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Mission partner update

Our mission partners Joerg and Lisa work with a small team called Xenos (meaning ‘foreigner’ in Greek) in a German city with a population of 50% immigrant background, ministering to the spiritual and practical needs of refugees and asylum seekers. They help run a cafe, contribute to church services and help with interpretation and translation. […]

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Sev’s short-term mission trip to Haiti

As part of my sabbatical over the summer, I was in Haiti for two weeks working alongside Konbit Haiti, a charity sharing God’s love with children and their families and encouraging self-dependence (see a short film introducing their work here). I helped at a holiday club for the last two weeks in July running each […]

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A week in Sidon

Even though I got to know our All Saints Mission partner (or our ASMP as I will now call her) while I was living here last year, it was really nice to be able to see a bit more of her work this past week while I’ve been back here in Sidon, South Lebanon. The […]

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There are no burkinis in the gospels

There are no burkinis in the gospels. No bikinis either. But when I see a photograph of a woman on the ground, surrounded by four men with weapons, being told to take off her clothes, I’m still pretty clear on where Jesus would position himself on this beach. Which is why I found myself, sweaty […]

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The time has come…

We move to Bristol this week, and what follows are the life lessons from my seven years at All Saints Peckham. It’s been quite a journey so far – in many ways a ‘coming of age’ as well as a journey of transformation. The following three words capture the key lessons I’ve learnt from being […]

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Pew move news

After a long period of discernment and conversation, we are now approaching the time when we will be saying farewell to our pews. It seems hard to believe, but the Sunday to say goodbye is Sunday 7 August. Following the last steps of the paperwork, the plan is now to remove the pews in the week beginning Monday […]

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Rahab: ideas for discussion/thought

At our Sunday morning service on 24 July we followed a new 20:20:20 format – 20 minutes to gather, 20 minutes to worship and 20 minutes to hear a Bible story and respond. In case you weren’t there, or if you’d like to think through the topic further on your own or in a group, […]

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