Following the decision to sell Barnes Close this page has been re-activated. It will contain highlights of my work as Community Co-Ordinator and comments on current situations


12th June

Sorry, due to a broadband upgrade, we have been on limited internet access for two weeks but normal service is now restored

25th May

June Newslink and Prayer Calendar added to Home page.
Report on Burundi added to CfR East Africa Page

21st May

Things are moving along. The prospective purchasers have had a surveyor look at Barnes Close and have spent time walking round themselves seeing what needs to be done

15th May

Yesterday was a terrible day in Gaza as Israeli troops kill at least 55 Palestinians and injure over 2000 more. Your prayers are needed.

14th May

Please pray for Burundi where at least 26 people were killed after armed attackers targeted a village in north-west Burundi, amid tensions ahead of a controversial referendum. The group crossed from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Cibitoke province, officials said. They went house to house with guns and knives, burning homes, witnesses said. Correspondents say the attack may have been an attempt to disrupt next week’s referendum which could extend the president’s term until 2034. President Nkurunziza has ruled Burundi since the civil war ended there in 2005. His attempt to run for a third term in 2015 plunged the tiny central African nation into fresh turmoil.

13th May

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Christian worshippers killed in Indonesia during Mass.

12th May

We must be concerned that the United Nations has criticised the UK’s austerity and immigration policies,  saying that ‘the UK’s ethnic minorities have been “disproportionately” affected by the government’s austerity and immigration policies’. In particular the Home Office immigration policies introduced when Theresa May was Home Secretary has been described as a ‘hostile enevirnoment’. We are appalled that in response Ian Duncan-Smith has said “These visits are completely pointless, they are politically motivated, they are inspired by the extreme left, and the idea is to kick the UK.” Please pray for a more compassionate government

Follow this link to read the full report

10th May

The news from the Middle East is not good with the escalation of the conflict between Israel, Iran & Syria over the Golan Heights

A dam has burst at Solai, 120 miles north of Nairobi in Kenya. It has devastated a large area leaving over 2000 people homeless and at least 42 dead.

Please pray for both situations.

More details on both situations can be found on the BBC News website

8th May

Thoughts on Reconciliation by Jan Scott has been uploaded. Read it here Thoughts on Reconciliation JS July 2017

Please pray for our friends in Rwanda where floods and landslides are continuing to kill people.

We are sorry to say goodbye to Derek Timms who has resigned as a Trustee and Committee Member. we thank him for his service.

1st May

Website updated to Reflect current situation.

Please pray for the Trustees who are meeting on 14th May to discuss moves towards a sale.

Please pray for Lisa & Sarah who are being made redundant and are seeking other employment

An interesting newsletter has been received from PHARP Kenya which you can find on our CfR East Africa page by clicking here


If you would like me to speak about the work of CfR at your church, organisation or group please email me or call me on 01562 710231