Category: Springfield Church

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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

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Celebrating the Jewish Jesus

This gallery contains 13 photos.

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

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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.

All Change for All Age Services

Welcome Pack

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.

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

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Without buildings

MiX arrival 2013

I’ve just had an article published about operating as a church without owning our buildings on the Church Growth R&D website. You can read the article here: http://www.churchgrowthrd.org.uk/blog/churchgrowth/without_a_building

Missional Community Groups

Cafe Church - relationally based

One of the most exciting areas that I saw whilst I was on sabbatical was the role that Missional Community Groups play in some of the churches I visited.

My Sabbatical

Will standing with the library of Celsus behind, one of the great ancient libraries

Well the three months passed quickly! Coming back into land with Sunday’s service I now have a growing agenda of things that need to be addressed and to be thought through.

Revelation and the 7 Churches

Christ Pantocrator

So, I’m getting everything together for my visit to the 7 churches of Revelation in current day Turkey (Oh, and also 3 days in Istanbul!). My wife was a little worried seeing that it was the top news on the BBC at lunchtime – but looking at the FCO website its really only the Syrian

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Off on Sabbatical

On Sabbatical at the Wailing Wall with Basil

Well I start my sabbatical on Sunday afternoon. I must say that I am very much looking forward to it.