Messages from the Minister

Message from Revd Debbie Brown, Sunday 19th June 2022

Dear Friends
This Sunday is Fathers Day. This may in some places not be celebrated as much
as Mothers Day but the day is just as significant when we think of the responsibility
of parenthood. We all need encouragement and support and giving thanks for the
support, work and love that a Father/Step Father/Adopted Father provides for their
family on a special day is worth celebrating. The ideals of fatherhood are strong in the Bible. Jesus Christ described God as his own intimate Father and showed in himself what the Father was like. We have a personal relationship with a God who helps us and loves us as a Father. A Father who walks beside us on our journeys and directs on the right path. (Proverbs 3:11-12). In honour of all Fathers, past and present, and all those who have looked out for us like a Father may we celebrate this special day.
God bless
Love Debbie


Message from Revd Debbie Brown, Sunday 12th June 2022

Dear Friends
We have journeyed through the season of Easter and now enter the Season of
Pentecost. However, we will always be an Easter people as we live out our faith
through Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit comes
when we put our faith and trust in Jesus by responding in prayer and asking for
continual equipping and transformation in our lives in committed discipleship. The
Holy Spirit equips and enables us to fulfil God’s purposes for ministry and mission.
Let us give thanks for this Festival of Pentecost and the unshakable gift that lives in
us. May the Holy Spirit embrace us and guide us in our journeys. (Acts 2:1-21)
God bless
Love Debbie


Message from Revd Debbie Brown, Sunday 6th February 2022

Dear Friends
There seems to be a national celebration day every day of the week now. Did you know that on the 7th February, in America, there is a ‘National Send A Card To A Friend Day?’ Sending a card to a friend is special and has much warmth. Texts and e mails are okay for quickness, convenience and saving a bit of money and may have special messages but it is nice to once in a while put pen to paper. Sending a note or a message on a card to a friend is personal and is a reminder to that person you are thinking of them and sharing fond memories. My hope is that we will not become so distracted that we leave our messages of comfort, hope, peace, care and love for our friends near or far to once a year. Letters are special and we see this in the words we have from our Heavenly God kept for eternity in the Holy Bible.
God bless
Love Debbie


Message from Revd Debbie Brown, w/c 24th January 2022

Dear Friends
The past couple of years has seen many communities pulling together and supporting one another in service. We have seen the good service of the NHS staff, vaccination volunteers and scientists in their research, to name a few groups. Jesus taught us the importance of service in caring love and action and loving our neighbour as ourselves. The season of Epiphany has guided us to the Biblical truth that God has revealed God’s plan of drawing all kinds of people together to God. We are reminded that this plan continues even with lockdowns. May we continue to pray and worship together being actively involved in God’s plan by always looking for opportunities to serve.
God bless
Love Debbie


Message from Revd Debbie Brown, w/c 20th December 2021

In the Advent Season four Advent Candles have been lit, the candles of hope, peace, joy and love; and at Christmas all four candles are lit along with the centre white candle – the ‘Christ Candle.’ The Christ Candle represents the light that Jesus Christ the Son brought into the world when he was born a baby. The fact that the Advent Candles remain on Christmas Eve puts the focus on this special moment of birth, the moment of transition from prophecy to fulfilment. So let us find some time in the business of the season to be still, to remember as we wait for Christmas, those who are still waiting for justice, peace and release. Those waiting to be seen, recognized and included; and as we go into our Christmas celebrations remembering the work of Jesus Christ to bring good news and proclaim a different way to live may we do the same.
Loving God,
who came that all may have life in all its fullness,
be with us as we go out into our own Christmas celebrations,
in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Merry Christmas.
Love Debbie


Message from Revd Debbie Brown, w/c 10th November 2021

Dear Friends,
In this time of remembering when we think about facing death or grieving the loss of a loved one we can find strength and comfort from the Bible. As we read the Bible God can speak to us and bring comfort and peace in times of deepest need. I receive strength, comfort and peace from Psalm 23- The Lord is my Shepherd. During the uncertainties of life and in the face of death we all, I believe, need the help of someone greater than us and that is God. God is close beside us and when we pass through the darkest valley of death we will not be alone because God has promised to be with us. God promises eternal life where we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
God Bless Love Debbie


Message from Revd Debbie Brown, w/c 6th September 2021

Dear Friends,
We will soon be celebrating harvest with our Harvest Services and this got me thinking about the food that we eat and the land that is toiled around the world; and how the effects of climate change have an impact on whether we receive good harvest or not. These days the food we eat comes from near and far and with this in mind maybe we could have displays based on produce from around the world. A reminder that we are all part of God’s creation and we all have a part to play in taking care of it. We thank God for all things bright and good.
God bless love Debbie


Message from Revd Debbie Brown, w/c 30th August 2021

Dear Friends,
Holding a Climate Sunday Service (5th September or earlier) is a good way for us to see how we can take long term action on climate change in the significant years ahead. I believe we can play a positive role in improving the environment around us and I would like to see our churches become environmentally friendly churches (Eco Churches). We already have an Eco Synod! By taking part churches will also be able to raise their voices for bolder action by governments in the run up to the COP26 UN climate negotiations, to be hosted by the UK in Glasgow in November 2021. This relates to the Global & Community Engagement sections of the Eco Church programme. The Eco Church scheme run by A Rocha guides churches in England and Wales towards expressing care for creation in five areas: worship; management and Church buildings; management of Church land; community and global engagement; and lifestyle. So let us take action to tackle the integrity of creation.
God bless love Debbie

%d bloggers like this: