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Hamish – Kerry Connolly

This is Hamish, our five year old Welsh Terrier/Poodle cross. We’ve had him since he was a tiny fluff ball. He’s mostly pretty obedient, he likes to keep me happy, though occasionally, the Terrier red mist decends, and he becomes a law unto himself. The other day, we were out together in Calderstones Park when…

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The Forgotten Ways 3 – John Harding

As a Senior Leadership Team we’ve been huddling (leadership development / coaching circle) around Alan Hirsch’s book, the Forgotten Ways. The book was originally written in 2006, it was a fantastic book back then, but Hirsch has re-written it with lots of new material. The first half of the book is basically an observational study…

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Prophetic Word from Sunday 20th May

On Pentecost Sunday there was a powerful sense of God’s Spirit moving among us. In this guest blog post, Mike Farrington shares a word that he felt God lay on his heart during that meeting. As you read the blog, our prayer is that your heart’s cry might be, ‘Yes! Now is the time’ “In…

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The Left Hand of God – John Gibson

As I drove down the outside lane of the motorway, overtaking some slower moving vehicles, I saw a puddle of rain water across the road ahead. It was a bright, dry day and so I began wondering where the water had come from? Suddenly the innocent puddle across my path emerged into what it really…

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Send your Fire 17th-20th May

As part of a season of focusing on the person and work of the Holy Spirit over the next couple of months, we have set aside a 3 day period of prayer, worship and fasting. Here’s John Harding outlining some of the vision behind Send Your Fire and what we’ll be doing as a Frontline…

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The Forgotten Ways 2 – John Harding

As a Senior Leadership Team we’ve been huddling (leadership development / coaching circle) around Alan Hirsch’s book, ‘The Forgotten Ways‘. The book was originally written in 2006, it was a fantastic book back then, but Hirsch has re-written it with lots of new material. The first half of the book is basically an observational study…

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Things Hidden – Kerry Connolly

I am reading this book at the moment. As you can tell from the pencil sticking out of the pages (look carefully!), it’s one of those books that needs a lot of underlining. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest who has written a large number of books. It’s my first time reading one of them….

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Hide and Seek – John Gibson

“9,10, Ready or not, here I come!!” The person shouting at the top of her voice was my little 4 year old granddaughter and we were playing hide and seek… again! On this occasion I’d hidden under the duvet – not obviously visible but not really hard to find – I’ve learnt from experience that…

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Soaking in God’s Presence – Chris Kent

‘Jesus died and rose again so we could have a new life and a relationship with God’ I remember saying this line many times throughout my early days of ministry. Then one day in 2003 I realised I was not completely living in the truth of what I preached. In that moment, God gently brought…

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Your Kingdom Come – James Sloan

As a young boy I remember praying the Lord’s Prayer at the end of school every day: “Our father in heaven… your kingdom come, your will be done.” The class would repeat these familiar words together in a monotonous, lacklustre chorus. Little did I realise the significance of these words, what they meant and what…