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How about buying a "Real Easter Egg" this Easter

Out of the 80 million Easter eggs sold in this part of the world every year, The Real Easter Egg is the only one which has an Easter story book in the box, is made of Fairtrade chocolate and supports charitable projects. This year the Original and Dark eggs are plastic free. There is also a chance to win £200 worth of book vouchers, and free education resources to download. Since 2010 we have been helping people put more meaning into Easter with our unique eggs. See below for details of the 2019 eggs. We offer free delivery on orders over £71 to mainland GB…

Simply Eat: the book

Simply Eat is a coffee table book designed to inspire Christians to share Jesus around food. Have we forgotten that faith and food belong together? From Genesis to Revelation, God provides food for His people to eat. Regardless of age or ethnicity, gender or class, we all share the same God-given physical and spiritual hunger. When we come together to eat, we discover our shared humanity and find our spiritual as well as our physical needs can be met. From a BAFTA award-winning writer to a former Hindu priest, and from a poetic schoolgirl to a celebrity chef, Simply Eat is an inspirational collection of stories and recipes…

Secular Lent: an ancient tradition in a modern world

Is today's interest in Lent an opportunity for the church? “The hope is that you will come out of this period a better person, less prone to excess, less rapacious. You don’t necessarily need to take the Gospels as gospel to participate: many of us could find comfort in and benefit from winnowing down our bad habits.” That’s how Guardian columnist Dawn Foster wrote about Lent this week. During Lent Christians have traditionally given up food in forms of fasting, and this has expanded in recent years to the foregoing of many other things. It is also notable how popular this once…

Siân Rees joins the Evangelical Alliance as director of Wales

The Evangelical Alliance is delighted to welcome Siân Rees as its new director of the Evangelical Alliance in Wales and to the UK-wide leadership team.  Siân joins the Evangelical Alliance having most recently led a performing arts faculty at a secondary school in North Wales. Siân brings to the role extensive experience and connections from working with churches and Christian organisations across Wales. Steve Clifford, general director of the Evangelical Alliance, said: “We are delighted to welcome Siân Rees as our new director of the Evangelical Alliance in Wales and member of the UK leadership team. “Siân is a first…

A response to the new First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford

I have been very busy recently, as huge changes have been made across politics in Wales. I was present, sitting in the gallery of the Senedd on December 12, when Welsh Labour Leader Mark Drakeford was voted to succeed Carwyn Jones as First Minister. Since then Mark has announced his new cabinet and participated in his first ‘First Minister’s Questions’ in his new post last Tuesday. Once elected, Mark gave a passionate acceptance speech in which he thanked his predecessor and focused heavily on the former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan. During this speech, Mark Drakeford declared that he wanted to be…

"Prayer changes things" - a Pray resource for 2019

There's no better to time to think about how to engage in Prayer than this time of year.   Most of us feel we could learn more about how to pray and breakthrough into the fullness of what God has for our lives. Prayer Magazine is a great little resource to help that.  With in depth articles from some of the UK's best speakers and a constant source of encouragement to help us in our prayer life.   You can get subscriptions now for individuals and Churches, with upto 55% off over the New Year. To subscribe to Prayer Magazine, Click…

The Nativity Story

This still has to be one of my favourite renditions of the Christmas story. Produced by a Church in Aukland Australia. Not to be missed! 

We can make every day a jubilee

With poverty strangling the lives of many around the UK, John Kirkby, founder of Christians Against Poverty, reminds us that economic justice is everyone’s responsibility. Half a tin of beans and a yoghurt. ​“How long will this last you?” asks the voiceover man as the camera lingers on the saddest of fridges. ​“Four days,” says Holly. So begins the documentary The Debt Saviours which was aired on BBC2 this autumn. It focuses on some of the individuals being helped by the charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP), including Holly, who, just into adulthood and living alone following a childhood in care, is routinely brave and her courage is…

Mess || Christmas Spoken Word by Dai Woolridge

Dia Woolridge has for a number of years now created great resources for Christmas and this year is no exception.... Mess. It’s just one word. One syllable that brings to mind a whole load of images….messy ones! And at Christmas time, this one messy syllable word seems to shift into top gear! I think of the post-Christmas dinner-plate pile-up in the kitchen and the décor of celebration wrappers between the sofas (the Malteaser ones!) It’s fair to say there was a fair bit of mess at the very first Christmas too. As Mary and Joseph trekked down to Bethlehem for…

Could there be more to the Christmas story than meets the eye?

We all love the nativity story, but has it become so familiar that we stop hearing it? This year, a detective mouse is on the case and provides a different perspective on the story that changed everything. The Mystery of the New Noisy Neighbour is based on an inquisitive mouse who slowly discovers the big picture of Jesus’s birth. It’s available as a children’s booklet, video and a script for an instant nativity that you can stage in your community. Last year, Bible Society’s Christmas resources was based on a journey (The very greatest Journey), the year before it was a poem (The Well good news of…