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Interests: Things that make me think - technology, music, culture and theology, movies, preparing worship, prayer. Things that help me think - music, photography, running in the woods, prayer, silence.
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We made it! Outside on a British summer's day without any rain. Bit blustery, but no rain. We looked at some short parables that Jesus told in Matthew 13:31-35 and how they might help us to 'Love our neighbour'. You can listen to the talk here Download Sunday 16 Jul... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We kicked off our part of the Circuit's Holy Habits project by looking at the idea of 'Eating Together'. We used Isaiah 25:1-8 and John 21:1-14 as our starting point. The Holy Habits material is here, and my additional home group notes are here Download Home Group notes 25 Jun... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at ChadTalks
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This morning, as well as Baptising Alex, we read Ephesians 1:15-23 and thought about three steps to help us pray for others. Here are the Homegroup notes Download Home Group notes 14 May 17 and here is the audio Download Sunday 14 May 17. We invited people to write those... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We remembered Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. Was it a triumph? If so, for whom? We read Matthew 21:1-11 accompanied by two Old Testament passages to which Matthew makes reference, Psalm 118:19-26 and Zechariah 9:9-12. I didn't make any Home Group notes as we meet on Wednesday to think about how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We used the story of Mary and Joseph meeting Simeon in the Temple from Luke 2:22-35 as a springboard into a quality of motherhood - vulnerability. You can listen to the audio here Download Sunday 26 Mar 17. No Home Group notes this week as we are mid-Lent Course. Here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We managed to make up a missed day off to give us a night away on the beautiful Gower peninsula. We found a site right on the headland by Port Eynon which was beautiful, quiet and breezy! Being so close to the beach gave us plenty of time to walk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at my photography
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Thea spoke this evening concluding our look at Colossians 3:12-17. We also used Psalm 46. Download Home Group notes 19 Feb 17 and the audio Download Sunday 19 Feb 17 Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We looked at the first half of Colossians 3:16, and used Isaiah 55:1-13 and Matthew 5:13-16 as our readings. Download Home Group notes 12 Feb 17 and the audio Download Sunday 12 Feb 17 Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We had planned a short break in the camper - 48 hours near Exeter, but we were careful to keep an eye on the weather, particularly the temperature. We were perfectly cosy in the van (our new fan heater and the site electric hook up saw to that) but it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at my photography
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Jacquie spoke on Sunday morning about the fifth part of the series using Colossians 3:12-17. The Homegroup notes are available in the Office and from the back of Church, if you need them and the audio for the talk is here Download Sunday 5 Feb 17 Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at ChadTalks
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Back to the woods as early as I could in the morning. Snow had fallen overnight - not enough to make an impression deeper into the woods, but the landscape around the perimeter was changed dramatically. A hush seemed to have descended alongside the snowflakes. The woods were still and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at my photography
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On Sunday evening I spoke about Colossians 3:14 - "and to all these qualities add love". Download Home Group notes 29 Jan 17 and Download Sunday 29 Jan 17 pm Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at ChadTalks
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Tony spoke in the morning about 'forgiving as we have been forgiven'. Download Home Group notes 29 Jan 17 am and Download Sunday 29 Jan 17 am Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at ChadTalks
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This week Andy spoke about bearing with one another. Our readings were Colossians 3:12-13 and Matthew 18:15-17. Those three points again... Weigh it up Talk it out Let it go Download Home Group notes 22 Jan 17 and Download Sunday 22 Jan 17 Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at ChadTalks
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This week we began our new theme for the Spring term, looking at the characteristics of a disciple as listed in Colossians 3:12-17. The recording is of the evening service where we did an introduction, and reference is made to the morning talk which looked at Colossians 3:12. We looked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We looked at the preaching of John the Baptist from Matthew 3:1-12, and also used the Romans 15:4-13 reading too. Download Homegroup notes 4 Dec 16 Download Sunday 4 Dec 16 which is the audio from the talk. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at ChadTalks
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My first experience of seeing Stonehenge was from a car window as we drove westward along the A303. I imagine this is the same for the majority of people. From the busy A303, Stonehenge appears rather incongruously up on the hillside. Years later we took a foreign visitor one evening,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at my photography
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Today is Remembrance Day and so we were thinking about the idea of Remembering and Remembrance. In particular we thought about what it means when we say we remember Jesus in the Communion Service. We used Paul's account of the Last Supper from 1 Corinthians 11:23-25, and the story of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at ChadTalks
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Half term, and the need to test our new camper, meant a short jaunt over the Severn for the Brecon Beacons. We wanted to do some walking, but with the weather being a little changeable we erred on the side of caution and aimed for some of the lower peaks... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at my photography
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Having finished at Stanage Edge with the sun up and the light becoming less subtle, I made my way to the railway station at Grindleford. The station is at the end of a lane which, surprisingly, offered unlimited free parking. Putting my hiking boots back on I then set off... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at my photography
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Tired and despondent, I set off back along the path towards the start of the descent down to the car park. I was cross with myself for feeling so uninspired after finally reaching a place I had long wanted to photograph, and despite being pleased to have made the actual... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at my photography
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As I headed north on the motorway I could see all the signs indicating that we were in for a cracking sunset. I'd got the sat-nav pointing me to the car park at the bottom of Stanage Edge, a magnificent west facing gritstone escarpment. All was good...except for the traffic,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at my photography
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A spur of the moment decision to whizz out for a quick bite to eat. We knew a walk from the pub to the river, but had forgotten quite how far the path was before we hit water. The sun had already dipped behind the Welsh mountains, and the light... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at my photography
This autumn we have been running a session for those who currently lead intercessions, or who would like to consider doing it. This is my handout from that so that some of the links appear here as links you can click straight through to. If you want to add a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at ChadTalks
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This week we used the reading from Luke 15:1-10, and also the 1 Timothy 1:12-17 passage. Download Homegroup notes 11 Sep 16 Download Sunday 11 Sep 16 for the audio. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at ChadTalks