Author Archives: Derek Chandler

Lent Film Club

The Lent Film Club took place on Thursday evenings at St Barnabas Church and Parish Centre in Emmer Green. Attendance varied, with about 14 participants on average. Each week we started with refreshments, before watching a film, after which we … Continue reading

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‘Seven Signposts to God’s Kingdom’ APCM Talk 2nd April 2017

Following the Annual Parochial Church meeting in St Barnabas Church a presentation was given by Derek entitled ‘Seven Signposts to God’s Kingdom’.  The talk focused on seven areas in which everyone should feel encouraged at what is happening at St … Continue reading

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Virtual Dementia Tour

“You can’t really understand a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes.” This Cherokee proverb came true for me this week when I was invited to participate in something called the Virtual Dementia Tour by a local … Continue reading

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Send a Cow

Hi to everyone at St. Barnabas Church Thank you so much for partnering with us and buying and naming a cow called Barnabas. The Zaidi Project in Taita Hills really blesses local farmers in a way that it is hard … Continue reading

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Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called ‘flow’. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. … Continue reading

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Alpha Supper Success

Food and friendship were shared warmly at our annual pre-Alpha Supper Launch on Wednesday 25th November. People shared their experiences of Alpha with new enquirers in anticipation of the next Alpha course beginning at St. Barnabas Parish Centre in January … Continue reading

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Bedding Down for Christmas

I want to talk about beds. Do you like your bed? Do you want to change it? How about a ‘memory foam’, ‘vibrating’, or ‘water’ bed? Do you sleep a lot or a little? Do you suffer from a sleeping … Continue reading

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Caversham Confirmation 2015

Faith Confirmed On the afternoon of Sunday 22nd November, the feast day of ‘Christ the King’, a number of confirmation candidates assembled from across the Caversham area of churches with the Bishop of Reading at St. Peter’s Church in Caversham … Continue reading

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Caversham Park Church Office Opens

“If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!” “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!” And we certainly did when the children of Bubbles Pre-School Group sang this song to all who gathered for the … Continue reading

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Men’s Breakfast Club bites at The Bite

Men’s Breakfast Club bites at The Bite For the second time and with more new faces the Men’s Breakfast Club met at The Bite in Emmer Green on Wednesday morning 3rd November. Open to all men of any age to … Continue reading

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