A reaEly nice time

  Last Saturday the parish pilgrimage to Ely Cathedral took place. A large group of 24 parishioners came and it was a great success. … Continue Reading

New series: Animated apologetics #1: The Kalam Cosmological Argument

Our new series of blogs showcases a range of short animations created by Reasonable Faith. Each video briefly explains one of the many intelligent, articulate arguments that show why, in the age of science, it is also entirely reasonable to hold … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

You can ring our bells …

Ding dong – calling all would-be campanologists! Church bells across the land are being silenced due to a lack of bell ringers. This ancient art is a unique mix of physical exercise with mental agility that is a deep part of our … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Freunds Reunited

Last year in these pages we explained the longstanding friendship link between Wanstead United Reformed Church, Wanstead Church of England Parish and the protestant church in Engelskirchen, a town situated in the pretty hill country east of Cologne. … Continue Reading

Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week 2019 runs from 12-18th May. This year’s theme focuses on the charity’s work supporting mothers and their children in Sierra Leone – the most dangerous country in the world to give birth. … Continue Reading

Lent, Passiontide, Holy Week and Easter

One of the busiest times of the church year, it’s often a struggle to keep abreast of all the diary dates, events and services going on. … Continue Reading

Simeon: a ‘righteous’ man

‘He is the Light that will shine upon the nations, and He will be the glory of your people Israel!’ Joseph and Mary stood there, marvelling at what was being said about Jesus. Luke 2:32-33 … Continue Reading

St Mary’s Church – the future

The Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, has responded to the PCC in response to the future of St Mary’s and patterns of worship. Please find the full letter here.

On film – our 9am family Sunday service

Recently a local film maker, Marc Coleman, very generously gave up his Sunday and subsequent free time to film and edit a short video of our 9am family service. Here’s the final result below – we’re very pleased with it! … Continue Reading

Alexa, how many sleeps until Christmas?

If you’ve young children like me – or maybe you’re just really excited about Santa coming – this question might be a daily occurance in your household in the run up to Christmas. … Continue Reading