New Horizons

Our time with Bearwood Chapel is coming to an end and I will complete my time with the church on the 31st December 2020.  You may be aware that due to severe financial constraints, the Chapel has had to make its staff team redundant. There is a reminder there of the constant challenges that evenContinue reading “New Horizons”

Harvest Festival

It’s our annual Harvest Festival this weekend. Normally, we would be welcoming everyone to a packed Chapel building for a big service together and we would gather in collections of food. However, we are not in normal times. However, we still want to celebrate God’s goodness to us, have a sense of the whole churchContinue reading “Harvest Festival”

Moving out of lockdown – update

Over the summer we have been opening up the Chapel building every Sunday morning for a few people to come along and watch the service together. We have continued to provide a live stream service from different homes over that time. Today, we had our first go at running a live service from the buildingContinue reading “Moving out of lockdown – update”

Light and Beginnings – Matthew 4:1-17

Last year, the lady who lived next door but one to us died and her daughters sold the house to another family. They haven’t moved in yet. The house was quite dated in many ways and too small for them. They have ripped it apart, tearing out fixtures and fittings, replacing windows, knocking down anContinue reading “Light and Beginnings – Matthew 4:1-17”

Ten years at Bearwood

We’re hitting the ten year mark. Sarah and I moved to Smethwick in the summer of 2010 and I officially started work in September that year.  However, we had been visiting from the previous Autumn and after the church voted to appoint me we spent quite a bit of time up here, getting to knowContinue reading “Ten years at Bearwood”