Advent Week 1: Hope

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Matthew 1:17-24 This week, we begin the season of Advent – the period of time when we begin to look forward to the coming of the Messiah. Advent is a time of waiting, of preparation; of looking forward with anticipation to something that is yet to come.

The Reign of Christ Sunday

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Colossians 1:13-20 Today is the last Sunday in what is called ‘ordinary time’ in the liturgical churches. It is ‘the Reign of Christ’ Sunday, an opportunity to remember that our identity and being is in the person of Christ, the Messiah. We’ll be drawing on some of the readings from the lectionary for this Sunday, […]

The Good, the Bad and the Redeemed of Work

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This morning, we welcome Kara Martin to Central. Kara is the author of Workship: How to Use our Work to Worship God and Workship 2: How to Flourish at Work. Kara will be sharing a message on ‘The good, the bad and redeemed of work’. Genesis 1, 3 and  1

Emotion and Spirituality: Jonah 4

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This morning, we will be exploring the role of emotions in our relationship with God with Alice Wood. We will be looking at the story of Jonah and Jesus’s emotions and how that informs our spirituality. There will be some different sort of music in the service to help us experience different feelings.

Christ as Son and Servant

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Today, we conclude our series on the Gospel of Mark which identifies Jesus as both the Son of God and the Servant of all – a son with the authority of God and yet a son who chooses to act as servant to those he came to show God’s love. A son who ultimately will […]