Archive | January 2016

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TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU REALLY, REALLY WANT? (Notes from Knaphill 2)

One of Knaphill’s many ‘claims to fame’ is that it was the birthplace of the Spice Girls during the mid-90s. Today the Spice Girls have sold over 80 million records making them the best-selling female group of all time and one of the best-selling pop groups in history. They are all multi-millionaires in their own […]

MAD, BAD, SAD … AND GLAD! (Notes from Knaphill 1)

The earliest reference to Knaphill dates back to 1225, but little of historical note seems to have disturbed the village for the next 500 years. The 18th century saw the establishment of the first garden nurseries and, at about the same time, the foundation of the Knaphill Brickworks. The village developed further with the construction […]

PAINTING BY NUMBERS

I love painting – not walls and skirting boards – proper art! I love visiting art galleries, and I love actually painting myself. Water colour is my favourite medium, although I have started to dabble a bit with acrylic. I love photography, and usually have a camera somewhere within easy access, either in my pocket […]

WISDOM, WATER, AND WINE … LOTS AND LOTS OF WINE! (Epiphany 2016)

Disney’s animated movie The Lion King, portrays the struggle between good and evil through the adventures of a lion named Simba. Son of the lion king, Simba faces several challenges as he comes to terms with his royal heritage. In the opening scene, the long-awaited announcement of Simba’s birth is carried throughout the valleys and […]

A YEAR OF MERCY (Envisioning 2016)

This year we are being really, really radical at Knaphill Baptist Church! We are dispensing with age-old tradition of beginning the New Year with a ‘Motto Text’ … and instead we are introducing a ‘theme’ which hopefully will characterise us, as individuals and as a church, throughout 2016. The theme is ‘A Year of Mercy’ […]