The problem with New Year’s Resolutions

Every year at this time I get excited about the prospect of a fresh start. Having failed so successfully at all sorts of public and personal challenges, I delight in the opportunity to turn over a new leaf. In many ways, this is helpful and positive thinking about change and self-improvement. It’s good to ‘get … Read more…

News and events for the week beginning 27th December 2015

Holidays are here! We’re delighted that you could join us today during this time of holidays. If you’re taking some time off with family and friends then be sure to give thanks to God for the joy (and sometimes challenges) of relationships, as we hope for Heaven! Office arrangements during Summer Holidays Valerie O’Regan, our new Personal Assistant … Read more…

Coming up this Sunday 27th December 2015

This Sunday we’re getting together to hear God speak to us from Revelation chapter 12, as Graham Errington helps us understand more about how Jesus fulfils all of God’s plans to save his people. It’s a great part of the Bible, and we’re all going to be stretched and strengthened as we listen. It’s pretty … Read more…

News and events for Christmas Day 2015

Merry Christmas! We’re delighted that you could join us today for Christmas. We pray that you might be encouraged by God to see the world his way, and to understand Christmas as a time of rejoicing for the miraculous gift of God with us, Emmanuel! Office arrangements during Summer Holidays Our secretary Lydia finished yesterday, and Valerie … Read more…

Join us for Christmas Day!

This Friday at 9am we’re joining together for Christmas Day at Oak Flats Anglican. Jodie will be speaking on the topic, ‘The true light’, from John chapter 3 verses 19 to 21. It’s pretty normal for us to have visitors join us on Christmas Day, so if you’re thinking of popping in for the first … Read more…

Why we need Christmas carols

Carols are as much a part of our traditional Christmas celebrations as wrapped-up presents under a tinsel-decorated pine tree. Yet, it wasn’t really until around 500 years ago that singing about Christmas became popular. In fact, it was the Reformation that really drove people to start to sing about God becoming man, as Christians were freshly encouraged to put … Read more…

News and events for the week beginning 13th December 2015

Final ‘Alive with Christ’ talk Today our series ‘Alive with Christ’ finishes with Jodie giving the final talk from Acts 1:1-14, ‘Alive and Ascended.’ Personal Assistant appointed! We are delighted to announce that Valerie O’Regan has accepted our invitation to be the ‘Personal Assistant (PA) to the Senior Minister’. This new-look role is for the equivalent of … Read more…

The best gift for Christmas

Gift giving at Christmas can be both a burden and a blessing. We all know how much pleasure we get when we receive a gift that perfectly itches where we’re scratching. But we also know how tricky it can be to get the perfect present for friends and loved ones. In the end, the best present … Read more…