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Mini-Olympics and Picnic – Sunday 5th August

The next time we are getting together as a small community here in Slough is from 4:30pm on Sunday 5th August. As this will be during the weekend in the middle of the Olympics we have decided to have our very own mini-Olympics followed by a picnic in Burnham Park, Burnham, Slough, SL1 7HR. The … Continue reading

Slough and the Census 2011

I have found it fascinating over the course of the last week reading and thinking about the initial release from last year’s census. Here are the key facts for Slough that have been released so far: Slough has the 2nd highest population increase in the South East and the 11th highest population increase nationally. The … Continue reading

Are you a Bezalel?

Recently, I was reading through the book of Exodus and came to the account of Bezalel. (See Exodus 31:1-5 and Exodus 35:30 to 36:2.) The Bible tells us a number of things about Bezalel. Here’s four: He was filled with the Spirit of God. In fact, he is the first person in the Bible that … Continue reading

God is the Church Planter!

The other day I read the following article on church planting. In many ways it captures something of what I have either been discovering, learning or thinking about over the course of the last 9 months since we moved to Slough. The stand-out sentence, though, for me comes towards the end when the author writes, … Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes and Church Planting

Just over 5 years ago I told the following story during a sermon I preached… Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson went on a camping trip. In the middle of the night, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” Watson replied: “I see millions and … Continue reading