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I suggest you read Psalm 46 aloud. It is a wonderful Psalm with a message which may get “re-enforced” when read and heard loudly. A message of encouragement, promise, assurance. Our Psalmist begins by promising that God can help us through all the twists and turns of life – just like the twists and turns (sometimes U-turns) of spreading and handling of the virus. If we turn to him in faith, if we put our trust in him, he will be our “ever-present help in trouble”. It doesn’t mean, of course, that prayer can replace the vaccine, or all the safety measures that are in place nowadays. It means that God is not distant for us, but our heavenly Father, who loves to help us. He wants to help us when times are tough. He is able to help us whether our needs are material or spiritual.

When Psalm 46 was first written God had just intervened in history to help his people. In 701 BC God had miraculously protected and preserved the city of Jerusalem. The city had been under siege by the Assyrian army. Jerusalem was surrounded on all sides, its people inside starving to death. But God had helped his besieged city. In just one night God defeated Sennacherib’s army and scattered his soldiers. The “break of day”, in verse 5, revealed that Jerusalem had been liberated by the Lord, and saved from its siege.

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Sharing God's Love in a practical way has always been our aim, whether that be overseas or in our local community. We support overseas mission projects via Commitment for Life and Nailsea Water Project. We also support Caring at Christmas, Children's Hospice South West and local community projects by raising funds through special events and offerings.

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Image of Rev'd John Gray 2014Dear Friends,
My name is Revd John Gray. I have been a URC minister to Nailsea URC since 2014. Prior to that I was a local minister to Horfield and Argyle Morley URCs only, and in 2014 Nailsea URC was added to the pastorate.

My theological training, upbringing and background is Calvinistic, or rather Presbyterian, however, today I could not “be boxed” into any theological platform and movement. Perhaps, I would like to be regarded as a Spirit-led, Bible-driven, Green thinking humble servant of God, who is yet quite confident in our team-work of pastoral, teaching and preaching ministry at Nailsea URC.

What's it all about?

Church Membership is the way in which Christians who have made their home in the local church are encouraged to express their commitment to that congregation of God’s people.

Who are they?

Well Church Members are not Super-Christians, just ordinary people who meet regularly to try and make sure that the continued life and witness of the church is in line with how God wants it to be. You can still be effective within the life of the church without being a member, but only members have a vote at Church Meeting, and are therefore the people who, as a body, make decisions.