Monthly Archives: October 2011

BabyZone at the Fireworks

Because of our vision to serve those in the community who have babies and young children, at the recent St. Crispin’s Day Fireworks, we decided to offer a place for mums to come and change or feed their babies. It … Continue reading

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Being on the Road

I recommend walking. If you can, wherever you live or work, start to walk. And be open to the possibility of encounter… on the road we meet whatever and whomever comes our way. Ian Adams writing on a contemporary practice … Continue reading

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Learning from The Beacon

I’ve just re-watched the feature on The Beacon, a new-build community in Dartford on the Fresh Expressions third DVD. When I first watched it a year or so ago I was struck by how he started – hanging around getting … Continue reading

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Fresh Expressions over the long term

This is a review of the 50th edition of Encounters on the Edge booklets written for the Diocesan News, which gives an overview of the Fresh Expressions that have been featured, how they have gone, and what can be learned … Continue reading

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The church needs to have babies

A quote from George Lings, in the 50th edition of Encounters on the Edge, the booklet series looking at fresh expressions. Fresh expressions of Church are to be seen as babies, unlike traditional churches which have decades or centuries of … Continue reading

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Meeting new mums tomorrow

We have another baby signing group starting tomorrow. In May, we ran our first course, led by a local signing teacher, with four babies. That group fizzled out a little towards the end because of a few factors – we’d … Continue reading

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Another important announcement – our new church name

A while ago I wrote about the factors we wanted to consider in picking the name of our church. We felt it was important that whatever we called ourselves had the word ‘church’ in it, so as not to be … Continue reading

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An important announcement!

Another baby on the way – this time it’s ours, due in mid-April. Looks like our church is growing!

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Our new mums group ready to go…

In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be starting our newest group – Little Bundles – which will hopefully serve the residents here and help to build relationships. It is designed for new mums and babies to offer a space … Continue reading

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Update on the community centre

As you may have guessed, having a usable community space is integral to the sort of work we can do in St Crispin’s. At the moment, many of the groups were are running are meeting in our front room, which … Continue reading

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