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What are you thankful for?

So often we can take things that we have for granted. I was looking through some stuff today and found this video which asks the question are we thankful for someone, something or somewhere? It just made me think of a list of things that I’m thankful for right now. The Bible says: Do not…

Elim Blackpool to host Alpha

What is Alpha? Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Usually this happens over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big…

Gatehouse Youth Video Production

The Gatehouse Youth team recently produced a video entitled “Are you ready?” The video features Mackie, Peter, Jerry, Zed, Andrei from the Gatehouse youth. Screenplay & camera by Paul Mielke. Post production by Paul Mielke & Daniel Pattinson. Well done to the whole team for contributing to our Family Service held in December last year…

Art Classes at the Gatehouse

Art classes in acrylic, painting and drawing are being offered by one of our partners here at the Gatehouse. Karen is offering these classes at no charge, so come along and learn a new skill. At the same time meet new friends and have some fellowship! When: Every month second Tuesday, starting on 12 March…

Unto Us a Son is Given

Given, not lent, And not withdrawn—once sent – This Infant of mankind, this One, Is still the little welcome Son. New every year, New-born and newly dear, He comes with tidings and a song, The ages long, the ages long. Even as the cold Keen winter grows not old; As childhood is so fresh, foreseen,…

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Hi from Paul – Pais Youth Worker

Hello Gatehouse Church! My name is Paul, I’m from Germany and I’m 19 years old and for the next academic year, I will be responsible for youth work in the Gatehouse church! I am part of a global movement called “Pais”, which is an ancient Greek word, which means “child servant of the king”. And…

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What is Remembrance Day to Me?

Remembrance Day is not just about the British fallen. Over my time with the British Army, I have worked alongside so many different nations, in several different countries, and my eyes have been opened to the fact that it doesn’t matter what nation you are from, whether you have served in the military or not,…