This month was all about fun at the beach since summer was finally upon us. A great variety of summer snacks were on offer including jelly and ice cream in buckets and served with spades. Today's speaker also gave a great and personal gospel message.

 

The theme of our monthly family tea was Wimbledon since the start of the annual tennis tournament is just around the corner. There were a range of tennis inspired treats being served and a gospel message based around tennis too. We hope you can make our tea next month where the theme is fun at the beach.

 

This year we decided to hold our annual day out at Filey. Although it rained early on it did eventually brighten up and everyone was able to enjoy a day of fun and fellowship.

 

Since it was fathers day, our gospel meeting was centred around this including guess the father from the descriptions written by their children, a fathers day quiz, and a short message about God the father. Hope you can all make it to the tea next week where the theme is Wimbledon

 

A big thank you to our speakers for our conference weekend for their ministry and gospel messages and for travelling all the way down! It was great to see the hall so full on saturday and a good number again on sunday to hear the gospel

 

The theme for the tea in March could only really be easter! So there were a great range of treats available aloong with a simple message about an amazing celebration of life over death.

 

Since it was Valentines day, love was in the air with the range of treats available after a great message.

 

A big thank you to Richard Collings for the message he gave at this months ministry meeting and for his gospel message on Sunday.

 

The theme of the tea this month was "Starters" as we start another New Year. Roughly 70 people came along to sample some of the delicious food that was available as well as to hear Dave Scarsbrook tell us why he doesn't like January and to tell them the good news that the Gospel message offers. The next tea will be on the 28th February and we hope to see you there!

 

 

It was brilliant to see the main hall packed as around 120 people came to the Carol Service. The message given by Dan Hall was clear and powerful and people were also treated to singing from Noah's Ark and the Youth groups as well as everyone singing Christmas carols.

 

To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, the theme for this months Christmas tea was Narnia. the hall was brilliantly decorated and was quite well attended once again. Jonathan Scarsbrook also gave a thought-provoking and challening message. Below is a sample of some of the treats that were on offer.

 

 

The Gospel meeting was well attended and our speaker Richard Malcolm gave an interesting message with the help of his artistic talents. Because the fourth Sunday in December will be between Christmas and New Year we have decided to move the December tea to next week (6th December) when the theme will be Narnia.

 

The tea this month was again very well attended with the hall almost full. Many thanks to Mike Lister who gave a great and simple message for all who were there. Below is some of the treats that were on offer.

 

 

Our ministry meeting for November was well attended and a big thank you to Richard Catchpole who provided us all with a very interesting message. After also taking the gospel message on sunday night we hope that people were challenged by this message. Our next ministry meeting will be on the 5th December and our speaker will be Kevin Oh.

 

On Saturday, several members of the assembly met with other Christians to witness at the Rother Valley Parkrun with unique t-shirts. Some good conversations were had at the finish line with a few people about the gospel and the t-shirts. Afterwards, there were bacon butties and plenty of drink provided to help everyone recover!

 

 

Being the fourth Sunday of the month, the Family Tea is upon us once again. This month the theme is Winter warmers as the nights begin to draw in once again. We would also like to thank Norman Mellish for his message last Sunday which was powerful and challenging.

 

Tonight's speaker John Stewart was challenging and clear. After the gospel meeting we all gathered to wish Charlotte Ellis a happy 17th birthday with this great cake and other tasty snacks!

 

Charlotte's birthday cake

Goodbye to the old... and welcome to the new

In 1954 there was great excitement as the new Ebenezer Gospel Hall was planned and built on the current site in Stanley Street.  Since that time, God has blessed us as a church and we have outgrown the current building.  The hall has been demolished, and the new building was completed in January 2013. 

The building has changed, but the message remains the same…..”Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” 1 Timothy chapter 1 verse 15 (the Bible)

Start of ministry meetings 2016/17

This month sees the start of our series of ministry meetings with Mervyn Hall from Bicester being our first speaker. All of these meetings are at 7:30 and are on the first weekend of the month.

Conference 2016

This Saturday is our annual conference with Phil Couslon and Jack Hay as the expected speakers. It would be great to see you there for a day of teaching and fellowship

 

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from everyone at Ebenezer Gospel Hall

We hope you all have a happy and healthy 2016 and we look forward to seeing you at one of our many meetings.

 

Start of 2015/16 ministry meetings

Richard Catchpole will be the speaker for our next ministry meeting on Saturday 7th November. As always, you are welcome to stay for the refreshments afterwards.

 Ministry meetings 2015/16

Family tea

The family tea for October appeared to go down really well as the Hall was full and there were plenty of puddings and cakes to help warm everyone up as the nights begin to draw in. Wesley Downs' message was very powerful, direct and engaging.

 

The hall was almost full for the vintage tea family tea service at the hall on the 27th September and many thanks to the speaker, Paul Jackson.

The next family tea service will be on the 25th October and with the cold nights approaching the theme is winter warmers.