The Church Under Persecution

We were contacted on Facebook by a dear colleague in Sri Lanka regarding the terrible bombings. This happened virtually as they took place on Easter Sunday. He kept us informed on what was happening until we were advised that all Social Media was being shut down by the government of Sri Lanka. Fortunately, their Government has reacted quite quickly and arrested many of those organising the atrocities that took place. It seems that there is much persecution of Christians going on in the world today. Sadly, most of it is ignored by the media. Whether it is murderous attacks in […]

New Horizons

We have sadly come to the end of an era whereby we are saying goodbye to Pastor Alistair and his family. I’m sure you will agree with me that they will all be missed. His teaching over the last 25 years has benefited the whole church and we are so much the better for his ministry. It goes without saying that they will remain in our thoughts and prayers as they embark on a new adventure. Also, Pastor Alistair is launching out into new horizons and retirement with a new ministry. I am certain that God will really bless him […]


The old saying goes ‘All good things come to an end!’ We at Elim Christian Centre are entering a season of change. It has been my privilege to serve as Senior Pastor for just over twenty five years, and I will be stepping down from this role at the end of April. I want to place on record, via our web page, my heartfelt thanks for having the opportunity of serving this Church over this period of time. There have been joys and also challenges, but through it all God has been incredibly faithful to me and my family. This […]

New Beginnings

Greetings, and welcome to the web site of Elim Christian Centre, Glossop, Derbyshire, U.K. I always rejoice when the month of March arrives in that it usually marks the beginning of the season of Spring with nature coming to life and the prospect of light evenings. The onset of Spring can bring on the feeling of ‘New Beginnings’ and can be the spur to embrace change and adventure. Spring is often the time of the year in which people move house, or contemplate a fresh opportunity in the field of employment. It is often the season in which couples get […]

Political Paralysis

Greetings, and welcome to the web site of The Elim Christian Centre, Glossop, Derbyshire, U.K. Here in Britain at the moment, we find ourselves in the midst of a season of political crisis as our Political Leaders seek to find a way through the impasse of BREXIT. As I write, there seems to be little hope of uniting the warring factions at Westminster, and the clock is rapidly ticking toward the E.U. exit date of 29th March. Many are fearful over the possibility of Britain exiting the E.U. on a ‘NO DEAL’ basis. It is legitimate for Christians to hold […]

New Year 2019

May I take this opportunity on behalf of the Church community here at Elim Christian Centre, Glossop, Derbyshire. U.K., of wishing each and every one of you a very Happy and Blessed New Year. At this time of the year, once all of the festivities of the Christmas season have died down, we often pause and reflect upon the year that has just closed, and look ahead to the challenges and opportunities of the year that lies ahead of us. The passing of a year can serve to remind us of the good times, but also the more difficult moments […]

Our Christmas Dreams

Seasonal Greetings to all of you from members and friends of The Elim Christian Centre, Glossop, Derbyshire, U.K.  We sincerely hope that you and your family may enjoy a great time this festive season. Perhaps the greatest Christmas song ever recorded was the song made famous by Bing Crosby; ‘I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS’. People in some nations of the world place bets on the chances of snow falling on Christmas Day. For them this would provide the perfect backdrop with which to celebrate their festive season. Christmas is clearly a time in which family and friends come together […]

Lest we forget

Greetings, and welcome to the web site of Elim Christian Centre, Glossop, Derbyshire, U.K. Sunday the 11th of November will be Remembrance Sunday, a day in which millions of people here in the U.K. and in nations of the Commonwealth, will participate in acts of remembrance, honouring those who have fought and laid down their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts. Their noble and courageous sacrifice has served to provide for us the freedom we enjoy. It is right that we honour those who have served their country with such bravery and self sacrifice. This year marks […]

Honesty is always the best policy

Honesty and the simple exercise of telling the truth seem to be at a premium in the days in which we live. We read of corporate greed in the market place and of business leaders rewarding themselves with exorbitant bonus levels bringing upon themselves negative reputations of greed etc. Multi-nationals are often accused of tax avoidance and failing to pay the right levels of tax in the countries in which they trade. As I write, the news media in America is dominated by the Senate and Congressional hearings that are being conducted as they hear accusations made against a Senior […]

A new season

Greetings, and welcome to the web site of The Elim Christian Centre, Glossop, Derbyshire, U.K. What a glorious Summer we have enjoyed here in the U.K. with record temperatures and many flocking the coastal resorts both at home and overseas. September marks a change in the seasons as the early stages of Autumn begin and the nights start to close in. September is always the start of the new academic year with children returning to school and students leaving home to study at University. The start of a new season for many! I have always looked upon this month of […]