Cambray supports CAP

At Cambray we are committed to the work of Christians Against Poverty and partner with them to see lives changed through the reduction of debt and poverty. We run a CAP Money Course, a revolutionary money management course that gives delegates the opportunity to learn skills that have a lasting impact on their finances. ...

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Reading the Bible in 2018

With all the build up to Christmas, have you thought about the New Year yet? Specifically, have you thought about how will you be reading your Bible regularly next year? It can be difficult to work out the best plan for reading your Bible. But more than that, it can be difficult to find...

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Youth & Families’ Pastor Vacancy

We are prayerfully looking for a Youth & Families’ Pastor to join the Cambray team.  Please view the job advert, job description and church profile below, and download the personal details form. If you wish to apply for this position, please send your CV, personal details form and a covering letter to our team at...

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Liberation-Shaped Mission

As part of our new summer series Little People, Big God, we are embarking upon a journey through the book of Exodus, taking 12 sermons to cover the first 20 chapters. Exodus is perhaps a more contentious book in Christian theology than we may realise.  To see why, let’s remind ourselves of the process...

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Growing & Changing Together

Growth in a church – both spiritual and numerical – always involves change. In any church, excepting the tiny minority who simply do not want to grow, there may still be something in all of us that says ‘I want the church to grow – but not to change’.  Yet, growth is change. There...

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Living In The Light: Money, Sex and Power

Money, sex and power.  Weapons for good or for bad? Far from seeing these as an unholy trinity of temptation and vice, God in fact created all three to be used for his great aims in human history.   Using Not Abusing We hope to spend January and February in our morning services exploring...

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Church Governance Matters…

As the US election approaches, I am reminded of a single week in November 2012 when 126 million Americans voted for their President, 1.3 billion Chinese were informed about their new politburo leaders and 60 million Coptic Orthodox believers had the identity of their new Pope revealed when a blindfolded boy picked his name...

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Growing Numbers, Growing Disciples

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...

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Ever Changing Times…

“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...

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Angelology

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,...

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Fear God, question experience…

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,...

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Who You Should Vote For – Revealed…

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...

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Bible

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...

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We wish you a Chinese Christmas…

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...

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Milk or Meat?

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...

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The World Cup – a matter of life and death?

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...

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The End Is Just The Beginning…

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...

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Speaking of heaven (and the other place)…

‘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...

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