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Lent is often seen as an opportunity to give up unnecessary luxuries and value friendship, loyalty, inner peace and joy instead, to give up procrastinating and do practical work, or to get our priorities right and think of what things really matter in life and what might not. The pandemic may have helped us to reach those goals, as we could hardly say we are indulging in unnecessary luxuries during the lockdown. Also, maintaining our church fellowship, loyalty to each other and to our church has never been so important before. We rejoice with those who find peace and quiet in our slowed down world, appreciate nature, or enjoy their increased fitness levels. However, we also weep with those who have lost a loved one, or badly affected by Covid-19 and the direct or indirect negative effects of the global pandemic. Perhaps, because our church doors have been closed for a long time we have thought over and over again what church really means for us, what we should do differently when normal church life re-commences, and what our priorities are in our lives, which will be our driving motives in an after Covid world.

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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.