While we were all totally focused on Covid, Europe experienced its hottest year on record in 2020. The five warmest years have all occurred during the last decade according to the European State of the Climate 20202 Report. The winter… Read more
A change of voice is a good thing. Today you get three voices —Nicky Gumbel, Toby Flint and Gemma Hunt. We all need inspiration to keep praying in these trying times. You get to see what the new Alpha series… Read more
It is good to see people responding to our request for leadership at PCC level. Without a committed, prayerful and imaginative PCC we would not have the church that we have today. And most certainly not have the facilities we… Read more
Last year, disappointment was the name of the game — for almost every church. We had to work through that and produce the best services and activities that we could through all the lockdowns. The opposite page shows us a… Read more
This time last year we were putting photographs in the bulletin showing what people were up to in the lockdown. Most of us were outside trying to stay cool. That is not a problem we have had to worry much… Read more
It is ten years exactly since the depressing picture opposite appeared in the Adver. under the headline, “Penhill Church windows broken 28 times in two months.” What hope was there for change? Well—wind the clock on one decade and there… Read more
Over the next two weeks we will be thinking about the pandemic one year on. The two sermons will be: This Time Last Year – 18th April Why Couldn’t He Have Done Something? – 25th April After that we will… Read more
Good Friday It was really cold but a spiritually uplifting experience to be outside and singing on the morning of Good Friday. This picture gives you an idea of the social distancing. However, there were a lot of us spread… Read more
It is with great regret that we had already compressed and uploaded the online service for last Sunday before the death of the Duke of Edinburgh was made known. Bishop Viv made the following comment which reveals his practical interest… Read more
Thanks to those who came to Transforming Church Together on Monday. We joined with members of St Mary, Redcliffe in Bristol by Zoom.
The Sunday after Easter is often called “Low Sunday”. It gets its nickname from the contrast between what would normally be a quiet Sunday and the celebration of Easter that took place just seven days before. On this Sunday we… Read more
Our APCM will be Monday, 24th May at 7:30pm. That is when we will choose both new PCC members and our representatives for Deanery Synod. Please pray about those places. One of them might be yours.