Dengie – a peninsula of opportunity!

The Philemon Project preaching opportunities begin this month in the Dengie Peninsula, Essex. I am Chair of a Local Board of the Vine Schools Trust providing governance for St Cedds CE School, Bradwell and Southminster CE School. One of the two Vicars on the board has kindly invited me to speak at his four churches over two Sunday’s.

So, I’ll be heading over there to speak:

Sunday 17th March
9.00am at St Lawrence CE Church
10.30am at St Thomas Parish Church, Bradwell
Sunday 24th March
10.00am Church of St Nicholas, Tillingham
3.00pm  St James Dengie CE Church,

I am looking forward to meeting the congregations, perhaps enhancing the relationship between church and schools but also preaching on what has become a favourite New Testament book to me.

The text of the sermons and an audio file is now available. Click here.

Useless? NO!

Paul writes to Philemon watched by the ‘runaway slave’, Onesimus

The 2019 Philemon Project


Last summer, on a beach, I committed to studying and writing about the shortest book in the New Testament.  A booklet really! One chapter that I have loved since the days I used to re-tell the story in holiday clubs back in the 80’s.  But, I was useless and became too busy to focus my attention to the task!

Useless? No!

Like Onesimus I am renewing that commitment in 2019.

I plan to unpack the narrative, the text and the teaching.  Watch the video below and read on for further information:

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