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September is here once again. The summer has begun to fade, the nights are drawing in, and the jumpers and coats are coming out!


As we move into autumn, we give thanks for the summer we have had, and we look forward to a new start, a new term, a new season. Despite being a season that sees the dying back of trees and plants, September always brings with it that sense of ‘beginning again’ after the altered routines of the summer.


A new start. As we begin this new season together, it is good also to be reminded that with God we have the opportunity of a new start each and every day. No matter what we have done, no matter how far we think we have messed up. When we come to God and ask, we can have a new start. God is the God of new seasons after all.


Every blessing,


Rev’d Karen Bradley


Assistant Curate



We have started a major new sermon series called “King’s Cross” based on the Gospel of Mark focusing on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  The series is based on the book “King’s Cross” by Timothy Keller, a reflection on the Christian belief that Jesus is at the centre of cosmic and human history as well as the founding principle of our lives.  The story of the world - and how we fit into it – can be understood by studying the story of Jesus.  Mark’s account of Jesus’s life can be split into two parts.  Before Christmas we’re going to look at His identity as King over all things (chapters 1-8) and then after Christmas until Easter we’ll explore His purpose in dying on the Cross (chapters 9-16). 


Every blessing,  Brian