17th July 2022

Welcome to St Jude’s, it’s wonderful that you are here. After a quieter couple of weeks over the school holidays, many of our ministries and Bible study groups that have taken a break will begin again this week. Kids Club, Playgroup and Youth Group start in the coming days, with ESL the following Monday. Sunday […]

10th July 2022

We live in a world that is full of unrest and strife and unfortunately our frenetic news cycle means that these events are often reported on for only a few days or weeks at most. The truth is that these events continue to affect the people involved for months or even years after the news […]

3rd July 2022

Welcome to St Jude’s.  We gather to “sing the honour of God’s name” (as today’s psalm reminds us) and to pray (as the collect says) for God’s grace that we might follow Jesus with undivided devotion. I hope that today you will find the service uplifting, and the congregation friendly and welcoming. It was great […]

8th May 2022 – Mother’s day

This Sunday is Mothers’ Day. It is good for us to give thanks to God for the mother he gave each of us, and to pray for and encourage our mums as they seek to help us grow in Christ. We’ll be praying for all mothers and mother figures, in all services this Sunday. I […]

1st May 2022

We gather to glorify God, to pray, to hear and learn from God’s word, to encourage each other, and to show the world that our Creator is valuable enough for us to spend time “about his business” (Luke 2:49 KJV). This week we are returning to our sermon series in 1 Corinthians. Some sad news […]

24th April 2022

The Sunday after Easter is sometimes called Low Sunday (suggesting that we all might be exhausted from Easter celebrations), but we have an excellent Sunday planned.  At 9.30 am and 4.00 pm, in view of Anzac Day, I am preaching on the fight for Christian freedom. We held six services over the Easter weekend – […]

17th April – Easter Sunday

Our Easter theme this year is the invitation to “Find New Life” through the Lord Jesus. He conquered death on the first Easter morning, rising from the grave, never to die again. Now everyone who bows the knee to him as the rightful king of the universe receives the new life that only he can […]

10th April – Palm Sunday

Here is a photo of the gospel message which someone wrote in the sky earlier this week (when it was sunny!). We have the church decked out with palms this Sunday for the celebration of the day when Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  The fact that Jesus was crucified only a week later […]

3rd April 2022

I have been conscious this week that more than the usual number of our congregation are either in hospital, or unable to leave home, suffering with various illnesses.  While in many cases, we can be hugely grateful for the skilled medical care we receive, it is reminder of our frailty.  Every one of us, whether […]

27th March 2022

Thanks to everyone who attended last week’s Annual Vestry Meeting. If you missed it, you can find reports here. The people elected were: Wardens: Alan Clark, Diane Hill, Philippa Skuja. Parish Councillors: Crispin Arnall, John Bennett, Karen Calayag, Jacqui Guy, Tracey Bates. Parish Nominators: Christine Alexander, Alan Clark, Diane Hill, Karyn Lai, Justin Playfair. Synod […]