Things we won’t be part 4

Things we won’t be part 4

Richard continues this week's series of guest blogs: Things we won't be... this side of heaven 4. Lucky (I can hear the tutting but stay with me here!) Luck is a word that the world uses to describe things that can happen to a person, whether it be good things (good...

Christmas isn’t cancelled…

Christmas isn’t cancelled…

Thrilled to have a guest blog from Helen Streeter, who updates us on the Shoebox Appeal 2020, and all that Operation Christmas Child is endeavouring to do to bring the true joy of Christmas to children all over the world!   "In the midst of this global pandemic...

Things we won’t be part 3

Things we won’t be part 3

Continuing this weeks guest blog series, Richard dives into something else we won't be this side of heaven! Things we won't be... this side of heaven 3. Intellectually and Emotionally Perfect The impact of sin in humanity has affected every aspect of our lives and our...

Remembering Vicky.

Remembering Vicky.

It was a real honour on Monday to pay tribute to Vicky Best. At her funeral, Vicky's daughter Sam read a poem that she had written for her. I've asked Sam if I can share her poem here too.    

Things we won’t be part 2

Things we won’t be part 2

Richard Hodges continues his guest blog this morning: Things we won't be... this side of heaven 2. Physically Perfect Contrary to what the Health & Wealth 'Word of Faith' preachers might say, we have no promise for perfect health. This is something that's easy to...

Guest Blog: This Side of Heaven

Guest Blog: This Side of Heaven

Really thrilled to be able to share these guest blogs from our very own Richard Hodges! Things we won't be... this side of heaven It can be so very frustrating when we look at the limitations that are on us in our 'mortal frame'. We forget things, get hungry, thirsty,...

Remembering Aberfan

Remembering Aberfan

Today, the 21st of October, marks the 54th anniversary of the Aberfan mining disaster of 1966. An event that had a huge and devastating impact on the whole nation. I remember researching the event a few years ago, and being incredibly inspired by the response of local...

Best Laid Plans…

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 emerged at 12:15pm on...

The Dress Rehearsal

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 our latest letter here:...

Signing His Wonders…

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 simple phrases...