Nigel Rawlinson

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  • Why?

    It is not surprising that people ask ‘why’ when times are hard.  Asking God ‘why’ has a long tradition and in fact the word ‘why’ appears 488 times in the Bible, including lots of times in the book of Job...

  • Prisoner for the Lord

    As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond...

  • Finding Hope

    I was out doing my socially-distanced, family bubble, once a day, local, exercise as approved by HM Government when I saw a heartening sight. On a very cold, murky day, in the middle of winter I saw a drift of...

  • Belonging to a Group

    Last week many Christians celebrated the final scene of the Christmas story – the visit of three wise men, or kings, to the newly born child Jesus. The gifts that they brought, gold, frankincense and myrrh, stand for three key...

  • 2021 – New Lockdown Life and Hope

    Happy New Year! What an extraordinary Christmas, I hope that you’re refreshed. The nativity story this year somehow has had an added poignancy. We went into our Christmas week of services sharing a communal sadness, that at the last minute...

  • Christmas Eve – Thinking about Mary

    In the last week of advent, in preparation for Christmas day, the church’s year thinks of Mary. The church’s prayer for this week goes as follows: God our Redeemer, Who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of...

  • A Road Map to Love

    As a Presbyterian I have always had a very great respect for the Bible. The way in which the Bible is treated in worship reflects this. It is usually processed in and out of the sanctuary whilst the congregation stands....