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Letter from the Pastor

I doubt if the name John Bradburne is known to many of you, but if you had been reading the news a month or so ago very carefully, you could have picked up that he is about to become the first British ‘saint’ for 400 years. He was martyred in what was then Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, where he served as a missionary to lepers there. When Robert Mugabe rose up to shake more →


Letter from the Pastor

I suspect that a couple of weeks ago the name ‘Arnaud Bertrame’ would have been completely unknown to us all. However, events which took place in the southern French town of Trèbes last week have brought his name into international renown. As a mad man entered a local supermarket, killing 2, then taking a number of hostages, after releasing all but one – a lady, M. Bertrame, an officer of the more →


As we come once more to the beginning of another year, folk are quite naturally taken up with themes such as New Year’s resolutions, or reviewing, perhaps with a measure of regret, the year now gone. But also, as they look forward to the 12 months of 2018, this is the time when many seek to predict what the New Year will hold for them. As they ponder upon their hopes more →


Letter from the Pastor

The name Charlotte Church is one that is just about known to me, but I must confess that my knowledge of this lady is very scant. I know she is a singer, that she is Welsh, and that she has strong political views regarding which she has often appeared in the media. However, only this past week Charlotte Church appeared in the media for quite different reasons: she had lost the more →


New Year’s Message from Pastor

Going back to school after the Christmas holidays, for me as a child, always had an air of inevitability, if not predictability, about it: the opening assembly of the new term would invariably have as its subject the making of New Year’s resolutions. The Headmaster would give the whole school a speech on how we should resolve this year to do this good, to give up this bad habit … to more →


Letter from the Pastor

These words, spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ, are familiar ones. They help us to see things of this life against the perspective of an eternal backdrop as well as pointing us to the reality that life is not all about the material; but there is also the spiritual, the human soul, that part of us which shall live on after the death of our body, either in Heaven or in more →


New Year’s Message from the Pastor

The short book of Lamentations, as its name suggests, is one that is filled with much sorrow, grief and heartache. It was written by Jeremiah the prophet and records his own pain and agony upon seeing his own city – the holy city of Jerusalem – ransacked by a fierce and cruel enemy. Many in the Middle East could identify well as they look back on the past year or so, more →


Letter from the Pastor

The journey from Coedpoeth to Ruthin is one I know well; every school day I drive Christopher & Bomi through the beautiful Denbighshire countryside before dropping them off and heading home, when it is my usual practice to turn on the news – Radio 4’s Today program. Space, particularly Mars, is very much in the headlines these days, with the claimed discovery of running water on the Red planet. Consequently the more →

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