Category Archives: Church Teaching

A very lovely Wedding in an amazing location


Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the wedding of Abigail Lappo who we have known since she was born to our friends Peter and Sharon Lappo. Their family originates from Brighton although Abigail has been living in London for … Continue reading

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Stephen Cottrell speaks to the Labour Conference event


A number of years ago when Tony Blair was the Prime Minister and when Labour came to Brighton for their Conference the Sunday Morning Service took place in St Peter’s Church. The person who did the preach at the event … Continue reading

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Some of our Sussex MPs commented in Parliament


Today is very significant for our Nation with the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II which is an event that will be observed by many people on this unplanned bank holiday. Many people would use a bank holiday to go shopping … Continue reading

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A great statement from John Sentamu in House of Lords


Last Saturday in the House of Lords the man who was the Archbishop of York from 2005 to 2020 spoke about the Queen following her death two days earlier. As we prepare to experience her funeral it is lovely to … Continue reading

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How the Church is providing affordable housing


Last week earlier on the day that the Queen died one of the short debates that took place was between Caroline Ansell from Eastbourne who I have met in the past asked a question and Andrew Selous who is the … Continue reading

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A very important day for A Level students in the UK


Today many of our students along with their families and friends are all very strongly focused on the A Level results that will emerge in the next few hours. All of us will be very proud of them and it … Continue reading

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Pray this week for the Government leadership race


So last week the regular email from the Evangelical Alliance included a section from the CEO Gavin Calver who I have met on several occasions. His comment includes a link to Danny Webster who I have also met on many … Continue reading

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The Government will send asylum seekers to Rwanda!


At 1.30am this morning the Home Office responded to a petition that some of us have signed calling for the Government to “Stop the government’s ‘one way ticket’ plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda”. Along with the almost 12,000 … Continue reading

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Big Church Day Out last night with Rend Collective


Yesterday was my first opportunity to visit the Big Church Day Out for many years and it is a much bigger event than took place a decade or so ago. The website for the event is available here. There are … Continue reading

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A fantastic new role for Rev Arun Arora


I am really thrilled that someone who I have known for many years has been appointed as the next Bishop of Kirkstall in the Diocese of Leeds. I knew Arun when he was working at the Church of England and … Continue reading

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