Stu’s Future

Dear Friends, 


I have felt for a number of years that I ‘part fit’ local church ministry. Some aspect of ministry works really well for me whilst other aspects are a huge stretch. I also feel that I have more to bring to my vocation than I am able to bring to local church ministry. 

I am passionate about teaching, leading and working with young people, but I do not feel that I need to be a church leader in order to use my passions and make a difference for others. 

It became clear to me during life coaching sessions on sabbatical that I am on a journey from being ‘in power’ to being ‘empowered’.


Like lots of churches we at Grace Church have been experiencing a challenging season. A sense of distance, pressures and reflection has given us all time to think and make changes. As a leadership we were looking at how we grow team and adapt our style to…

Grace Together Services

This Christmas we will be celebrating in a variety of ways on Dec 5th we will have our Community Group Sunday, no formal meeting to organise, but gathering in small groups across the city to celebrate Christmas together.

For those of you who are not in a Community Group and would like to connect, Dan and Katy Roach will be leading a walk up at Haldon Forest, they would love to see you! Further details are here.

On the 19th Dec we will be having two morning Carol services led by our newly formed choir with Christmas songs to listen and sing along to, refreshments and a short message, everyone is welcome! You can sign up for either service via our courses and events page here.

In the evening, we will be having our…

Reconnecting in Autumn

Dear Grace Church,

This autumn at Grace Church is all about reconnection. It has been 18 months since we were last able to gather and experience a sense of unity as a local church family. Wonderfully we are now free to begin to reconnect across the church. 

To enable us to slowly reconnect we are now running some simple services as many of you will be aware. From October 3rd adults and children will be able to worship together at Isca School, adults will also be able to worship at the Hall in the evening and we will continue with our evening livestream. 

As I have returned from sabbatical it has been very encouraging to see people working to make these initial gatherings possible. A massive thanks to hospitality teams, tech teams, worship teams and kids teams who are enabling us to take these first steps together. 

We are aiming to keep our gatherings as simple as possible this term. This way of gathering is not an agreed…

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