David signing off.

In the October 2005 edition of Praxis there was a page headed ‘Introducing the Salsbury’s’. Then we were about to move from Swansea to Dyserth and James, Thomas and Adam were aged 6, 5 and 2! A lot has happened since then, and now, 13 years later, it is time for me to sign off […]

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‘Stepwise’ is Calling

It goes without saying how touched I have been over the past couple of months by the congratulations and good wishes that I’ve received as I prepare to take up the post of Stepwise Programme Manager for the United Reformed Church. To give you a better idea about what it is I am moving on […]

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Time to move on…

By now I hope you will all have caught up with the news that I shared with the congregation on 1st July, that, after 13 years as your minister, I shall be moving to a new post at the beginning of October. I will be taking on the responsibility for managing Stepwise, the URC’s new […]

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Ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things.

I normally use my page in the July issue of Praxis to tell you what happened at our June Synod Ministers’ Summer School – but this year something different has happened. Instead of each Synod arranging its own spring or summer school for its own ministers, we pooled resources and held a gathering at the […]

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URC Ministry in North Wales

On a sunny Saturday in April three of Horeb’s Elders plus myself attended a day for the URC in North Wales looking at future ministry and leadership across the region. At present the 14 URCs that make up the North Wales region are well served by ordained ministry in various guises. However, as the number […]

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Let us be Fools for Christ

It will not have escaped your notice that Easter Day falls on 1st April this year – April Fools Day.  One media outlet is reporting that, because of the clash of dates, the Pope has decreed April Fools Day to be cancelled for 2018.  Instead there will be two April Fools Days in 2019 – […]

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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

On Ash Wednesday this year I went to a service in Holywell which included the ‘imposition of ashes’. This is where the priest or minister makes the sign of the cross on ones forehead with the words ‘Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return’. It is a stark reminder of our […]

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Getting into the Holy Habit

We have spoken a few times recently about the URC’s focus on discipleship called Walking the Way: Living the life of Jesus today. In introducing this we have watched a couple of the films and given out the publicity leaflet which explains what Walking the Way is trying to encourage. In a nutshell this might […]

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Happy New Year!

As we stand on the threshold of another New Year our minds naturally turn to what the future might hold. There is something about the beginning of January that leads to an almost romanticised vision of the year ahead. It’s a chance, for some, to wipe the slate clean and start again, letting bygones be […]

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Christmas Approaches

Christmas approaches, of that there is no doubt. As we near the end of November the signs are unmissable – shops piled high with festive goods, Christmas adverts on the telly, trees and decorations appearing in house windows and before very long, the old favourites playing on the radio. Love it or hate it, there […]

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