July newsletter from Mulanje Mission Hospital

The congregation of the English Reformed Church has a historical attachment to the Mulanje Mission Hospital (MMH), located at the foot of the Mulanje Mountain in southern Malawi. The hospital provides primary health care to 75,000 people in 72 villages. Their July newsletter is available for direct download on their website. We hope you will…

Newsletter from the minister

Dear Friends, Greetings to you once again! The small group that are planning our return to ‘live’ church met last night and we made some important decisions, which are as follows: All being well, we are hoping to return to Sunday morning services in the church on Sunday, September 13th. That is the plan and…

Minister’s weekly newsletter

Dear Friends, Greetings once again! This week in our Bible Study we were looking at the Book of Esther in the Old Testament. The book tells the story of the threatened extinction of the Jewish people in the Persian Empire in the 5th century BC and how they were saved. It’s a great story –…

News update from our minister

Dear Friends, Greetings to you all at the end of another week in the Corona-crisis: another week of online services and a closed church, apart from a few activities. Our small group which is planning our return to ‘live’ worship and which includes some elders and others met this week to discuss our next moves….

Our minister’s weekly newsletter

Dear Friends, Two items to draw your attention to this week: firstly, you will doubtless have been following the world-wide protests against racism that have followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. At our Consistory meeting on Monday evening we had a short discussion about how our church might respond: what is our calling…

Minister’s weekly open letter

Dear Friends, I am writing this on a rather dull and rainy afternoon – hoping that the glorious sunshine returns soon and it is a bit more inviting to go out for a walk. This week we begin taking a few tentative steps towards returning to the church for gatherings: there will be a coffee…

Minister’s open letter

Dear Friends, Greetings once again and I hope you have had a good week. This Sunday is Pentecost, when we remember the Holy Spirit coming upon the first disciples in Jerusalem – a day that transformed them and that launched the gospel out into the world. It was through the Holy Spirit that the disciples…

Open letter from our minister

Dear Friends, Greetings to you once more as we continue in lockdown, and as various governments around the world begin to work towards an eventual return, hopefully, to ‘normality’. Last week two groups met to plan the next few months and we decided: We will not attempt to return to holding church services in the…

Minister’s weekly letter

Dear Friends, This Sunday a friend of mine, Doug Gay, is preaching in our service and taking for his sermon a text from Matthew 10 (see below). I have no idea what Doug is going to say and I do not want to pre-empt him, but I notice that it’s a challenging passage, all about…

The minister’s open letter

Dear Friends, Greetings to you at the end of another week and I do hope that this finds you well. To keep everyone up to date – at our Consistory meeting last Monday evening we discussed some of the issues around returning to church, given the forthcoming easing of restrictions. We have two small groups…