Christian Aid Week 2020 – Florence’s Story

Throughout this week, we will be sharing updates on Wellington’s Christian Aid Week activities and information on the work of Christian Aid that is vital to the most vulnerable communities around the world. An overview of all posts can be found here: https://wellingtonchurch.co.uk/category/caw2020/ Today, we share Florence’s Story. Click below for the video to start: … More Christian Aid Week 2020 – Florence’s Story

My beautiful surprise

Thanks to the use of technology – such as ZOOM – Wellington Church has seen an increase in the number of people spending time on our website. And thanks to Rebecca who has put her technical knowledge to the service of the church, that website is refreshed frequently with newsy, interesting and uplifting articles as well as a totally different – and very inspiring –  Sunday service. … More My beautiful surprise

Christian Aid Week 2020 – We Are Christian Aid

Throughout this week, we will be sharing updates on Wellington’s Christian Aid Week activities and information on the work of Christian Aid that is vital to the most vulnerable communities around the world. An overview of all posts can be found here: https://wellingtonchurch.co.uk/category/caw2020/ Today, we share a brief general introduction who Christian Aid are and … More Christian Aid Week 2020 – We Are Christian Aid

CAW Challenge 1: Send at least TWO Christian Aid e-envelopes

Today, we ask you to take part in a very simple challenge that can make a huge difference for Christian Aid. Here is how it works: Go to https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/ Create a Christian Aid e-Envelope with your own personal message in 3 easy steps send the e-Envelope to at least 2 people to encourage them to donate to Christian Aid. Leave … More CAW Challenge 1: Send at least TWO Christian Aid e-envelopes

Christian Aid Week 2020 – Dr Rowan Williams’ Sermon

Throughout this week, we will be sharing updates on Wellington’s Christian Aid Week activities and information on the work of Christian Aid that is vital to the most vulnerable communities around the world. An overview of all posts can be found here: https://wellingtonchurch.co.uk/category/caw2020/ Today, we share the Christian Aid Week 2020 sermon by Dr Rowan … More Christian Aid Week 2020 – Dr Rowan Williams’ Sermon

Christian Aid Week(s) 2020 at Wellington Church – Challenge Overview

  Christian Aid Week this year is different not only because the Corona pandemic forces us to move everything online but also because at Wellington it will last 3 weeks from 10th to 31st May 2020. This “Christian Aid Season” will conclude with our Communion service on Pentecost Sunday when our special offering will also … More Christian Aid Week(s) 2020 at Wellington Church – Challenge Overview

Thy Kingdom Come invites us to pray from Ascension to Pentecost

From The Church of Scotland  Rt Rev Colin Sinclair is encouraging everyone to join in prayer from Ascension Day on 21 May to Pentecost on Sunday 31 May through the ecumenical prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come. In a letter mailed to congregations across Scotland the Moderator says, ” If there is one thing that is … More Thy Kingdom Come invites us to pray from Ascension to Pentecost

The Lord is my shepherd – a lockdown sermon by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland

In a short sermon that focuses on Psalm 23, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair said the Lord will protect and provide through whatever people are called to endure.He acknowledged that many people were frightened and feeling unsettled but reminded them that the “Lord is my Shepherd”. Click on the image below to watch the 11-minute video: … More The Lord is my shepherd – a lockdown sermon by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland

Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?

A blog by the Rev Liz Blythe There have been more than a few times in the last seven weeks that I have felt this way about my kids.  They are lovely little creatures of God.  Clever and funny, smart and interesting…and Always There!  I’m sure there will be those of you who wish you … More Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?

NUTTY YOGHURT BREAD

From Maureen Small Ingredients 375g( 13oz) plain flour 123g(   4oz)wholemeal flour /oatmeal 1tsp salt 1tsp cream of tartar 1tsp baking soda 1tsp baking powder 90g (3oz) mixed nuts, chopped–Just walnuts are fine 90g (30z) sunflower seeds 1tsp runny honey 200ml (7fl oz) plain yoghurt 300ml (10fl oz) milk 1tblsp sunflower oil OVEN  180 C/350 F/ … More NUTTY YOGHURT BREAD

They grumbled and we grumble

We pray:
Living God, speak into the depths of our experience,
Speak the word that stills our fears
And calms our anxieties:
‘Peace be with you.’
Speak your word to the lonely and to the broken,
To the bereaved and to those whose world has crumbled:
‘Peace be with you.’

Faithful God, speak to us behind locked doors
As we remember others, who risk their own safety,
In order to serve others:
Peace be with them.
Carers and nurses, doctors and ambulance drivers,
Delivery drivers and shop assistants:
Peace be with them.

God who inspires Hope, speak to us in the present
And speak to us of the future,
For though the doors are locked, in time they shall be open:
Peace shall be renewed.
For those who lead the life of our Nation: Our Queen Elizabeth,
First Minister and Prime Minister, and all who shape our common life,
For us all: Peace shall be renewed.

God whose name is love and whose gift is love,
Open our hearts to know you and to love you,
To love you and to love our neighbour
And as we do, to hear again: ‘Peace be with you.’
May we find our strength in you,
And hear again:
‘Peace be with you.’ … More They grumbled and we grumble