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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

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Interview on Local Radio regarding Syria

I was interviewed on Local Radio yesterday regarding my open letter to my my local MP, Tom Brake. Obviously, the situation has somewhat changed since yesterday given Parliaments vote to essentially do nothing.  Read More

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Church Website updated

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Just a short post to say that we have just updated the church website.  Read More

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Overlapping Ministries

I have just started blogging occasional articles for the Church Growth Research and Development website.

My first article on the way that overlapping ministries can help churches to grow has just been published: http://www.churchgrowthrd.org.uk/blog/churchgrowth/overlapping_ministries

The Church Growth R&D is a relatively new initiative to look at how the church of England can foster growth. As they say on their website

The Church Growth Research Programme is an 18 month research project exploring some of the factors that might explain church growth in the Church of England. The site includes examples of growing churches, existing literature on church growth and a discussion forum for users to share their experiences and opinions on church growth.

Well worth a general look at for ideas

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Great article on women’s bishops

I’m off to hear Rowan Williams at the Fresh Expressions conference. I do hope to write more about the women bishops and the theology of it.

In the meantime Ian Paul has written an excellent article:

What does the decision on women bishops mean

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Springfield Church on the Fresh Expressions Website….

Rowan Williams talking to the youth

Fresh Expressions have just published an article I wrote (last night!) for them about the visit of ++Rowan to Springfield and the difference I believe that has made for us as a church. I’m in the process of writing a longer article about his visit to go up in the next day or two reflecting on his visit (in between everything else!).

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New story about Rowan’s Visit on Sutton Guardian

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There is an article in the Sutton Guardian about the visit of Rowan last Sunday to Springfield. I have also been sent a few wonderful photos from some of the photo agencies and will try and get them up later today.

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Article on Archbishop of Canterbury’s website

Article on Archbishop of Canterbury’s website

Article now up talking about Springfield on the Archbishop’s website with a transcript and link to the video.

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++Rowan’s interview with Isabella

You might be interested in what ++Rowan said about his move to Cambridge. Isabella had a very brief interview with him just before yesterday’s service: http://bit.ly/FPAci0

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Bishop of Southwark competition!

Bishop Christopher at Springfield

It was great to have Bishop Christopher, the Bishop of Southwark visit Springfield last Sunday. Read More