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Shallow Small groups 2

I was preparing for our young adults weekend weekend away when I saw that there was a follow up (and no doubt you dear reader had spotted it years ago) to the Shallow Small Group video I posted some time ago. (more…)

Dean of Fresh Expressions

Revd Will Cookson, Minister Springfield Church, Dean of Fresh Expressions

The Diocese has just announced that I have been appointed as Dean of Fresh Expressions in Southwark. This is a new part-time post and is initially for a year (for both sides to see how it goes) and does not alter me continuing as Minister of Springfield Church. It is an exciting opportunity not only for myself but in a wider context given the realisation by Bishop Christopher and others in the diocese that Fresh Expressions can have a significant impact on the mission of the church . (more…)

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What can we do in the face of such evil?

Children from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar town, make way towards Syrian border, on outskirts of Sinjar mountainThe situation in Iraq is just grotesque.

Thousands trapped by a murderous cult, Islamic State, on the side of a barren mountain side with little food and water.

Women and children killed, people crucified. All this happening in the glare of the worlds media. (more…)

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Celebrating the Jewish Jesus

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There has been an increasing interest in recent years about the Jewish roots of Jesus, which has been incredibly helpful for our understanding of him and what he was trying to share. Too often in the past we have tried to create a Jesus that is either made into our image (think of some of […]

Church Growth Conference – children & youth

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At the recent Church Growth conference put on by the Church of England, one of the key areas that many growing churches had in common was a commitment to children and youth ministries. (more…)

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Church Growth – from anecdote to evidence

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Last week I was at a fascinating conference – on statistics!

I know, I know – you’re going to say statistics are boring or come out with that old canard “Lies, damned lies and statistics”. But actually statistics are incredibly important. (more…)

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All Change for All Age Services

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One of the key elements that I like in All Age Services is that it brings together everyone and takes seriously the idea that we are all part of the one family of God. (more…)

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New Year… New opportunities…

Welcome Pack

Well happy New Year to everyone.

It’s a strange time in the land of vicars leading up to Christmas. Not only do we have the busy service schedule (and grabbing time to buy presents, prepare for Christmas etc) but we also have to be thinking ahead to the new year and planning for the year ahead. (more…)

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Christmas Message

I didn’t mention to many that I was asked to give a Christmas day message on Radio Jackie. Must admit that I didn’t listen to it being broadcast but if you are interested it is on their website. I was talking about my experiences in the Holy Land this autumn. You can listen to it here:

http://www.divshare.com/download/24942851-e38

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Reflections on my trip to the Holy Land

On the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem

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Well Angie and I have just got back a week ago from visiting the Holy Land. This was her first time and we both had an amazing time.

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