Christian Life

A safe place to be yourself; 
a safe place to be different. 

Look around the world:  look at the many diverse members of the one church of God.   We, in the Bernwode Benefice want to embrace that diversity in whatever form it takes. 

Jesus welcomed everyone.  He never turned away from anyone; rather it was people who turned away from him.  So feel free to make our churches places where you can be yourself: a safe place where you can be different. 

And do talk to someone if you want to:   Gemma or Jenny, like the rest of us, are ready to welcome you. 

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Church of England


Mothering Sunday (based on the hymn "Now thank we all our God")

Today’s prayers are based around the hymn “Now thank we all our God”.


Now thank we all our God, with hearts and hands and voices, who wonderous things hath done, in whom this world rejoices; who from our mother’s arms has blest us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.


In troubled times

Let us pray for the life of the church and of the world. 


Lord God, we see the plans and strategies of nations tuned upside down and running amuck.   So we pray for your world.

We pray for world leaders that your presence and light may flow through their hearts and souls.  

Worried? Concerned about someone? Need help?

The Bernwode Prayer Group is a small gathering of Christians who use the power of prayer for those needing help. Tell us about your concern or worry and we will offer it to the Lord in prayer.

Click here to ask for a prayer.

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