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Listening to and Learning from Children in Church

Yesterday we spent the service reflecting on our church values and at one point everyone had some space to draw, write thoughts or to discuss the values. One of the children (she is 3) drew this picture and asked her mum … Continue reading

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Every Church needs a Lucy

So, I asked my daughter if she would rather go to our church or the church that she had visited with me the week before. She said that she would like to go back to the other church and when I asked … 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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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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I’ve finally come out as a Crazy Girl

I’ve been a crazy girl for some time and have been okay with it but yesterday all that changed when I was put under pressure ‘to come out’ when someone in a pub asked me who I really was. Sure, it’s a bit … Continue reading

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