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During the lockdown people might have found more time to watch television then normally. On the other hand, there have been many repeats and the challenge is to find good programmes. One of them might be Grand Designs. I like it. It really engages and feeds my creative side to watch people design and build their own homes. The last such programme told the story of creating a “bunker house” in a remote portion of Scotland, which looked like a huge concrete bunker initially then was turned into a very special home with a breathtaking view on the sea. Another episode portrayed the basic structures of a derelict castle in need of “huge modernisation and building work” that was transformed into something incredibly beautiful to live in. However, in almost all episodes and projects there is one thing common. The original budget does not cover the cost. It often spirals out of control and (hundreds of) thousands of extra pounds need to be found to finish off the building.

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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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Induction Rev.d Janos Nagy

Dear Friends,
I am John, a Hungarian and British national who moved to England with my family 12 years ago. In 2002 I had a transfer from the UCC, Calvin Synod, USA to the British URC. Prior to that, I served in the Hungarian Reformed Church as a local church minister, a part time teacher and an editor for a church publishing house.

Since May 2002, I have served at Horfield and Argyle Morley URCs in Bristol, and I am still their minister, so they must be a very patient people!

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.