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Ministers Note, October 2018

After our weekend of Prayer at the end of September, and several weeks of teaching on prayer, I have been thinking about this subject for some time. I have some questions that I think maybe many of us have from time to time, the answers – Well I try and rely on God for those! So what do I pray for? What should I pray for? What are the right things to pray for? Some…

Minister’s Musings, September 2018

September is a time of new starts, but in ABC we have had several changes already this summer, as I write we have welcomed two new arrivals in the church with the births of Samuel Chown and Hannah Collins congratulations to Luke and Athena and Paul and Lesia. We have celebrated the retirement of Ian and Jill Millgate from the Baptist Union HQ and From Baptist Missionary…

Minister’s Note, July/August 2018

July is a time of endings, for those with children at school, it is the end of the school year. Changes happen as children move classes, schools or even, after taking exams leave school all together and step out on the next stage in their lives. In church life, July signifies the coming of the summer time and a change in services as we move to Family Church Celebrations…

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.…