On Sunday 6th December, our Minister conducted her first baptism during our first All Age Worship service in the church since February! I have to say it was a bit strange, not being able to hold baby Ivy, and having to pour water over her head at arm’s length! Ivy (and her parents Charlotte and […]
My novel If It Falls has been re-leased in a brand-new edition in time for Christmas (it was first published in 2008). If you would like a copy, please go to TSL books. Happy to sign them once we can get within 2m of each other again!
Wow, I can’t believe it has been a year since I was Ordained and Inducted as your Minister! And what a year it has been – most of it in ‘lockdown’ or some sort of restrictions preventing normal worship and activities, and now we are on the cusp of another month-long (at least) lockdown. Sadly, […]
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a […]
On Saturday 3 October, our minister, Naomi Young-Rodas, conducted her first wedding (she was only ordained in November 2019). We are very happy to say that it was a same-sex marriage. We are the only church in Rayleigh that can conduct same-sex marriages. The Rayleigh couple, Pam and Dianne, have been together 23 years and […]
The statement made by our minister, Rev Naomi Young-Rodas, at her Ordination and Induction service on Saturday 2nd November 2019 is available here. It gives some background to Naomi’s life in the church. There is also a video of the Ordination and Induction service which is available on YouTube. You can view this video by clicking here. Additionally, […]