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Thy Kingdom Come – May Newsletter

Posted on by Dave Gough

“It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And when […]

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APCM – Vicars Report

Posted on by Dave Gough

Every year the church holds an APCM, an annual general meeting, to reflect on the previous year. to go through the accounts, to elect new members of the PCC (Parochial Church Council) and the Vicar is also invited to share something of their vision for the future. As the first piece on this blog page […]

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Easter – March Newsletter

Posted on by Dave Gough

‘Well that came round quick!’ Every year there’s always an untruth that all clergy tell themselves – after Christmas it all slows down for a bit. It’s not true! In fact all those things you put off in the run up to Christmas suddenly come back to bite you and you end up having twice […]

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Christmas – December Newsletter

Posted on by Dave Gough

Let me begin by apologising, I unashamedly love Christmas.  It’s only November and I’m getting excited now.  The Goughs have many Christmas traditions – breakfast with Santa, cheese & biscuits whilst watching Love Actually (although since the boys it’s been the Muppets Christmas Carol!), a family Christmas Eve buffet – to name but a few. […]

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10 Reasons Not To Come to Church

Posted on by Dave Gough

The thought of coming to church can feel more than a little daunting. You will probably have a number of questions and reasons why it’s not a good idea.  We have highlighted some common reasons why people worry about attending, and tried to provide some reassurance that it might be better than you fear!1.    “I […]

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