Reflection – 15 November 2020

Here’s Martin Frost’s reflection for Sunday 15 November. The online worship session will start at 11.00. Martin will be leading worship this week . If you want to join via Zoom in just email me – – for log in details. We’d love to see you. Mark Taylor London Road Congregational Church Reflection 15/11 – Where’s your treasure? Call to Worship: O Lord, our … Continue reading Reflection – 15 November 2020

Our Church Manifesto

We are delighted to announce that last night our Church Meeting approved the adoption of a ‘Manifesto’ of principles for our church. Heavily based on Dave Tomlinson’s book ‘The bad Christian’s manifesto’, it is a list of 9 guiding principles for a forward-looking church. The principles spell out what sort of church we are, and, importantly, will act as a guideline for future actions and … Continue reading Our Church Manifesto

Reflection – 30 August 2020

Here’s Thomas Dodds’ reflection for Sunday 30 August The online worship session will start at 11.00. Thomas will be leading worship this week . If you want to join in just email me – – for details. We’d love to see you. Mark Taylor Sunday 30 August 2020 – A Reflection It is my privilege once again to lead these reflections for Sunday Worship … Continue reading Reflection – 30 August 2020

Reflection – Easter Sunday

Here is our weekly reflection for Easter Sunday. This morning we remember that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ went to the cross on Good Friday and was murdered. He suffered and died so that all of us would be reunited with our heavenly Father. He bought our forgiveness with his own blood and suffering. It was a horrific, painful, awful day when man murdered … Continue reading Reflection – Easter Sunday

Reflection for 22 March 2020

Whilst the church is closed for worship we will be providing a weekly reflection with bible readings and prayers for our members. I thought I might as well share it here too. Comments welcome Mark Sunday 22 March 2020 A Reflection As we are no longer able to meet for worship due to the virus situation we will offer a weekly reflection by email or … Continue reading Reflection for 22 March 2020

Credo – March 2020

Here is the text of my latest Credo article – just published in this week’s Newark Advertiser. Let me know what you think Mark The Bible is a very important book for Christians and how we understand its role and significance is fundamental to understanding our faith. Different Christians have differing views about this. There are some Christians who take the view that everything in … Continue reading Credo – March 2020

Is Jesus at the centre?

Here’s an article I have recently had published in ‘The Congregationalist’ magazine. Is Church too ‘Sunday-centric’? Newark Congregational Church held a church visioning day in September to help us look at ways the church could develop its work within the local community. A number of strands have been identified to look at in more detail, including worship, communications, the church’s ‘welcome’ and the role of … Continue reading Is Jesus at the centre?

Christmas Credo

Here’s my latest Credo article – due to appear in the Newark Advertiser this week. Merry Christmas to all my followers. Mark I’m sure many of you will have seen the classic Christmas film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ (If you haven’t you should; it’s bound to be on some channel or other this year.) The film tells the story of a selfless man, George Bailey, … Continue reading Christmas Credo