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People are Extraordinary

I guess we all know that the church is not the building but rather the people. Well, I am reminded on a regular basis that Grace Church is made up of some really quite extraordinary people. Let me tell you… Continue Reading →

Read all about it!

My first job was working on the printing press of the Basingstoke Gazette. I never got bored of watching the printing press in action. It was an enormous machine, 30-40 metres in length and very loud. Large rolls of unprinted… Continue Reading →

Vision Focus

Our first Vision Focus evening on 25th January gave me my first proper opportunity to lay out what I see for the future of Grace Church. Thank you to everyone who was able to be there. I love these times… Continue Reading →

A New Lead Elder for Grace Church

A big thank you to everyone who came to support me on 11 January, as I was appointed as Lead Elder of Grace Church. It was a fantastic evening, and so encouraging for me. I hope it was for you… Continue Reading →

Those Inbetween Times

The bible is many things, but one of the things it is not is verbose! Often you find that complex or lengthy events are summarised in a simple sentence. An example of this is found in Acts 13.  There the… Continue Reading →

Taking the Reins

As we all get ready for Christmas, it is a little known fact that the rein- part of reindeer has nothing to do with reins. The element -deer in reindeer is indeed our word deer, but the element rein- has… Continue Reading →

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