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The thoughts and experiences of the folk who lead worship in Methodist Churches in Romsey (Test Valley) and the New Forest.

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What’s yours is mine…

“What’s yours is mine and what’s mine’s my own.” This is a model that I was offered when we were married: the opportunity to give everything away to my partner, who would happily receive it. But she knew my resources… Continue Reading →

That Temple Moment

Simeon took [Jesus] in his arms and praised God, saying: ‘Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,     you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:… Continue Reading →

Why does all the Bible matter?

On Pentecost we remember when God’s inspiration really broke through to the disciples and other followers of Jesus. But how did the Hebrew Bible help the early Church understand how to follow Jesus? Why does all the Bible matter? Two winters… Continue Reading →

Tempting, isn’t it?

Gap years give people a chance to find themselves before heading towards their career. Finding true wilderness in lands such as Namibia is a popular way of stepping out and working out priorities. Jesus “gap” tests At the start of… Continue Reading →

The Transfiguration

In our digital age, it’s become so easy to capture any moment in a picture. Holidays, weddings, even the meal we’ve just ordered can be recorded for posterity and uploaded to social media – shared for our friends to comment… Continue Reading →

The Advent light: are you a giver or taker?

The Advent run-up to Christmas starts with the last bite of teaching in Matthew: the pinnacle is the call to be a giver not a taker. The choice of the lectionary reading for the start of Advent (Matthew 24) is… Continue Reading →

“From now on you will…”

The final service of the Romsey Methodist Circuit before it merged with the Winchester & Eastleigh Circuit gave us the chance to reflect on how we received the Good News and how crucial it is that we will pass it… Continue Reading →

Close to the edge – pioneers of wider mission?

At Romsey Methodist Church we are considering four Ws, Welcome,  Wonder, Worship and Wider, which are forming the foundations of our vision for the church. What is the Wider vision of mission?

Are We Nearly There Yet?

As we are getting closer to the school holidays, with many a long journey involved, that phrase will be heard up and down the country from the back seat of countless cars.

God does not conform to religious rules – but copes

Religious purity rules dictated that Mary was unfit to meet God until 40 days after giving birth.

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