Category: St A’s Messenger Articles

“Here we are!”

You’ll be pleased to know that the St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church Baby and Toddler Group (or ‘BTG’ for short) is doing very well. Each term it has followed a similar pattern with regards to attendance: a slow start, a lovely gathering of momentum and a strong finish. We ended in July with a dozen parents/carers and their children per… Read more →

Partners In Faith

I’d like to begin by reminding you of the occasion when Jesus told Simon Peter to go fishing, despite an earlier failure: And when [Jesus] had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word… Read more →

The CND Symbol

During my days as an undergraduate, I decided to add a few ‘button badges’ to my rucksack. There were various places on our campus where you could purchase badges with pop-stars and messages. I bought one with a little picture of the musician Prince – my absolute favourite – and a couple with pithy phrases written on them. I also… Read more →

God In Close

As a child, I spent a great deal of time in the countryside around Oxford. Many family walks took place on or near The Ridgeway – specifically, that section of the ancient trail that passes along the Berkshire Downs. My family hail from a little village that nestles in the shadow of these downs. It is one of three villages… Read more →

Why not go and tell?

About 18 months ago, I read a compelling article about a new type of cycle helmet: the Abus Kranium. You might well be wondering what is so special about this helmet – please, allow me to tell you… A ‘normal’ cycle helmet gives a little protection if you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in a collision. The various statistics and… Read more →


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