A Message from the Wardens – 21st May 2020

Dear Friends We trust that this finds you all well. As we move into our 9th week of lockdown, there are the first tentative steps to ease the restrictions we have all been subject to. Understandably this an anxious time as we wonder what the impact of this might mean both for ourselves, our families […]

A Message from the Wardens – 14th May 2020

Dear Friends. I was going to write about something completely different this week until I read my UCB notes for today (Wednesday). It seemed so appropriate that I’m copying it out in full, with apologies to regular UCB readers who will have seen it already. ‘He changes times and seasons …He gives wisdom’ Daniel 2:21 […]

A Message from the Wardens – 8th May 2020

Dear Friends This weekend marks the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe. Plans for a big community, national and international commemorations have had to be abandoned but we are still encouraged to decorate our homes and join in virtually if we are able to. There are also a number of socially distanced street parties being […]

A Message from the Wardens – 30th April 2020

Dear Friends Goodness! Isn’t praying difficult in these strange times? Or is it just me? (Angela). Some of us have all the time in the world to pray, others who are home working, home schooling, home shopping haven’t got a minute. And then, when you do pray the list seems endless – the NHS and […]

A Message from the Wardens – 23rd April 2020

Dear Friends, As we write to you today the sun is shining, the birds are singing and it is hard to imagine that we are under threat from something we cannot even see. Many people have remarked that they are glad we are not having to go through this period of enforced isolation in the […]

A Message from the Wardens – 16th April 2020

Dear Friends, As we enter another week of lockdown, we hope that this finds you all safe and well. Life has changed for all of us, in ways we could never have imagined but it looks as though this may become our “normal” for a few weeks still to come. Thank you to everyone for […]

A Message from the Wardens – 10th April 2020

Dear Friends, In his letter this week the Bishop included a link to the Mind and Soul Foundation website, which seems to capture the mood of many of us at the moment: Eric Liddell wrote “Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God’s plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins. He comes […]

A Message from the Wardens – 3rd April 2020

Dear Friends, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 These words have begun to take on such significance as our daily lives have changed beyond all recognition. On Sunday Neil spoke to us about the need […]

A Message from the Wardens – 27th March 2020

Dear Friends, It is very hard not to become overwhelmed by the news. Be under no illusions, we are in the midst of the most alarming global pandemic. Churches will not be open this Easter, or for the foreseeable future. The doors must remain firmly closed until such time as we can safely reopen .Our […]

A Message from the Wardens – 23rd March 2020

Dear Friends The news announced by the prime minister this evening outlining further restrictions on our daily life demonstrates that this current COVID -19 outbreak is really very serious, hence the very drastic action taken by the government .  Clearly this will have a huge impact on the lives of all of us but for […]