We often hear statistics about declining numbers in the UK church, yet many local churches are bucking the trend. Why do some churches grow and others don’t? Is this a question of theology and God’s sovereign choice, or of geography and population changes, or are there tangible things a church can do to grow...Continue reading
“Don’t long for ‘the good old days’. This is not wise.” – Ecclesiastes 7:10, NLT “Do not say, “Why is it that the earlier days were better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this. – Ecclesiastes 7:10, Baker OT Commentary The way we see the past, the...Continue reading
Angels are everywhere. Or at least, everywhere in pop songs, children’s literature, films and Valentines cards. They’ve even been in a string of recent Cambray sermons. Yet they hardly seem to fit with our term’s theme, Grow Up, Grow Deep in Christ, despite the Bible’s 196 references across 34 books. Or do they? Angels,...Continue reading
How do we know what we know? Through experience? Or through ‘fear of the LORD’? Such philosophical musings on the nature of knowledge (‘epistemology’) may seem out of place in a church magazine article, yet not in the Bible. As we use our morning series to investigate the fear of the LORD in Proverbs,...Continue reading
With the general election just days away, you may be feeling excited about the chance to engage in the democratic process. Alternatively, you may be feeling numbed by the wall-to-wall media coverage, as parties attempt to win your support. Perhaps you’re feeling both. The Evangelical Alliance recently polled more than 2000 evangelical Christians in...Continue reading
In the last week, have you done any of the following: eaten pork sausage, worn clothes made of two types of fabric, come before God wearing glasses or shaved? If so, you have surely violated the eternal and unchanging Law of the LORD. Or…maybe that’s not quite right. But how do we interpret and...Continue reading
Each year, more and more of China’s 1.37 billion people are saying to each other ‘sheng dan kuai le’ – Merry Christmas! Much like the UK, Christmas in China represents a major commercial opportunity, first for exporting plastic Christmas decorations to Europe and the US, but also for Chinese shoppers in the country’s vast...Continue reading
Are you a milky Christian or a meaty one? The infant formula kind or a steak-on-the-plate believer? Recently I felt more than a little chastised by the tone of the writer to the Hebrews, who gets frustrated with his readers in Hebrews 5:11 – 6:4 for still living on spiritual milk – the foundational...Continue reading
By the time you read this, England’s World Cup dream in Brazil will be over. Finished. Done and dusted. After the obligatory period of national mourning, national moaning begins. If there is a silver lining, it is that we can now spend more time exercising rather than watching sport on TV. For others, we...Continue reading
This summer term we will spend time on Sundays looking at both the last book of the Bible as well as the beginning three chapters of the first. For anyone wanting to engage more with some of the key themes in the early part of Genesis, a couple of options spring to mind. One...Continue reading
‘Heaven is a place, a place where nothing ever happens’. So sang the Talking Heads in 1979. But how would we know one way or the other? As believers we go to the Bible to understand how God has intervened in history and to know His will for today, but God’s written Word also...Continue reading
Join us from 31st July to 4th August for our fun-filled, action-packed, jungle-tastic Holiday Club for 4 to 11 year olds. Download a registration form here or email Karen for more details....
Cambray is organising a Youth trip to Soul Survivor this August 2019. Click here to see an invitation letter for parents....
5 – 11 year olds should not miss our fun-filled, interactive party – 31st October, 5pm to 7.30pm, celebrating Jesus the Light of the World! Just turn up or email Karen for more details....
Join us this Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus – God’s gift to you! You will be warmly welcomed at all of our Christmas events – click here for a leaflet with all that is happening....
Join us on 8th to 10th September for our Heritage Open Day, open to all…...
‘What does God want for Cambray?’ This was the opening question posed at our recent Pastors & Deacons Away Day. Marcus Honeysett, our invited guest to help Cambray through a review process, was quick to assess our shared understanding as a Cambray leadership team. We soon established that we are very committed about: ‘Encouraging...Continue reading
‘Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit’ (Galatians 5:25) Given this has been Cambray’s Bible verse and motto for 2015, and it is now November, I wonder the extent to which we have each found ourselves living and walking life with the help and power of God...Continue reading