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Slough Foodbank

This morning I spent a couple of hours helping my local foodbank in Slough. Slough Foodbank has been operating for the last couple of years and was set up as a partnership between some of the local churches and a Christian charity, The Trussell Trust. (The Trussell Trust run the only national network of foodbanks … Continue reading

Praying on Ice

One of the great things about living in Slough is that there is so much for families to do right on your doorstep. This morning we went to the ice rink … a five minute drive from our house. Lois loved it! Ketsia sat it out … ice skating ain’t her thing so she got … 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

Riga Maratons and Church Plant

Last weekend I spent 3 days in Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Believe it or not, Riga is twinned with Slough! While I was there, I took part on Sunday morning in the Rigas Maratons. This event consists of a 5km race, a 10km race, a half marathon and a full marathon. I competed in the 10km … Continue reading

Feeling left out in the cold?

Feeling left out in the cold? Or just wanting to make the most of the Great British summer. Come church planting in Slough! Believe it or not, this part of the Thames Valley is noted as generally having the warmest daytime summer temperatures on average in the British Isles.

Why would you want to go there?

On Sunday I started to work through 1 & 2 Corinthians during the time that I spend each day in God’s Word. Yesterday, while thinking about why Paul wrote these letters, I read the following: There was a reason why Paul arrived at the city [i.e. Corinth] in late 50 AD on his second missionary journey … Continue reading

Ten Things about Slough

The comedian Jimmy Carr once said… “I grew up in Slough in the 1970s. If you want to know what Slough was like in the 1970s, go there now.” Slough, however, is changing. Here are 10 things you may not know about the town… Stelios and easy.com are launching easyGym in the town this month … Continue reading