Author: wpadmin

  • Forgive us our trespasses

    When the Allied forces surrendered Singapore to the Japanese in 1942, Tony Lucas was one of 80,000 troops who became prisoners of war. For the next three and a half years he, along with many others, were slave labourers on the construction of the Burma-Thailand railway. Tony was one of 17,000 Prisoners of War packed…

  • Righteousness exalts a nation

    During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln approved a Senate resolution to proclaim a day for National humiliation, fasting and prayer on 30 April 1863. The President and the Senate “devoutly recognised the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations.” They affirmed, “It is…

  • Learning from autumn

    In our deeply troubled world God’s creation eloquently speaks to us. The spectacular autumn colours display the glory of the Creator as the sun illuminates the red, brown, and golden leaves. The leaves have already begun falling and soon the trees will be bare. Animals are preparing for winter by growing thicker coats and storing…

  • Noah’s Ark

    According to the Office of National Statistics Noah has replaced Oliver as the most popular name for boys. In the Bible Noah was a remarkable man who is described as “a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, who walked faithfully with God.” Noah lived in days of great evil. The Bible says,…

  • God never left me alone

    The FIFA World Cup 2022 will begin in Qatar on 20 November. There will be 32 teams competing across 64 matches. Brazil will be hoping to win the cup again. They are the only team to have competed in all 21 World Cup tournaments and have won it 5 times. In recent years some Brazilian…

  • God’s Smuggler

    Dutch Christian missionary Andrew van der Bill died on 27 September 2022 aged 94. To millions of Christians around the world he was known as Brother Andrew. In the 1940s, while serving with the colonial army of the Dutch East Indies during the Indonesian National Revolution, he was wounded in the ankle. During his rehabilitation…

  • Thank the Lord for all his love

    At this time of year many churches and schools hold Harvest Festival services. It is good to give thanks for another year when God has provided for our needs. Because of the dry weather in the UK crops have been less than normal but the weather has been good for harvesting so the combine harvesters…

  • Living and dying in hope

    From inside the old church building, you hear a car crunch to a halt. The driver is reputedly rather firm on the brakes. A minute or so later a 5-foot 4-inch woman comes through the small side door and sits down in a pew. It is the Queen coming unannounced to join the local congregation…

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth II died on 8 September at the age of 96. She has been an outstanding monarch for more than 70 years and was still fulfilling her official responsibilities just 48 hours before she died. At the age of 21 she had committed herself to serving the people of Britain and the Commonwealth for…

  • When mind and memory fail

    A growing number of people in the UK and around the world are suffering from dementia. A report in 2019 commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society said there are 900,000 people in the UK suffering with dementia. It is projected that by 2040 this will rise to 1.6 million. Every 3 minutes someone develops dementia. 70%…