Gravel Road 

Bromley 

Kent 

BR2 8PE 

Pause and Reflect in a time of anxiety 

(thoughts and prayers)


Easter Sunday greetings from some members.





Cross designed By Sandra

Cross by Sandra

Cross designed by Lyn Wood

Cross - Mike and Lynn


An Easter Poem from Sandra Boreham

Easter - Luke 24

 

Some dark sad days have come and gone

days when I didn’t think I could carry on.

He died you see on a wooden tree

I didn’t think that was how it was going to be.

 

On Sunday I had a task to do

and taking spices we set off us two

to see that the body was treated just right

but on reaching the tomb we got such a fright!

 

The stone that was large had been rolled away

and men in clothing that gleamed spoke, and did say:

“Why do you look for the living among the dead?”

For a moment I thought I’d gone daft in the head.

 

“He is not here He has risen just as He said He would do

don’t you recall him saying all this to you?”

My memory became clear, he did say he would

and I turned and I ran as fast as I could.

 

Reaching the house we told the disciples gathered there,

it’s nonsense said some but Peter ran off like a hare

and checked in the tomb and saw Jesus body was gone

and thought to himself what on earth has gone on?

 

Do you believe what I’m saying there is still more

In the hours that followed Jesus all of us saw

he gave us a mission to tell others His news

and I’m hoping to follow Him is what you will choose.


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I found the following verse of a hymn which I thought was very apt for this most unusual Easter time.

 

               Jesus lives! Our hearts know well,

               Nought from us His love shall sever,

               Life, nor death, nor powers of hell,

               Tear us from His keeping ever.

 

 

How great to know that though we may be physically separated from our church family for now , even the corona virus can’t separate us from our Saviour’s love!

Isaiah 26;3-4 are comforting verses too I find.

                                     

                       

                                              God bless,

                                                             Lynne.

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10th April 2020

Good Friday






9 April 2020 

Maundy Thursday



Content taken from 

https://urbanfaith.com/2014/04/give-me-your-feet-a-maundy-thursday-reflection.html/


1 April 2020




30th March 2020

Yesterday I had a bit of a 'meltdown' and a very frustrating day. Despite my best efforts having prepared an online message I couldn't post it for all sorts of frustrating technical reasons. Then I fell into the trap of comparing myself to other pastors, other leaders, other churches; 'look what they have done! That's very clever, witty, incisive, powerful, professional; look how much they are posting'. Then the guilt and shame; 'I have let people down, i'm useless, i'm not doing enough!' A downward spiral.
Why would a Christian (let alone a pastor) feel like like this. Well we are much like anyone one else when it comes down to it; vulnerable, fragile and sometimes struggling to work out what it means to be a pastor in these anxious times. But then I was reminded:
.. God loves you. If you’ve not created beautiful art, not crafted the perfect online liturgy for your church community, not eloquently expressed an online reassuring theology for our present experience or managed much more than waking up each day... God loves you.
He loves you, he loves you, he loves you! He is pleased with your faltering baby steps as you adjust to the new normal and find your footing.
We have been talking a lot about being kind to others but remember to be kind to yourself in these difficult times. Do your best you don't know what a difference your words or actions make to a person, or in a particular situation.
Will have another go at posting my message from yesterday later.....
Be blessed and know God's perfect peace in these interesting time.
Richard


28th March 2020



Thank you to Jon Pocock from the Lee Abbey Christian Community in Devon for this lovely new song offering comfort and strength in difficult times

(with permission)


27th March 2020




23rd March 2020

In the midst of these times of confusion and anxiety we have been sitting in the garden reading and reflecting. Enjoying the sunshine, watching the robin on the feeder less than two feet away. The cherry tree is starting to bloom. Noticing other signs of new life and breathing in peace; the peace of God. Resting in his presence and becoming more human. We are called to be human beings and not human doings. We are not judged on our productive abilities to make or do and to be better than someone else. We are called to remember that he says' "be still and know that I am God". In these anxious times take time to be still seeking nothing but the face of God. Be blessed and be safe. Richard and Fran. ❤️��


21st March 2020