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A number of biblical scholars have referred to the 'scandal' of the cross. We began the deeply profound Christian season of Lent and this year we explore the theme, ‘The Scandal of the Cross’. For those of us who have been on the Christian journey for some time, we can become lulled into a familiarity that forgets the scandal of Jesus – the Son of God dying on a Roman instrument of torture. This Lent we’re going to be reminding ourselves what the scandal of the Cross is, and consider the different perspectives, contained within Scripture, of what took place when Jesus died on the Cross. All of us are aware, that on the Cross, human history changed forever. In this series we’ll look at the different ‘pictures’ of the Cross and what implications each one has for the way in which we live out daily lives, as we seek to follow Jesus.

Date:18 February: The Scandal of the Cross - Gareth Walters

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Date:14 February: Ash Wednesday - Stan Thorburn

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Date:11 February: Vision Sunday - Josh Jones

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Date:04 February: Feed the hungry - Dee Jones

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Date:28 January: Pictures of rest - Josh Jones

Date:21 January: Pictures of rest - Colin Ruge

Date:14 January: Pictures of rest - Kate Berkley

Date:07 January: Pictures of rest - Gareth Walters

Date:31 December: Pictures of rest - Stan Thorburn

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We begin a sermon series called ‘Set the Captives Free’.

These are the electrifying words that Jesus Christ read out in his home town synagogue at the very beginning of his ministry. Quoting words from the prophet Isaiah, Jesus announced his statement of intent. He’d come to free people from all that holds us captive - physically, emotionally and spiritually.

We will continue to run this series through to Christmas incorporating the season of Advent in which we celebrate the incarnation of Christ. Theologically, the incarnation is about God coming among us in Christ to free us from the stranglehold of all that separates us from the way of God, so we felt that this was a theme to be explored in depth right through to Christmas Day.

A thread running through this series, will be the idea that respected and renowned Bible scholar and theologian Walter Brueggeman calls the 1st and 2nd scripts of life. The first script is the dominant script of culture which involves the false Gods of power, possessions and prestige. The second script, of course, is the one given and lived out by Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, the narrative of the kingdom of God.

All of us are in some way or another bound up and captive to aspects of the first and dominant script. We will explore how Jesus intended to set us free from all that holds us captive.

Date:24 December: Set the Captives Free - Josh Jones

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Date:17 December: Set the Captives Free - Johannes Balzer

Date:10 December: Set the Captives Free - Josh Jones

Date:03 December: Set the Captives Free - Chris Farrelly

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Date:26 November: Set the Captives Free - Chris Clarke

Date:19 November: Set the Captives Free - Josh Jones

Date:12 November: Set the Captives Free - Gareth Walters

Date:05 November: Set the Captives Free - Chelsea Kirby

Date:29 October: Set the Captives Free - Josh Jones

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We begin a 5-week sermon series drawing from Old Testament characters entitled “Finding God in the Tough Places”.The motivation for this series, is to explore the very real trials and challenges we all face as Christians in the testing circumstances that life will inevitably bring us. Situations that can stretch our faith and at times threaten to overwhelm us. It’s clear that our faith does not make us immune to these challenges and even Jesus found himself so anguished and tormented that his sweat fell like drops of blood to the ground. The Old Testament is rich in characters that endured these times of trial and we want to explore how their faith was tested, changed and deepened in the raw humanity of life.

Date:22 October: Finding God in Tough Places - Karen Spoelstra

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Date:15 October: In a tough place: Deep calls to Deep - Stan Thorburn

Date:08 October: Finding God when you are so angry - Judy Carey

Date:01 October: Into your hands I commit my spirit - Josh Jones

Date:24 September: Forgotten - Gareth Walters

We begin an important, 8-week series, exploring four of our core vision values.

