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Author: Ian Purcell

A Christian – Why?

A Christian – Why?

We are now in a culture that feels safer than ever to ask questions on a website Rev Dr. Jo Cox-Darling said at the launch of Christianity.org.uk What is the purpose of life? What is love? Who is God and what is God like? Take a look. Ask questions.

Passion for Life

Passion for Life

Some excellent guest speakers and events lined up by our friends from Monmouth for March 2020  including – Kristi Mair, Lindsay Brown, Katharine Swartz and John Lennox

Experimenting in Worship

Experimenting in Worship

Further to Raglan’s experimenting in prayer post, our friends in Llanddewi Rhydderch are often experimenting in worship and would welcome anyone to join them at their special events planned in March. Sunday March 1st 10.30 a.m. St. David’s Day Service with Welsh hymns / tunes (sung in English apart from Calon Lân) Sunday March 29th 10.30 a.m. Family Service with the theme “God is Love”. There is such creativity among us and a rich variety of expressions of worship. The photos…

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Experimenting; Love is …..

Experimenting; Love is …..

Recently I was learning about the start of the Sunday School movement through the work of Robert Raikes. He didn’t start it as a result of a voice from heaven, a burning bush or any other wonderful experience.  He looked out of his window, saw these children playing noisily on the street, recognised a need and began an experiment. In 8 years 300,000 were attending Sunday schools.  There can be no failure with an experiment! How many of us live…

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The Lord Announces The Word, And The Women Who Proclaim It Are A Mighty Throng

The Lord Announces The Word, And The Women Who Proclaim It Are A Mighty Throng

While a record number of 220 female MPs have taken their seats in the new parliament (34%), there have been a number of significant changes lately among the rural chapels and with women in the news here too! The bible has many stories of heroic women and where would we be without women taking prominent roles in our local communities? Many of us have known Sandra Williams – for years a faithful supporter of the rural chapels and an inspiration…

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