Christmas Services

Due to the Covid situation we have decided that our Christmas Services will be held online only. Sunday 19 December 2 p.m. – Service of Lessons and Carols. Zoom link below: Saturday 25 December 10 a.m. – Christmas Day service. Zoom link below: We would love to see you. Continue reading Christmas Services

Reflection – 12 December 2021

Call to worship All creation holds its breath.The time is almost here.The heavenly choir of angels waits for its cue to sing.Excitement is all around us.Prepare your hearts–The grace of God takes on human form.Good news! Emmanuel, God-with-Us, comes to us.We gather to make ready our hearts for the coming of Christ, our hope. Let us pray In this Advent season we await the coming … Continue reading Reflection – 12 December 2021

Christmas Greetings

I would like to wish all the followers of my Blog, wherever you are in the world, a very Happy Christmas. It’s a privilege to be able to share our thoughts with nearly 100 followers. I’d also like to share this blessing from the Mid-Faith Crisis website/podcast, featuring Nick Page and Joe Davis, which I would strongly recommend. May you know light in your … Continue reading Christmas Greetings

Service of Lessons and Carols – 20 December 2020

Here is our service of lessons and carols for tomorrow, including a short reflection by Martin The online worship session will start at 11.00. Some of us will be in the church for the first time since March. 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 … Continue reading Service of Lessons and Carols – 20 December 2020

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

Credo – December 2017

Here’s the text of my latest article – from this week’s Newark Advertiser. Mark I’ve been reading a book. It’s called ‘The Great Spiritual Migration’ by Brian D. McLaren and it’s about ‘seeking a better way to be a Christian’. If you’re prepared to be a little bit open-minded about your faith, or if you’re exploring faith and looking for a fresh view on what … Continue reading Credo – December 2017


This is the text of my latest Credo column for the Newark Advertiser which appeared in this week’s edition Mark Advent is at hand, which means Christmas can’t be far away. It’s easy to miss out the Advent season in the headlong rush towards the 25th of December.  I guess most people think of Advent only as the time when you open the doors of … Continue reading Credo