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Welcome to our Blog page. We’ll try to keep you up to date with all that’s happening at Encounter Church. If you click on a post you will then be able to add your comments. We’d love to hear from you…..

How to measure the success of a church

by Sue Hext

On Sunday 10th September  our Pastor Fern spoke about how to measure the success of a church. It was our 4th birthday weekend as Encounter. If you would like to listen to this talk then please click here 

Mental Health Awareness Week

by Sue Hext

THE CHURCH AND MENTAL HEALTH This week (8th – 14th May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental Health is very much in focus at the moment and even Princes William and Harry have joined the media campaigns to raise awareness. This week I listened to a sermon by Kay Warren entitled The Church and Mental Health. […]

When Faith Gets Shaken – XLP inspired WAM Youth

by admin

In March we were delighted to host Patrick Regan and his team for the “When Faith Gets Shaken Tour” at Encounter Church. It was great to welcome not just local people but some who had travelled from as far away as Dorset and Somerset to attend. Patrick is the Founder and Chief Executive Director of XLP and […]

Relax, Chill and Go With The Flow!

by Sue Hext

There is something very special about being away together as a group and what a great time our women had together on a weekend away in Somerset a few weeks ago. Friday night we relaxed over a meal at our hotel and started the weekend thinking about what it means to “Relax, Chill and Go With The Flow“. […]

“Renewal Not Rules”

by admin

This week our Sunday talk brings us to part four of our”Changing Culture” series. If you would like to listen to it you can hear it by clicking here. This week Pastor Fern covers the subject “Renewal not Rules”. As always if you have any questions then please get in touch with us.

“Direction before Doctrine”

by Fernley Hext

This week our Sunday talk (12th February) is available to listen to. It’s a continuation of our “Changing Culture” series. If you are unable to listen online you can download the podcast. Click here to listen to Direction before Doctrine If you have any questions about what I have said then please get in touch with […]

“Compassion Before Correction”

by Fernley Hext

Continuing our “Changing Culture” series. Here are the bullet point notes from our talk yesterday on Sunday 29th January if you missed it or want to follow up on anything that was said. Our second look at this important topic of Compassion – first one in December We saw last time that compassion can be learned […]

Surprised by God

by admin

I was at breaking point at the end of October. I had worked too many seven day weeks and was exhausted. Also I had split up with my boyfriend. I was very tired and very sad. How had things come to this – single and childless at 42 when I’d wanted to be a mother all of my life? I could […]

The Dress

by admin

On Sunday we asked people to share what God was doing in their lives and in particular how he has spoken to them. Here’s a great story which Heather Kerks, who runs our Little Sparks Parent and Baby Group has allowed us to share here…. Ten years ago we went to Rome for our 25th […]

“People Before Programmes”

by Fernley Hext

Commencing our new “Changing Culture” series. Once again we are sharing bullet point notes from our Sunday talk on 15th January. This is the first in our series  where we are looking at what we can learn from Jesus about being Church. We hope to look at six topics in the series. People before Programmes, Compassion before Correction, Direction before Doctrine, Renewal not […]