Best Laid Plans…

So I’m sure by now you will have heard. It is officially official – the much-feared, but much-rumoured “fire-breaker lockdown” will come into effect as on 6pm on this coming Friday (23rd Oct). After a whole weekend of meetings, Mark Drakeford...

The Dress Rehearsal

Behind the scenes at Bethel right now, is a real flurry of activity. Don’t get me wrong, we’re all masked-up, hands-washed and socially-distanced… but we’ve been busy none the less. As you’re all hopefully now aware, (if not, you can read...

Signing His Wonders…

As churches, we’re all aware right now of the things that we can’t do… but I wonder if that might open up fresh ideas about what we could possibly do instead. A while back, I heard of someone leading prayers online by encouraging everyone to use some...

Things I wish I’d done 200 times now

Believe it or not, last Friday (the 9th of October) marked Day 200 since the announcement of official UK lockdown(!)… For some of us, that may well come as a surprise, while others of us are probably feeling like it’s seems a lot longer even than that!...

Armed and ready?

There have been three or four headlines that have caught my attention from across the world over the past few weeks… In amongst all the other “big” stories vying for our attention, was the amazing announcement from the Wycliffe Bible Translators that...

Trusting Vs Testing…

For worshippers all over the world, hearing that the religious groups are not allowed to meet for public services was always going to cause a huge range of reactions. For one pastor in Virginia, his response was clear – he publicly vowed that he would never stop...