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Many of us are some ways connected to the yearly Bristol Half Marathon, or as it is officially called the Great Bristol Run, which took place on 19th September this year, which was very well received, greatly anticipated and supported by locals and other enthusiasts from all over the UK and worldwide, partly because in 2020 there wasn’t one due to Covid-19. Many of us have someone in the family who ran it, and everyone who did just loves it. The atmosphere is very special, the organisation is great, the charitable cause behind it is noble, the route, particularly under the Suspension Bridge, is scenic. The news around the event is usually interesting, but this year it was extraordinary. Both the tabloids and the local papers shared the story of Omar Ahmed, who won the race, but actually ran the wrong race. With an extraordinary twist he originally entered the 10k, but ended up running 21km. After 6 miles he noticed he took a wrong turn when the routes for the 10k and half marathon, which took place simultaneously, diverged. Poor Omar! His record-breaking 63 minutes’ run was eventually disqualified, rules are rules, anyway, the runner finishing second (with 4 minutes behind him) was promoted to first place.

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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.

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