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Learn to pray the Daily Examen

"As part of our journey to Easter, many of us at our church are doing The Lent Experience, which is a set of weekly challenges, based on the classic spiritual disciplines of the Church. We are also encouraging each other to develop a daily prayer life. Check out the latest post from our pastor to learn how to pray the Daily Examen."

Set Free – February Message series

" Forgiveness is a central theme in Jesus' teaching. It is why Jesus had to die on the cross, so that we might be forgiven. But what do we need to be forgiven from? Surely, most of us aren't that bad as people, are we! So imagine how forgiveness could be a gift that brings healing and releases life. What if you got what it is be forgiven, and then you became a life-healer and life-bringer to others? Maybe you need to forgive yourself. Maybe you need to give someone from your past. It's time to remove the roadblocks that are blocking your path to reaching your potential and be set free. On Sunday mornings for three weeks in February we'll look at finding healing in forgiveness, receiving and giving, to create softer, tender hearts towards those in broken, bruised relationships. We'll learn to forgive in an unforgiving world.   SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Pick up your Advent Calendar this Sunday!

"   Yup! Christmas is coming! And what better way to start to prepare for the reason for season than with a Real Advent Calendar that tells the story day by day through December. It's a fun way for parents, grandparents and Godparents to share the Christmas story. And, yes, it includes chocolate. behind each window is a Festive Fairtrade chocolate made from a blend of 35% cocoa. The calendar comes with a 24-page Christmas story activity book designed to be used every day in Advent. This year, the book is illustrated by award winning artist, Alida Massari. Order yours on Sundays at church and pay and collect on Sunday 26 NovemberPrice: £4. Each calendar sold will allow for a donation to go towards the work of Traidcraft Exchange The Leprosy Mission, Christians Against Poverty and Baby Lifeline.     SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Sign Up Sunday – 1st October

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There is a home waiting for you.

We feel that HOME Groups are the core of our church. They are a place for healing, learning and laughter! It is a place that we can come together to discuss our experiences. In the book of Acts, it is expressed that the early Christians met together to share their lives and meet the needs of those less fortunate around them, and we do the same! On Sunday 1st October there is an opportunity for you to explore our fantastic set of HOME Groups and find one that suits you. If that means trying every single one, we are relaxed and informal and won't be offended if you change your mind! Have a look at our HOME Group's page to find out"

Resources: How to read your Bible for all it worth

" Feeling uninspired reading the Bible? Your Spotify Worship fave list not quite enough? Now, you know you should probably read your Bible more, but where do you start?This'll help. Our new Bible resources page is going to be your friend. It is full of free ideas to improve your knowledge of the Bible, but most importantly help draw you closer to God. It contains a number of ideas, ranging from printable and online reading plans, daily study notes, podcasts and mobile phone apps. And If you don’t own your own Bible (yes, you can still get them in print!) you can grab a free one on Sunday mornings in the"

A free Bible on your devices

"                 YouVersion is a simple, ad-free Bible that brings God's Word into your daily life. With hundreds of versions, reading plans and study tools, it has become a regular resource for millions of Christians. Read online or download the free"

Waterfalls – new album from Vineyard out now

"‘Waterfalls’ is the new  album from Vineyard Records UK and is available from the Welcome Point on Sundays at the special offer price of £7 (for a limited time only). Recorded at St Alban's Vineyard, it features 12 songs from Vineyard churches all over the UK and sung by worship leaders who lead week in, week out in their local churches. From Vineyard Records team: "This is not an album from worship artists, but from people who work as teachers, carpenters and educational therapists in the week, and whose hearts long to worship God. "The resulting songs are powerful, immediate, honest and bear the hallmarks of the intimate worship that the Vineyard movement has long been known for." And we would have to"

Listen again to the NLC 2015 Sessions

" Audio from the Vineyard National Leaders’ Conference 2015, including talks from Debby Wright, Jay Pathak, Mike Pilavachi, Steve Nicholson and John Mumford now available to listen"

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