Blog posts : "Christ Church"

'special moments'

As soon as I walked through the doors of Christ Church this morning I heard everyones news - even though I've only been away a week!!!  it's amazing what can happen in a week. 

I consider it a 'special' moment when asked to conduct a blessing of rose which is to be planted in memory of a mother, …

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Coffee and chat - Christ Church

Coffee and Chat this morning at Christ Church from 10 -12mid-day.  The purpose of the morning is just for folk to pop in and have a cuppa and chat; sometimes we have a quiz, word search and on one occasion Revd David did a cookery demonstration.

Attendance wise 5 - 15 people may pop in but I'm not…

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Thames Side Community Support

I was asked by Revd Dr. Crispin White to produce a 500 word article for IMAgenda, which is an Industrial Mission magazine.  The next edition, which Crispin is responsible for, will be devoted to the issue of Poverty.   Recognizing that Barking & Dagenham is one of the poorer London Boroughs - Crispi…

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Day 24 - Prep Day

I met with Revd David this morning for a planning session and he gave me some interesting material produces by the Church of England to browse through.  A pamphlet called 'moving on in a mission-shaped church' and a CD/DVD entitled 'on the edge' linked with Fresh Expressions www.freshexpressions.or…

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The Lost

Another challenging service led by Revd David Pearson at Christ Church this morning. Even though the weather outside was damp, misty and slightly humid inside the hymns, Bible Readings, lectionary, prayers and the members of  the congregation  contributed to the service being enjoyable, challengin…

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I just called....

First Sunday back at church after two weeks holiday and my mind is buzzing with everything I have heard this morning – from the sermon, prayers and people’s stories – especially people’s stories and updates: all of which I am still trying to digest. 

 

·         A 11 month old ba…

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Party Time at Family Service

Children, children, children and more children everywhere.

 

Four years ago at Christ Church, Revd David Pearson and I commenced a second service aimed at catering for families. To begin with we were fortunate if two families came along and some weeks we have been known to be sitting there looking …

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