Lead articles from St Matthew’s Matters (our monthly magazine) and other opinion pieces written by church staff.
Or is it? “Here we go again. Another Christian festival kidnapped and rebranded by the evils of the secular world. When are they going to let us worship in peace?” I can see where that sentiment comes from. The ‘world’ has indeed taken Easter, the most important Christian festival, and turned it into a world …read the full article.
A very useful tool to help us to pray Prayer booklet produced by Chris P’s housegroup
APCM booklet 2017
Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find …read the full article.
Beginnings 1999 Licensing It is almost exactly 18 years since we came to Worthing. I came in the summer of 1998 after we had finished in Beirut to find housing. Basma was temporarily in Amman and came with Jack in September. We had 6 months of CMS deputation to do and then there was no …read the full article.
Is Gay marriage biblical? Introduction Issues concerning different sexualities are a major issue for all church groups. In recent years the argument has moved massively. In easy living memory gay sexual relations were illegal and opposed by the majority of the population. In my adult lifetime the change has been very rapid such that there …read the full article.
Dear Friends, By now I hope most of you have heard of our impending move. I announced it in church on 21st August and I know since then it has been forwarded around by various social media and even by conversation! So I hope this article is not a surprise. People have been asking (understandably) …read the full article.
Summer is upon us and finally the weather seems to have changed (at least as I write!). The sea is calm and some of us have even been for a swim. I have been thinking a fair bit just recently about the incident of Jesus walking on the water (which we find in three gospels …read the full article.
Sunday mornings are really busy. On all but the first Sunday of the month, we have four different age groups, nine regular leaders and anywhere between 20 and 40 children in attendance in the morning. The children are split into groups by school year and will usually move up to the next group at the …read the full article.
Some of you sometimes ask what happens (and what I get up to!) at General Synod, so having just come back (as I write) I thought you might be interested to hear a little. The topics this time were varied: * a presidential address by the Archbishop on what really happened at the Archbishops’ meeting …read the full article.