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The Lord is my shepherd. I have everything I need.

He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water.

He gives me new strength.  He guides me in the right paths, as he has promised.

Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I will not be afraid, Lord, for you are with me, Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me.


Psalm 23 vs 1-4

Good News Bible



A Prayer for Peace of Mind

Almighty God, we bless you for our lives, we give you praise for your abundant mercy and the grace we receive. 

We thank you for your faithfulness even though we are not that faithful to you.

Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us all peace in our mind, body, soul and spirit.  We want you to heal and remove everything that is causing us stress, grief, and sorrow in our lives.

Please guide our path through life and make our enemies be at peace with us.  Let your peace reign in our family, at our place of work, in our church, and everywhere we go. 

Let your angels of peace go ahead of us when we go out, and stay by our side when we return.

In Jesus’ name,


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Banner Cross News


Our  Minister, Rev Philip Peacock

 The Lectionary for the next three weeks click here







There are lots of books on the shelves in the church building. 

On the bookshelves at the back of the Coffee Lounge - on the right as you are looking at the back wall - are paperback books.  These are mostly, but not exclusively, novels, and are for sale at a minimum donation of £1.  The proceeds from donations go to our church charities. ‘New’ books appear on a regular basis so keep looking if you are a bookworm.  There are also a few hardbacks on the bottom shelf. 

There are also some ‘Christian’ books of all types which, I suggest, can be borrowed as well as bought. These can be found on the bookshelves on the left. 

In Room 5, there are also bookshelves full of ‘Christian’ books which you can borrow.  Ask a member of the Leadership Team, or me, if you would like to look at these. 

Thank you to those who have donated books.  I hope you will browse the shelves and purchase a book or two.  Happy reading!




Holy Habits


Link to Holy Habits previous articles



We have agreed to support Magdelene over the next 4 years whilst she attends the University of Makeni.


 Letter from Magdalene Sept 2021

Update from Magdalene September 2022

Update from Magdalene September2023



Saturday Coffee

Link to current Rota scroll to end



The Noticeboard in the Coffee Lounge

Information is pinned onto the noticeboard in the Coffee Lounge. You will find the


- Notices, including Services and ‘Save the Dates’ - prepared fortnightly. Plus,

wallet of copies to be taken.

- rotas for Welcome and Worship – to amend by hand when appropriate

- current Banner Cross Preaching Plan plus wallet of copies to be taken.

- Eco-Gardens information

- a large poster about our Community Coffee Mornings on Mondays

- Saturday Coffee Morning rota

- Info about and from Magdalene

- Wi-fi information

Near the bookshelves, there are also leaflets and so on from other churches in

the Circuit.



Eco Garden Group



Link to Eco Garden Summer Update


Link to previous Wild Garden Updates


The Worship Cloud

Link to Newsletter


Dear Reader,

We are asking for News of our Church Family, and others known to us.  Please get in touch with Tim Wilson or Alison Russell if you have any news to share, but always get permission from those involved for the news to go onto the church website and to be distributed to those who are not online. 




All poetry previously displayed on this page is available to view via the link below

Link to all Poetry




The Gospel According to Brian's Class

Link to recent articles


United Reform Church have produced some excellent guides including Zoom Meetings

Link to URC guides


Link to forthcoming Eco Church events

Link Eco Church








Carers News! is produced by Sheffield Carers Centre 

Link here to July 2024 Issue


Carers News previous issues




Link to Circuit website

For news & articles from the wider circuit





As many of you are aware, Ben’s Centre is a small local charity serving vulnerable people who have issues with drink and may be sleeping rough. The Centre offers food and a safe environment where people can shower, obtain clothes and get advice according to their needs.

Ben’s is always short of men’s socks, underwear, scarves, hats, gloves, not forgetting the essential supplies of coffee, tea, and sugar.  So, for the price of a new pack of socks and underwear, or a donation of any unwanted warm clothing, you could really make a difference especially as the colder weather approaches.

If you require any more information, please speak to Richard/Kathryn  Warren or Alan Brailey.

Your donated clothing or food items may be placed in the collection bin which may be found outside

Room no 1.

Thank you

Sue Cox

The Archer Project is in need of a continuing supply of Pot Noodles, tinned fish or fruit with ring pulls and breakfast cereals. Don’t forget to support the Food Bank with an extra item when you do your shopping. Please donate unwanted clean clothing/shoes/blankets/sleeping bags to Ben’s Centre via Alan Brailey.

Thank you for your continued support to all these charities.




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