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Posted 13 hours 40 min ago

If you’re in Llandudno this summer, and you’ve seen most of the sights, and it’s a fine day, and you’re feeling fit, why not try a walk up Little Orme? Set out along Colwyn Road, towards Colwyn Bay, and you’ll soon be able to take one of several tracks to your left, and wind your way up to the top, where you can enjoy various excellent views.

Posted 19 hours 31 min ago

JK, who attends the chapel, gave me a painting he did last year, which I've finally got round to framing. Here it is:

 

Posted 19 hours 42 min ago

The Pharisees and Sadducees are no more. As religious groups, they died out in AD 70 with the fall of Jerusalem and the end of the temple. In Matthew 16:6, Jesus said ‘Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees’. So if Jesus’ warning is still relevant for us today, the ‘leven’ or spirit of these groups must live on. These people appeared to be holy, but were not. They wwere white-washed tombs full of death and decay.

Posted 1 day 14 hours ago

Sixteen of us gathered for a walk to the old silver mines tonight and returned to barbecued meats and drink afterwards. Although it was damp, we avoided proper rain and the ensuing feast filled many a belly.

 

 

Posted 2 days 14 hours ago

"Those who complain most are most to be complained of."

- Matthew Henry
Posted 3 days 14 hours ago

At a recent gathering, I was speaking to a young man I know who has been called to a pastorate. He asked me for some general advice. I was taken aback, somewhat. Thus far I've been one seeking advice rather than dispensing it. I had little to offer him, but I have since considered the question. I shall offer the odd snippet on this blog over the coming weeks and months. Bear in mind, please, that I was an elder of another church for four years, so my experiences are not drawn from Salem alone; current members must not read too much into them!

Posted 4 days 15 hours ago

All friends of the chapel are invited to join us- and people who have never been before. Meet at the chapel for a 7.30 start. 

Posted 5 days 14 hours ago

Posted 6 days 16 hours ago

This morning, having allowed ample time to get to Keswick's Lake Road Congregational Church where I was due to preach, I called at Castlerigg. This is one of the oldest stone circles in Britain, predating Stonehenge by some fifteen hundred years (i.e. circa 3000BC). Its origins and builders are a mystery, but their legacy continues to enthral visitors.