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Sowing Seed

What a wonderful privilege it was for me recently to spend time with my niece. She was visiting Canada from Cambridge, where she is working on a doctoral degree in public health. Not long ago, she made a commitment to follow Jesus. I listened to... (more)

God’s Giftings For Us

If I was to be asked what’s my weakest strength I’d answer writing and reading, but yet here I am a dyslexic writing a blog to go on the world wide web. Life can be daunting sometimes. I know through school I struggled a lot with... (more)

Walking Into The Vision

Thirty years ago Heather and I moved to Byker. I was part-time pastor for the small Presbyterian Church in the heart of Byker. We had been Christians for five years. As a keen couple in our twenties we knew God had called us to the North East... (more)

Dave Devenish Visit

We’re just 3 weeks away from the visit of Dave Devenish! Dave has been a friend to our church since its earliest days. Dave heads up the Catalyst team (the sphere of churches we belong to) and helps plant church plants around the UK and... (more)

Ebola Appeal

Dear City Church, We all know how much pressure many of the African nations are under as they deal with Ebola. In many of these nations their economies are beginning to shut down. As a result families are starting to starve. Our sister churches... (more)

Reason, The Heart and Your Art

I’m a frustrated creative. Frustrated because I don’t have many creative skills. I can’t play a musical instrument, I can’t draw, paint, sculpt or write poetry. I can cook – but only when I do it by numbers and follow the recipe meticulously... (more)

Christmas Devotional – Light in the Darkness

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it John 1 v 3-5 As the nativity... (more)

Christmas Devotional – Herod’s Choice

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When... (more)

Christmas Devotional – A Gift and a Journey

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When... (more)

Christmas Devotional – Unlikely Guests: The Shepherds

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not... (more)

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