New Years Resolutions

Have you thought of any New Year's Resolutions yet?...or reminded yourself of last year's resolutions! How we would go running and get fit!!?... For every half hour we run, we live for an extra half hour, which we spent running...David Spiegelhalter (allegedly) Have we ever thought of what resolutions our Churches might consider? In today's…Read more New Years Resolutions

What story might we tell?

This was today's Christmas Day service at Todmorden. We welcome you all here today to celebrate Christ’s birth. At the end of this service we will depart to tell others of Jesus’ story.  Lord Jesus Christ, your birth at Bethlehem draws us to kneel in wonder at heaven touching earth: accept our heartfelt praise as…Read more What story might we tell?

TDOR 2019

"The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. With so many seeking to erase transgender people - sometimes in the most brutal ways possible - it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice"Gwendolyn Ann Smith…Read more TDOR 2019

Administration…Liquidation…what’s next for the church?

If administration is the process for a company to escape insolvency, and if that were to fail, liquidation is the ending of a company, the selling off of any assets to pay off creditors, this would suggest that the business model currently used has not worked. There's an alternative, known as "pre-pack insolvency" which is…Read more Administration…Liquidation…what’s next for the church?

What’s next for the Methodist Church?

On Saturday 19th October, 250+ members of the Methodist Church travelled to Westminster Church House, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament, to consult on the latest policy document from the Methodist Church Evangelism and Growth team, entitled God For All. There was something else going on #SuperSaturday as well - not the football, nor England…Read more What’s next for the Methodist Church?

When did Cheerful mean Hilarious?

Have you been to Baitings Reservoir? I have mentioned it before: it’s my thin place, where I am so close to God. I love the water lapping at the edges of the lake, and that wall holding back that colossal amount of water. And then, there’s the overflow, where the water cascades down, filling another…Read more When did Cheerful mean Hilarious?

Ashing to Go?

The day after Shrove Tuesday (a la Pancake day) is Ash Wednesday. It seems that this is either noted in ecclesial circles with an Ash Wednesday Service including the Ashes or is forgotten about altogether. It may not have strict biblical foundations but it can be seen as providing symbolic resonance to the start of…Read more Ashing to Go?