A thought for the month

New Beginnings.


I feel it appropriate to think of New Beginnings as we approach the 30th Anniversary of the South Hams Christian Fellowship. So much has happened in that time, some good, some not so good. As we’ve said before,  that first year was challenging to say the least! We were under constant attack, but the Lord brought us through, bound us together more strongly, and through the years we have witnessed the hand of God on many different occasions. It was thought in some quarters that we would last about two years . I’m glad I didn’t know that at the time!

Now we’re looking at another New Beginning, which is a different sort of challenge; knowing that if this is of the Lord, He will bring it about and we’ll be faced with a different future. We may only fully comprehend the significance of the move, in a few years time, when we look back.

It’s been New Beginnings for our family, as well, having moved into new homes; for me, after 54 years, to move into a smaller home, I fully expected to feel some emotional backlash, but not having any, just confirms that it’s been right, and the Lord has led me here. Also having Reg. and Fiona in Stokenham Barton, not only making it a family home again, but continuing using it for the work of the Fellowship and other outreach activities. Both Jack and Toby have New Beginnings, leaving school and home, for a life at University and again a  New Beginning  for Olivia overseas and a New Beginning for Ellie and David.

There is still work to be done for the Kingdom, and we need to believe that what the Lord begins, He’ll see through to the end!


Philippians 1 v 4-6 - In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.




Sunday Worship including Junior Church 10.30 am at Stokenham Parish Hall

3. Feb, 2019

Speaker - John Wibberley

1 Thess 2

10. Feb, 2019

Speaker - Gerry Matthewman

1 Thess 3

17. Feb, 2019

Speaker - George Kawalek

1 Thess 4

24. Feb, 2019

Speaker - Denis King

1 Thess 5
We will celebrate our 30th Anniversary during the service and there will be a 'Bring & Share' lunch afterwards at Stokenham Barton. Coffee will not be served after the service.