A Salty Sea-dog and the Three Peaks Challenge

It’s a special day at the all-age service at St Mary’s today at 10.30 am. First we have the infamous salty sea-dog Sailor Sargent, sailing in from the high seas to visit the children and deliver an interactive talk from the Bible. After the service, we have our first meeting for the three peaks challenge this September. If you want to get involved, come along … Continue reading A Salty Sea-dog and the Three Peaks Challenge

One in three Christians face persecution in Asia, report finds

One in three Christians face persecution in Asia, report finds Harriet Sherwood The Guardian Wed 16 Jan 2019 13.01 GMT Threat levels rise in China amid crackdown and India enters top 10 for first time The persecution of Christians in China is the worst it has been for more than a decade, with at least 50 million people expected to experience some form of repression this year as … Continue reading One in three Christians face persecution in Asia, report finds

Jeremy Hunt orders review into persecuted Christians’ plight

From the BBC, 25.12.18: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into the plight of persecuted Christians around the world and how much help they get from the UK. The review, led by the Bishop of Truro, will look at government efforts to help some of the 215 million Christians who faced discrimination and violence last year, according to the Foreign Office. Officials say … Continue reading Jeremy Hunt orders review into persecuted Christians’ plight

Church should be cherished

Below is an article from the Times by Clare Foges on why Christians and the Church are still an important element of our country. The church should be cherished, not mocked December 24 2018, 12:01am, Clare Foges   Let us give thanks for the kindness of Christians and find practical ways of making our national church more relevant There are two Christmases. One is gaudy … Continue reading Church should be cherished

A packed out Nativity Service at St Mary’s

It was standing room only today at the Interactive Nativity Service at St Mary’s. Many families came to listen and join in with the wonderful service led by our vicar. The adults enjoyed mulled wine and a great talk and traditional carols. The children dressed up and recreated the telling of the birth of Christ. They also treated us all to an impromptu rendition of … Continue reading A packed out Nativity Service at St Mary’s