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Christian Character: IF

As we explored the theme of Christian Character on Sunday, Nicci felt led to share the poem ‘IF’ by Rudyard Kipling in response to Ruth’s meditation on 1 Peter 4:1-11 [MSG]. The poem is included below for your further reflection, and a video below for those who prefer to listen: IF you can keep your head…

Love Bletchley Day

Last Saturday was Love Bletchley Day and a team of people from the Church fellowship headed to Queensway to bless the community. The following is a report from our group organiser, Ruth Jones [photos below]: The day was full of sunshine which meant that many people turned up to wander along the rows of stalls. Eyes were caught…

Happy Retirement Rev. Chris Bell

Retirement of Rev. Chris Bell

On Sunday we said a very fond farewell to Rev. Chris Bell, our Minister of almost 18 years, and marked the beginning of his retirement. In a service which featured kind words, one or two embarrassing stories (far fewer than he expected), prayers, songs, a commissioning and approximately 40 high-fives, we celebrated his ministry with us. Chris…

New Series: Following Jesus’ Footsteps

As we begin the interregnum, a time without a lead pastor, we’re going to let Scripture be our pastor as we explore some of the New Testament letters. These letters were written to young churches who knew something about discipleship & mission but who needed ongoing pastoral advice. Our new series which begins this Sunday is…

Engaged at the Margins

Last Sunday Rev. Chris Bell concluded our series on mission & preached his final sermon with us before his retirement, and it was another challenging one. Entitled ‘Engaged on the Margins’, it included references to his conversion through the book “The Cross & The Switchblade“, a verse which has run as a theme through his years…

Waistline Walk

During the first two weeks of May one of our members, Simon Bradley, is undertaking a major physical challenge which he has christened the “Waistline Walk“. Ten years ago this summer, Simon’s mum Sally-Anne died after a short battle with ovarian cancer. She and the family received fantastic, compassionate care from the staff at Willen…

Mission Impossible?

Yesterday our Senior Minister, Chris Bell, preached his penultimate sermon before his retirement service this Sunday. It continues our Mission series which concludes this Sunday and had the title ‘Impossible Mission’. If you weren’t able to be with us you missed a cracking message. Below are a few of the key quotes – download the one…

Easter Cracked

Over the last two weeks we’ve hosted five sessions of Easter Cracked in partnership with Bridgebuilder Trust. We’ve welcomed five schools, 160 students & 16 teachers/helpers, and we’ve all had an amazing time as we’ve explored the real details & significance of Easter. The students love it, and the feedback from the teachers is consistently great: Fantastic!…

Cracking the Meaning of Easter

Today we welcomed Year 6 students from two village schools to the Church Centre for Easter Cracked, a 90 minute interactive presentation exploring the meaning of Easter. We’ve been running it at Spurgeons for about 12 years, and it is delivered in partnership with MK Bridgebuilder Trust. This morning we were joined by Swanbourne CofE School…

Discipleship Tools

As part of our current series on Discipleship, last Sunday during our service we introduced five tools/sites/apps which are designed to help aid our personal walk with Christ. Feel free to add other resources you know about which others may find useful – comment at the bottom of this post.   Bible.com / YouVersion Highlight or Bookmark your favourite verses,…