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When a Sprint Becomes a Marathon

June 3rd, 2020 by Mike Smailes

When a Sprint Becomes a Marathon Maintaining Priorities Throughout The Pandemic Going Viral Blog Mike Smailes 4th June 2020 On the 23rd March everything changed for us here in the UK. It was part of a wider story but it now had implications at home! As businesses worked out how to function outside their walls,… Read more

Gordon and Jane Showell-Rogers Update

June 1st, 2020 by Laura Wood

Jama (Somalia) is a young friend in prison simply because he fled war to seek a safer life. Languishing in Immigration Prison in Thailand, he tries to sleep on his side in a dormitory of 100 African men (it’s too crowded to lie on your back). He had been accepted by the UN and then… Read more

How to Spell Crisis

May 28th, 2020 by Peter Baker

  危机   How To Spell Crisis   According to some, the Chinese word for crisis is made up of the two characters above. At least that’s what motivational speakers, who want to inspire out of the box thinking, were saying long before the Covid 19 pandemic.   But Sinologists have just as long disputed… Read more

Life – June 2020

May 28th, 2020 by Laura Wood

Here is the next instalment our monthly Life publication: Please click the square on the top right of the box to make the Life publication full screen. Please click the square on the bottom right of the box to make the Life publication full screen. The June edition of Life as a PDF


May 21st, 2020 by Miles Tradewell

Breathing is something that we’re barely conscious of most of the time. We breath in. We breath out. We breath in again. Well, you get the idea! In fact, the average person does this around 23,000 times a day without much thought. We manage to skilfully coordinate our breathing with our eating, our drinking and… Read more

Lansdowne Church Prayer Line

May 19th, 2020 by Doug McGinn

It is recognised that in this increasingly uncertain environment the need for the church family to support one another in prayer is as important now as it ever was. Consequently, Lansdowne Church has set up a Prayer Line where request for prayer can be addressed. If you have a particular need for prayer, then please… Read more

Work in a Covid World

May 13th, 2020 by Mike Smailes

Will things ever be the same again? Are you struggling with the impact of this pandemic on your normal working routines? Has work become impossible or just much more stressful? One of the things causing so many of us distress is the effect of the coronavirus on our working lives. You may have had a… Read more

Jane Edwards

May 6th, 2020 by Laura Wood

I am one of Lansdowne Church’s mission associates, living and working in Beira, Mozambique. Within the country of Mozambique, BMS is working in four different ministries: church, education, development and justice. I personally work in the justice ministry, alongside the Mozambican Association of Christian Lawyers, AMAC for short. AMAC has Beira (central), Maputo (South) and… Read more

Covid 19 and future shock

May 6th, 2020 by Peter Baker

A sociological perspective   Future Shock was a best seller written in 1970 by Alvin Toffler. Although the author was not coming from a Christian perspective, if you quoted it in a sermon, you were deemed hip and trendy! I revisited Toffler last week. In a Covid 19 world, we are experiencing exactly the symptoms… Read more

Remember the Sabbath

April 30th, 2020 by Miles Tradewell

Remember the Sabbath “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” (Exodus 20:8) What on earth does the fourth commandment have to do with the current Covid-19 crisis? Some of you reading this may be wondering what the connection is (apart from people shopping less on Sundays, anyway!). But if we take a careful look… Read more

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