Chichester pilgrimage

Derek writes: Last Saturday The Shurvell family made a Pilgrimage to Chichester Cathedral. A 90 minute journey through rain, puddles and poor visibility. It felt like like quite a trek, fortunately the return home was easier.The reason for this trip was for me to be commissioned as an Authorised Lay Minister with ‘Children, Youth & Families’ … [Read more…]


Derek writes:   We said goodbye today to our 16 year old Jack Russell Terrier, Rosie. What a joy she has been over the past years getting us out walking the neighbourhood, Ashdown Forest and beyond, catching rats, chasing cats and being part of the ebb & flow of family life. We will miss you … [Read more…]


Derek writes: As we come to the end of another Year it’s always worth reflecting on the past 12 months: the ups and downs, successes and perhaps regrets. Then it is time to look forward, make plans and as the Gospel song says live life “ One day at a time Sweet Jesus” by Lyndale … [Read more…]


Derek writes: Today we prepared Christingles for our Service tomorrow ( Christmas Eve @ 3.0 p.m. ). Thank you to those who turned up to help.Christingle celebrations have been taking place for over 50 years in the Uk but the original idea originated in 1747 at a  Moravian church in Germany. The minister came up … [Read more…]

A glass half full

Derek writes: Whilst gardening for folk I have plenty of time to think & reflect on things. On one hand the news this week is rather disappointing and causing us all to feel a bit flat. Let us stand up tall, put our shoulders back, take a deep breath and be thankful that our cup … [Read more…]