Neil Townsend's Blog

How did it get to Thursday?

It was great to get back to Wantage for Sunday morning and worship. I had had a good time with our many friends in France. It was a fantastic time of consolidation for the network there and there was a much greater sense of everyone moving towards the same goals with the same values than ever before. But it was great to be home. more

Half term already!

Sunday morning was a dleight to me, as we worshipped God, head some great stories of him at work in our lives and were encouraged to keep ourselves equipped in God for all he is doing now and is going to do. Good to hear a diversity of people involved. God is moving, and we have the great privilege of being part! Well done also to Jude on preaching. more

Half term already!

Sunday morning was a dleight to me, as we worshipped God, head some great stories of him at work in our lives and were encouraged to keep ourselves equipped in God for all he is doing now and is going to do. Good to hear a diversity of people involved. God is moving, and we have the great privilege of being part! Well done also to Jude on preaching. more

Phew!

Just back from tonight's family meeting with a special guest appearance from David Margetts, just back from California. Delightfully free from excess tan and american accent, he encourgaed us about how close we are to seeing more of the awesome power of God for good. more

The throne, the church

What a celebration we had on Sunday. Very different, very creative. Some bits may not have been "your cup of tea", but the overall effect was great. more

You are awesome!

As I start the week, I find myself reflecting on the privilege of leading Wantage Community Church. On Sunday there was a Kid’s Praise event and an Alpha course running downstairs, helping children and adults discover more of God. In the evening the NewID course started, helping people find freedom from eating disorders. more

Four baptisms and a run

A friend pointed out that it's nearly a year since I last posted to my blog. When I started, I managed to fix a time in the week when I would sit down and write my blog entry, but the rhythm of life changed and I forgot to keep up with the blog. So, turning over a new leaf, time to start again. more

Love in action

Really enjoyed the inaugural South Oxfordshrie Celebration, gathering the Abingdon, Didcot and Wantage churches. As the old saying goes, we are definitely stronger together and it's was great to gathr to worhsip God together, to pray for couple of initiatives in the area and to hear Rich and Kate speak. more

Ooops

As I said on Sunday, my arm took a bit of a knock a few days ago. As the pain wasn't getting better I took myself off the Abingdon Minor Injuries yesterday where they informed me that I had a minor fracture in a bone in my elbow. For those who like details, it is called a "cheese slice". As it happened in France, this seems very appropriate!
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In at the deep end

8:30am, Sunday morning, enjoying a shower. D pops her head into the room to tell me that Steve called and I'm leading the celebration. In at the deep end again. To be honest, I enjoyed it and count it a privilege. It was great to worship God with passion together and to touch God's heart of compassion over the meeting. more

Name:
Neil Townsend
Role:
Wantage Pastor

Married to the beautiful D with three amazing daughters (Zoe, Lucy and Naomi), a chicken, two rabbits and one cat (called Scooby-Doo).

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