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Winter Beds Project – Training Evenings

by Simon

This year’s Winter Beds Project will be starting on 2nd December when up to 5 extra beds will be provided for rough sleepers on the coldest nights of the year. 

There are a number of different roles to be performed and volunteers are needed!

There are two training evenings booked at Trinity URC in Beaconsfield Road on 12th and 13th November Read more >

Messy Church – 19th October 2019 10.30am

by Simon

At our last Messy Church we tried to do the crafts in order to tell the story, although it made for rather a bunfight around the tables and added to the Mess. This time around we are back to our usual free-for-all as we think about all that this creation can and will be.

We really hope you will be … Read more >

Letter from America IX

by Simon

Saturday 25th August, St Albans

Well, we made it home. After 17 US states in 27 days and 12 conversations/interviews about faith and politics, we arrived back on Wednesday morning. Since then I have been spending quite a bit of time arranging my mother’s funeral and starting to work on notifying friends, family and the various authorities. While I’ve been … Read more >

Letter from America VIII

by Simon

Sunday 19th August, Austin

And now the end is near and we must face the final curtain …

Perhaps that is a little over-dramatic, but in a couple of days time we will be on our way home. It has been good to see Dick and Laura Law and spend some time with them in their home in the Hill … Read more >

Letter from America VII

by Simon

Tuesday 14th August, New Orleans

Well, it took us two full days of driving to get from Wisconsin down to Louisiana, which was no great surprise when you look at a map. In contrast to the chain hotels and motels we’ve stayed in up to now, our accommodation in New Orleans is an early 19th century house that is run … Read more >

Letter from America VI

by Simon

Friday 10th August, Beloit, Wisconsin

In 1964, New York’s World’s Fair was held in  Flushing Meadow. A number of the American states exhibited, but it is only Wisconsin’s display that is now remembered by a friend with whom Catriona and I had dinner on Tuesday evening before we left Kentucky. What Barry remembered was the so-called ‘world’s biggest cheese’, which … Read more >