Open Gates

Dear All, Do you remember the days when queues for certain events were disorganised rabbles?  Maybe a museum opening involved the lifting of a barrier, then a stampede to the ticket booth.  These days, thankfully, there is more organisation and decorum.  However...

Moving forward!

VISION STATEMENT: ‘Knowing God, Showing God, Sharing God’   We want to see this statement realised in fresh ways. In this time of Coronavirus and the immediate aftermath, Frenchay Parish Church commits to: PRAY: for each other, for our parish, for God’s kingdom...

Fantasy Kingdom?

I was recently watching Dan Cruikshank on BBC iplayer, visiting the Bavarian castles designed and overseen by King Ludwig II in the late 19th Century.  He built his own mini Versailles, and his dream turrets and underground caverns following the imagination of Richard...

Taking stock

Dear All, Very soon we will most of us be getting used to a faster pace of life again.  How does that sound to you? For some, I realise the pace of life has never slowed.  In fact, if you are a working parent with children being home-schooled, or a key-worker on extra...

Happy 2020

Dear All, “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, …but God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5 : 7 – 8  NIV) This is a motto verse that David Bate has very kindly offered to...

God is with us!

I had to pinch myself the other day, to make sure that what I had experienced wasn’t a dream, but had truly happened.  It was a day when I had received some professional training.  During the course, I realised afresh that for many people, their working lives allow...