29
Aug 2018

We’re very thankful to Portsmouth News for publicising the launch of Christ Church Fareham with a local news article, available online and in print (https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/group-launches-new-church-to-spread-joy-in-fareham-1-8617094). I must admit being interviewed and seeing the finished article was a fascinating process.  I love the title – Group launches new church to spread joy – but I believe every reference to Jesus or the Bible in my interview was removed.  I wonder whether that was a deliberate decision. I was asked a whole host of questions including “Does Fareham need a new church?” and “How many kids......

Read More


22
Aug 2018

Here’s something not every New Frontiers Church leader will say: I sometimes use the Common Book of Prayer to help me pray.  Not often, but now and again, I’ll pick it up, flick through and use it for inspiration.  And although the language is archaic, the meaning of the prayers are excellent and extremely helpful. Here’s one I read this week. O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may by thy mighty aid be defended and......

Read More


13
Aug 2018

One of my favourite books is Religious Affectations, by Jonathan Edwards and I am thoroughly enjoying re-reading it at the moment.  He begins, of course, by quoting from 1 Peter 1:8, describing the state of mind of his Christian readers, who are undergoing tough persecution.  Peter writes “Though you have not seen him , you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory”. It’s a terrific verse about the love we, Christians, have for Jesus, even......

Read More


12
Aug 2018

It was always my intention to blog the whole way through this process of planting a new church in Fareham.  Unfortunately, actually doing the planting has got in the way and not left much time at all for blogging about the planting. However, with 28 days left to go before Christ Church Fareham holds its first Sunday service on 9th September, I’ve finally got round to writing down a few thoughts.  I certainly hope to write regularly from now on: sometimes about planting the church, sometimes about what God has encouraged me......

Read More


%d bloggers like this: