CHRISTMAS IS A SON AWAY FROM HOME Let us go back to the very beginning of the Christmas story. Not the     manger in the stable in Bethlehem, not with Mary’s long journey on a donkey, not even with the annunciation as the angel  Gabriel visited…

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has been brought to stage and screen many times. My favourite version saw Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge with Bob Cratchett portrayed by Kermit the Frog. The famous tale has special    memories for me. In my primary school play…

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE? Many people spend a lot of time thinking about this important question and many other people try hard to avoid thinking about it. Three score years, and then – what? The only way we can really know the answer to…

From HAVEN NEWS Summer 2018 How can we be sure that everything that the four Gospels tell us about Jesus is actually true?  What the Bible says about itself Luke’s Gospel begins with this introduction. Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the…

From HAVEN NEWS Summer 2018 I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses…

From HAVEN NEWS Easter 2018 England is no longer a Christian country, if ever it was. We now live in a multicultural, multi-faith society where Christianity is only one option amongst many. We live in a consumer culture and in this supermarket of beliefs, people…

From HAVEN NEWS Christmas 2017 Why does the world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ two thousand years after the event? The Bible tells us who Jesus was and all the      wonderful things Jesus did and the difference Jesus can make to each one of…

From HAVEN NEWS Christmas 2017 There weren’t three of them, and they weren’t Kings. They were Magi, Wise Men and we remember them because they travelled that very long and hazardous journey, just to find Jesus. “On coming to the house they saw the child…

From HAVEN NEWS Autumn 2017 The Bible says, “In six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them,” (Exodus 20:11). In our modern scientific world, what does that mean? What do Christians actually believe about how…

From HAVEN NEWS Autumn 2017 Some things in the world just leap out at you. For some people it may be a glorious sunset. For others it can be the beauty of the night sky. The sheer power unleashed in lightning storms and waves crashing…

From HAVEN NEWS Summer 2017 The great thing about taking a holiday is that you have so much more time. Life at home is so frantic. it is lovely to get away just to have time to spare. This summer we are going back to…