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When we recall the details of how it happened, the Ascension of Jesus can fill us with awe and wonder and make us “look into the sky”, just like how the first eye witnesses reacted to it. The Ascension must have been quite a spectacle. While the resurrection happened in the quiet of the tomb, the ascension was happening in front of the very eyes of the disciples. It can also make us think where heaven is: up or everywhere around? What would the modern man with a scientific mind say, who approaches the traditional ideas of three-story universe: heaven above, earth between, hell below with doubt? Jesus was taken up to heaven – of course, it does not necessarily mean that heaven is up over the clouds. Perhaps heaven is where Jesus is. He is everywhere. He is here and there, in human hearts and in creation, in small acts of kindness and in the centre of big social changes, in the fight for social justice. Jesus is where he reigns in God’s Kingdom.

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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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