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A Deaf Man’s Story

I live in Decapolis which is a region south of the Lake of Galilee and is made up of ten towns.  I hate going out as there are always so many people everywhere. Because I am profoundly deaf and have never heard how words should be pronounced, I can’t speak very well...

Random Acts of Kindness Day – (Anthea Owen)

Did you know that we have a National Random Acts of Kindness Day? I didn’t! A friend of mine brought it to my attention and I thought I’d share it with you. The day originated in New Zealand, where they celebrate it on September 1st. In the UK it is...

Looking for a New Book to Read?

Are any of you looking for a new book to read that will inspire you whilst providing examples of what it means to live as a Christian in practice?  Personally, I would recommend the series of books in the “Jesus Calling” range, written by Sarah Young.  They are a...

Cochlear Implant Update

About 18 months ago I was fortunate enough to be offered a cochlear implant which has made a huge difference to my life; now I am able to hear so much better and my confidence in going out and socialising is continuing to improve. In March last year the rules changed...

Epiphany: The Joy of the Magi

Epiphany: The Joy of the Magi Matthew 2:1-12 (NIV) Reading verse 10 in the Greek original struck me with force. “When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” As in the English, notice the Greek words for “rejoiced” and “joy” sound similar and...

Open Ears weekend, 11-13 October 2019

As Friday, 11 October dawned, a mixed group of people set out from different locations, all heading to Hurstpierpoint in Sussex for the Open Ears weekend.

The Chapel at Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre

  Did you know that the Chapel at the Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre (pictured right) is over one hundred years old? It formed part of the Sunshine Home of Recovery and Auxiliary Hospital, Hurstpierpoint, for poor women and girls from London following illness...

Open Ears Weekend Conference 2019

Our next residential conference will take place at the Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre near Hassocks in West Sussex from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October.  We will take part in inspirational worship and our speaker is Tracy Williamson who is herself deaf with sight...