Sandy’s Blog

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The blog of Sandy Matheson our Vicar

When will they come to proper church?

by Sandy Matheson

When will they come to proper church? Phrased in different ways that is a question that perpetuates. I’ve heard it at St Paul’s and in other settings. It is an important question to answer, but, for some, the answer may not be the one you expect! At the root of this question is normally an […]

Sharing The Peace

by Sandy Matheson

“We need to make decisions based on who is not yet here, rather than who has been here the longest.” Mark Bailey Whilst we need to be careful with such statements there is a lot of wisdom here similar to the statement at that is credited to Archbishop William Temple “The church is the only […]

Before And After Is As Important As The Content

by Sandy Matheson

In June and July we are hosting three evenings at St Paul’s under the title “Church – Past Present & Future.” The intention of these evenings is to explore some of the background to the nature of the church in the 21st century and how we as the church need to continue to adapt and […]

Our Changing World

by Sandy Matheson

In June and July we are hosting three evenings at St Paul’s under the title “Church – Past Present & Future.” The intention of these evenings is to explore some of the background to the nature of the church in the 21st century and how we as the church need to continue to adapt and […]

Growing The Vision – Indicators Of Growing Churches

by Sandy Matheson

In June and July we are hosting three evenings at St Paul’s under the title “Church – Past Present & Future.” The intention of these evenings is to explore some of the background to the nature of the church in the 21st century and how we as the church need to continue to adapt and […]

Why does the Church exist?

by Sandy Matheson

In June and July we are hosting three evenings at St Paul’s under the title “Church – Past Present & Future.” The intention of these evenings is to explore some of the background to the nature of the church in the 21st century and how we as the church need to continue to adapt and […]

Generations – Communion and Preaching

by Sandy Matheson

In June and July we are hosting three evenings at St Paul’s under the title “Church – Past Present & Future.” The intention of these evenings is to explore some of the background to the nature of the church in the 21st century and how we as the church need to continue to adapt and […]

Implications of Multiple Generations @ Church

by Sandy Matheson

In June and July we are hosting three evenings at St Paul’s under the title “Church – Past Present & Future.” The intention of these evenings is to explore some of the background to the nature of the church in the 21st century and how we as the church need to continue to adapt and […]