Entries by Christoph Lindner

How to disagree well

On Sunday, 19 February, we will be thinking about Jesus’ difficult teaching on loving our enemies (Matthew 5.43-48). Disagreeing well is getting harder in the age of social media. Here are some helpful principles: Talk face to face as full human beings whenever possible. Try to build a relationship Acknowledge differences. Stand up for what […]

Why do bad things happen to good people?

(This article was first printed in Denham Parish News at Christmas 2018.) By James Leach ‘Here’s something that happens all the time and makes no sense at all: Good people get what’s coming to the wicked, and bad people get what’s coming to the good. I tell you, this makes no sense. It’s smoke.’ (Ecclesiastes […]

Earthquake in Syria and Turkey: How can I help?

GIVE On Monday the 6th of February two powerful earthquakes struck Southern Turkey near the Northern Syrian border. The initial quake had a magnitude of 7.8, followed by a 7.5 magnitude quake 9 hours later and a series of aftershocks. Sadly, many people have lost their lives or been injured, and the death toll is […]

We’re giving thanks to God for Joyce Tearall

On February 1st, Joyce Tearall passed away peacefully after a short illness. Her family were with her. Joyce and her husband Bill moved to Denham Green in the 1950s, where their children David and Sarah grew up. When Peter Crick was Rector, she trained as a reader and was a very active member of the […]

An Introduction to Matthew’s Gospel

This year we will focus on Matthew’s Gospel in many of our Sunday readings. Here is an excellent introduction to the first part of the book. Download the poster that the video is based on… (Once you can see the poster on your screen, right-click and choose “Save image as…” or a similar command)   […]

Warm Space at St Mark’s

Save some money on heating and have a cuppa!   Come and sit, relax, keep warm, have a chat, find a book to read, do some homework and enjoy a bowl of soup and a hot drink on us.  Children and young people are welcome, but must come with a parent or guardian. Wednesdays from […]

Sunday Service from St Mary’s on 1 January 2023: A close-up and wide-angle view of Christmas

(Rembrandt: Simeon holding the Christ child) Happy New Year! Please note: We had an unstable internet connection, so at some point in the service, the image freezes. You can continue to listen to the audio throughout the service. Alternatively, listen to the audio below. Download the service sheet… Watch the service on YouTube… https://www.denhamparish.church/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/230101-Talk-Christmas-Close-up-and-Wide-Angle.mp3

Remembering Val Dewhurst

Val Dewhurst was a resident of Denham Village for many years and actively engaged in the life of Denham Parish Church. In 2020 she spoke about her life and faith at Café Church. Read about her (from an article in Denham Parish News in 2020) here…     You can watch her funeral service (St […]