Mary’s song of praise – the Magnificat. If we were good Anglicans we would say those words together every week as part of our worship. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Saviour Jesus Christ, Mary’s song of praise helps us to understand…

10 ways I can share my faith this Christmas Christmas is almost here again!!Cards, Presents, Decorations, Parties, even Carol Singing. And so many people missing the point completely! They’ve thrown out the baby!! So this year let’s make a real effort to reclaim Christmas for…

Christmas is impossible!! I’m not talking about all the planning and the shopping and the cooking which seem to be essential to celebrate Christmas nowadays. I’m not talking about the diplomacy needed to navigate the gift-giving and the parties and the family get-togethers. I’m talking…

Here is a short message I forgot to post after our Christingle service back in 2011. Did anybody see A Christmas Carol yesterday with Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge and Richard E Grant as Bob Cratchett? Charles Dickens’s famous play has some fond memories for…

Eleven shopping days until Christmas. Because every day is a shopping day now. Lakeside will be open until 11 pm and even Freeport in Braintree will be open until 8 o’clock every evening so no excuses for not buying those presents. Of course many shops…

If I was to ask you to sum up the events of the first Christmas in just one word, what would you say? Love? Joy? Peace? Wonder? Miracle? Let me give you this morning a word you may not have been expecting which brings together…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Christmas trees and lights and decorations everywhere, Christmas songs and carols in all the shops and everybody hoping for a really happy time. But then I heard something which started me thinking. The World’s Longest Car is…

Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.” I want us to think this morning about what may seem initially to be a very strange question. We are…

JOHN 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. Jesus is indeed Immanuel – God with us! The Word became…