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God of the waiting

Sometimes God works secretly and behind the scenes, but He will reveal His work to us when the time is right.

The unthinkable, the impossible, the unreasonable

Mary has no idea of all that will happen or what it will all mean, but she agrees to the prospect of her world being shaken.

Fasting – a discipline of waiting

For centuries the church has observed Advent as a time of preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas.

The bells keep ringing…

Peace will come, and the restlessness will disappear, but while we wait… ‘The bells will keep ringing peace on earth and good will to men’

Advent – Was it always like this?

2000 advents on, and we join with a pattern of our ancestors, of remembering, re-waiting, re-living, and re-hoping. Was it always like this year?

How would you answer, “What does Christmas mean to you?”

As we all prepare for Christmas this December, we’d love share responses to this question from the wide variety of people we have in our church.

Advent Conspiracy

Advent Conspiracy

The story of Christ’s birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love.

So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a saviour has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists.

The Nativity

From 20 December there will be a series of programmes on BBC1 about the Nativity. This is what one church leader has written about it.

Advent Conspiracy

Advent Conspiracy

The story of Christ’s birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love. So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a saviour has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists. And when it’s all over, many of us are left with presents to…
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