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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,…

Baptistry Refurbishment Complete

After a number of months of planning & organisation, and a four days of hard work, the baptistry refurbishment is complete. Thanks to some very generous donors, and additional funds from St. Frideswides, the old greying, chipped tiles have been stripped, it has been re-lined, and re-tiled and is now positively sparkling. The proposed work…

Cupcakes Galore

On Saturday a small team of us gathered at the Church Centre to start baking for ‘Operation Cupcake’. Others who couldn’t join us for the morning baked at home and brought the cakes to us, loaned us equipment or funded ingredients. The aim was to make and decorate cupcakes and then give them away to…

Let Them Eat Cake

It seems like forever since we first suggested the possibility of starting a Lunch project to provide hot meals for pupils whose families struggle during school holidays. In fact it was only back in November [read the details here…]. But believe me, it’s been far from quiet since – the project, Let’s Do Lunch, has…

Make Your Light Shine

At our Family Service last Sunday we continued the ‘Just Do It’ theme, looking at some of the simple things which Jesus said that we just need to get on and do; to put them into practice & live them. We focussed this time on Matthew 5:16 where Jesus said, ‘Make your light shine, so…

Behind Locked Doors

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine….. No, hang on a minute. Read this first, then close your eyes… Imagine yourself on a cold & wet winters night standing in a very stark and slightly chilly sports hall. Around the hall are some party games, people in costume (chimney sweeps, a shepherd, Victorian nurses…