Rector’s Letter October 2022

Dear Friends, A Landscape of Life Jesus said, ‘Truly I say to you that the one who hears my word and who believes the one who sent me has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.’  John 5.24 In the last edition of the Breda Messenger IContinue reading “Rector’s Letter October 2022”

Harvest Thanksgiving Services

Join us for our Harvest Thanksgiving service at 10.30am where our preacher will be Rev Bryan Martin (St Anne’s, Dungannon). Come along at 6.30pm where our preacher will be Stuart Balmer (Knockbreda Parish). Everyone is very welcome.

Summer Church Services

Church Services continue during July and August as usual.  Tea and coffee after the 10.30am service.  There will be a service of the Lord’s Supper (traditional BCP) each Sunday in July and August at 9am.  Evening services continue at 6.30pm each week in the hall throughout July.  We will have some guest preachers in July.Continue reading “Summer Church Services”

Rector’s Letter Summer 2022

Dear Friends, Sun worshippers ‘For you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings.  You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.’ Malachi 4.2 Why did the ancient pagans worship the sun?  Was it because it was by far the largest thing in the sky?  Or,Continue reading “Rector’s Letter Summer 2022”

Rector’s Letter June 2022

Dear friends The Stability of God’s Word ‘All Scripture is breathed out by God.’ 2 Timothy 3.16 A landmark event like the Queen’s platinum jubilee makes us reflect on how things have changed over the decades in so many ways.  Some change has been relatively gradual.  Technology has improved over the decades so that weContinue reading “Rector’s Letter June 2022”

Rector’s Letter April 2022

Dear friends, Does Russia need a Bonhoeffer?  Take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.  Ephesians 6.13 Dietrich Bonhoeffer was the German Lutheran pastor and founding member of the Confessing Church who famously objected to Hitler and NazismContinue reading “Rector’s Letter April 2022”

Rector’s Letter March 2022

Dear friends, David, Patron Saint of Wales ‘I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing to your name.’  Psalm 18.49 In the March edition of the Breda Messenger I often centre my thoughts on the person of St. Patrick since his Day is the 17th March.  But what about the other saintContinue reading “Rector’s Letter March 2022”

Rector’s Letter November

Dear Friends, Saint Andrew’s Day Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said [“Behold the Lamb of God”] and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (that is, the Christ).  And heContinue reading “Rector’s Letter November”

Rector’s Letter October 2021

Dear Friends, Harvest Joy “He (God) has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” Acts 17.17 That is what we need more of during this pandemic, isn’t it? Our hearts to be filled with joy. There’sContinue reading “Rector’s Letter October 2021”

Rector’s Letter September 2021

Dear friends, Run for the Prize ‘Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.’ (1 Corinthians 9.24) The Tokyo Olympic games really caught the imagination in our house.  Perhaps you were glued to the TVContinue reading “Rector’s Letter September 2021”