his time serving us at ABC, but for now we congratulate…

Ministers Letter, April 2018

This time of year is a time of transition. As I write we have just started ‘officially’ Spring! Although with the recent snow fall you could be forgiven for thinking that Winter is still hanging around. Seasonally, new life is springing up all around us. Winter coats and heavy jumpers are being put away, gardening gloves are being brought out. It’s a time of transition.…

“Thy Kingdom Come” 2017

Abingdon Baptist Church is joining this initiative to pray for our world, nation and those of us around us who aren’t yet believers. See below for more details: Please feel free to join us for any or all of the events below, all held in our Church grounds: Sunday, 28th May 2017 @ 0930 Half an hour of prayer before our morning service Tuesday, 30th May 2017 @ 0800 A…

Double Listening

“Can you say that again?” might be your response if I said; “What does ‘Double Listening’ mean?” That’s not quite what we are thinking about here though. I first came across the term when listening to a talk by John Stott. He talked about the need to listen to both the Bible and also to society. The question he posed was how do we listen to the Bible? His answer, was…

A Passion for Mission

As we read the gospels it becomes readily apparent that the disciples of Jesus must have lead interesting lives. Their time with Jesus was punctuated by memorable events that they would never forget. Probably no event was more memorable than the day they stood with Jesus on a mountain and he gave them what we now call the Great Commission. Every day at this stage of their…