  • Daring greatly - Taking Risks by following the Spirit's leading
  • To be a place of grace – recognising that we are all here by the gift of God’s grace
  • Diversity as a gift not a threat - Life affirming, life enhancing community
  • Creativity and Justice - Our creative prophetic endeavours proclaiming the gospel

At the heart of who we are as God’s church, is the call to reach and connect with those (who for many reasons) no longer reach out and connect with the church. Not just the unchurched but also those who have been part of church and faith all their lives but are sadly drifting away. This is the defining challenge for the Church today! Any church that isn’t recognising and trying to meet this challenge is failing in its mission and ministry and our core vision and values speak into our desire to meet this challenge. The aim of this series is to start conversations among each other as a community around these values as we aspire to deepen our faith in a way that’s fully integrated into all parts of our lives.

Date:17 September: Creativity and Justice - Josh Jones

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Date:10 September: Creativity and Justice - Josh Jones

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Date:03 September: Father’s Day - Gareth Walters

Date:27 August: Diversity as a Gift - Chris & Chelsea Kirby

Date:20 August: Diversity as a Gift - Jacynthia Murphy

Date:13 August: A Place of Grace - Gareth Walters

Date:06 August: A Place of Grace - Gareth Walters

Date:30 July: Dare Greatly - Josh Jones

Date: 23 July: Dare Greatly - Josh Jones

Every year on Easter Sunday, we rightly proclaim “Alleluia! Christ is risen! HE is risen indeed!” But each day as we travel to our work and study spaces, as we face the challenges of our family and friend relationships, come to terms with a rapidly changing world and generally grapple with a myriad of life’s experiences. How does the resurrection of Jesus Christ impact and influence who we are and how we live in this ‘real world’? We know that this inaugurated ‘New Creation’ of which Christ was the ‘first fruit’ - dramatically changed the disciples forever but how can we experience and live this kind of transformational hope in the rigours of everyday life? On May 7th we begin a look at the Resurrection stories from the BOOK OF JOHN to explore these questions.

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The word revolution has different connotations for different people. Not all of them are healthy ones. But the word revolution comes from the Latin revolutio, which means ‘a turn around’ - a fundamental change in the structure of societies that takes place in a relatively short period of time.  This, of course, is the story of Christianity after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. To ‘turn around’ carries the same implications as the word repent, which means to change direction—change how you live your life and walk ‘towards’ God and His kingdom ways as revealed in Christ. As St Paul urged, ‘be transformed by the renewing of your heart and mind’. In his new book, Tom Wright describes the Cross as ‘The day the revolution began’: the pivotal turning point in the history of humanity with cosmic repercussions and significance. We explore all this as we travel our journey of Lent over the next 6 weeks.  How do the events of the Cross ‘turn around’ and revolutionise the way we live every aspect our lives? 

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Sabbath is the biblical principle of setting aside a day for rest and worship. In Exodus 20:8 the Sabbath is commanded by God to be kept as a holy day of restoration, as God rested from creation. In our ultra busy, noise saturated world, it’s essential to make space in our lives to take stock and savour life’s rich blessings given by God. To soak in the presence of God that permeates all life. Throughout this series we explore aspects of this principle.

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Josh Jones - sermon_30_October.MP3




Joc_Grantham.MP3 - Wednesday 26 October




Josh Jones -_16_October.MP3! - 16 October



Selwyn_Fraser.MP3 - 25 September 7pm

Karen_Bycroft.MP3 - 25 September, morning services.


11 September 2016


Sermon:  Gareth Walters

4 September 2016


Sermon: Josh Jones

28 August 2016


Sermon: Gareth Walters


 21 August 2016


Sermon: Chris Clarke

14 August 2016 - The_Charismatic_Tradition.MP3

Sermon - Josh Jones



7 August 2016 - The_Holiness_Tradition.MP3

Sermon - Gareth Walters





Sermon:  Josh Jones




Co-workers for God's creation

Sermon - Lou Hawkes/Neil Broom - 10.7.16.MP3

Taking Risks

Sermon - Josh Jones - 3 July 2016.MP3

Formation in Christ

Sermon - Gareth Walters - 26.6.16.MP3

The Great Co-Mission

Sermon - Josh Jones - 19.06.16.MP3

Resurrection Hope

Sermon - 12.6.16 - Danielle Lewthwaite.MP3