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Cancelling the Grace Church ‘Come and Worship’ Event

I just wanted to give a little more information regarding our decision to cancel the Come and Worship event planned for this Sunday (10 Jan 2021). When the November lockdown was announced, the government decided to include Places of Worship… Continue Reading →

What does God say about Covid-19?

I cannot recall in my lifetime the world ever being gripped by such a biological threat as that posed by the corona virus known as Covid-19. Whilst we look with fascination at the spread of this disease around the world,… Continue Reading →

Our New Website

I’m really pleased to announce the launch of our fully revamped website for Grace Church. Please have a look around and tell us what you think. You might even spot yourself! gracechurchtogether.org.uk As we approached this redesign, we started with… Continue Reading →

10 Favourite Things about Westpoint 2019

It was another great year at Westpoint this year, with record numbers from Grace Church and record levels of sunshine! A big thank you to everyone who came along to be part of it, and of course, to everyone who… Continue Reading →

Our Friends in India

On the eve of us beginning our building work in the Grace Centre, I received these photos from our friends in Gateway Church, Tura, India. Today was a special day for them as it was their first Sunday meeting in… Continue Reading →

Ready to Begin!

A wise person said to me recently, “Church prayer meetings are a good place to share the latest news; people who come to the prayer meetings deserve to be the most in-the-know people in your church!”  So, if you were… Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day!

The Bible does not say much at all about the mother of King David. We know that his dad was called Jesse who was the grandson of Boaz from the story of Ruth. Jesse gets quite a few mentions throughout… Continue Reading →

What Sort of Church Are We?

I like to start each term by getting the whole church together so we can remind ourselves who we are and where we are going. It is an opportunity to set our gaze on the road ahead and make any… Continue Reading →

A year to buy the Grace Centre

It was wonderful news and a great relief to finally exchange contracts on the Grace Centre on 8th October. Just to remind you, we are now waiting for the completion date to be fixed. This should be during the week… Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes

Ever wondered where I am stood when I am preaching to Grace Church via a video? Here is a quick look behind the scenes at the Grace Church video recording room. Enjoy!  

How Good do you Smell Today?

I love the hot, sunny weather but one downside is that I tend to live in a constant state of sweaty mess. It often doesn’t do to sniff too closely! There is an altogether nicer smell wafting out from Grace… Continue Reading →

Bognor Community Fun Day

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Bognor Community Fun Day such a success. It was such a blessing to see so many people from right across Grace Church simply turn up and get stuck in. Of course… Continue Reading →

Love the Place you Live

I found it very moving to give God thanks for so many young children in all our Grace Church sites this Sunday. (16 children, if my count was right – and we do this every year!) It is a wonderful… Continue Reading →

Preaching via Video

We once went on holiday to Wales with our friend, Jan. She loves the outdoors and is one of these people who leaps up mountains like a gazelle. She suggested that we walk to the top of the hill in… Continue Reading →

A Big Thank You

From 26 November to 10 December in Grace Church we held three Special Offering Sundays. On each of those Sundays we looked together at times in the Bible when God’s people came together and gave. Sometimes they were giving for… Continue Reading →

Welcome, Simon, to the staff team!

Today we welcomed Simon Taylor to the Grace Church staff team. It is great to have him on board! Simon is our new Operations Manager, which means that he will have a watchful eye and a steadying hand on everything… Continue Reading →

Why Fast when we Pray?

It’s Day 2 of our two weeks of prayer and fasting in Grace Church. I’m hungry. So I thought I would take a moment to talk about fasting! It was a great privilege to take two evenings this week to… Continue Reading →

Westpoint 2017

If you were with us at Westpoint last week, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. It gives me a strange, dizzy kind of pleasure to be surrounded by the church that I love and see God… Continue Reading →

Farewell, John Salmon

Last week we said goodbye to one of my all-time favourite people, my dear friend John Salmon, who passed away on 3rd July, aged 85. John was an architect by training, but he was also a man of faith. These… Continue Reading →

Which Bible Version?

The Bible is God’s revelation to us. It contains everything you and I need to know in order to live as God intends us to live, (which, by the way, is eternally, as co-heirs with Christ!) Digging into the Bible… Continue Reading →

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