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Are You Ready for Black Sunday?

On Black Friday, lots of people head to the shops so I figured that I would call today Black Sunday to inspire people to go to church. On Black Friday, shoppers desperately try to save money by err… spending money … Continue reading

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Dining with Jesus

It took me by surprise when she said ‘it’s better than dining with the queen!’ We were about to share communion together and there had been an opportunity for people to discuss in groups what communion meant to them. We … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary: Something Worth Celebrating

Twenty five years ago today, the large hall at Orchard Baptist Church was officially opened. The church had grown so much that the original chapel wasn’t large enough to hold everyone on a Sunday and so the decision was made … Continue reading

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How a Bug Hotel Reminded Me What Welcoming Really Means

A few days ago, I was out walking and I came across this bug hotel. I have come across these structures many times but on this occasion it started a train of thought about what it means to be welcoming. Every part … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with Jesus: What is important to him?

A few weeks ago I was speaking to a friend of mine who helps with the rehabilitation of people who have had a Stroke. Something he said really struck me and I wanted to share it and some other thoughts … Continue reading

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Essex County Council Baptist Church

Welcome to the Essex County Council Baptist Church. Look at this picture and read the sign on the bus shelter for yourself. You could assume that Essex county council are into church planting, but there is really something else going … Continue reading

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A Real Star, Sent With Love

At a Christmas event today, we provided people with cards that said ‘with love’ and also nativity stickers. There were some fairly impressive cards, but this one was my favourite. The aim of the activity was to help people to appreciate that … Continue reading

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It’s Black Sunday!

On Black Friday, lots of people head to the shops so I figured that I would call today Black Sunday to inspire people to go to church. On Black Friday, shoppers desperately try to save money by err… spending money that … Continue reading

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The one about mistaken identity and church unity

I was on my way to the chip shop (it was my turn to cook) and some teenagers asked me if I was Rev Fordyce? This is a picture of Rev Fordyce, do we really look alike or can you … Continue reading

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