GOTHENBURG, Sweden - last weekend Hugh traveled to Gothenburg to visit Exoduskyrkan (Relational Mission church). They were hosting Terry Virgo who was doing a day conference on grace. It was also great to catch up with the  Helsinki Church Plant gang who planted out from The City Church  - the same church we came from.

Here are some snaps from the weekend...

Global Sunday 12th June (Canterbury)


On Sunday 12 June, we will NOT be meeting in Colchester but taking a road trip to our sending church, The City Church. When I (Hugh) was based at City, it was clear that we were to be a sending church. In my last few years I was responsible for church planting and had the privilege to be at the forefront of helping dear friends move to Helsinki, Finland to pioneer a work there (see, and helping another couple move to Lille, France to church plant there (see

Over the years many others have moved to be part of church plants or have simply got stuck in to young works in Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Uk and many more! God has also increasingly knitted the City church together with Radiant Church in Visalia, California in the US. Travis (who leads Radiant) and his wife Tiffany will be speaking at Global Sunday. I had the privilege of meeting Travis when I travelled the US for a part of my Sabbatical - they are great!

There are various reasons we are going, here are some;

  • To encourage those who have supported our plant in prayer, encouragement and resources
  • To be encouraged as we hear about what God is doing through one church
  • To get a taste of what it means to be a church caught up in global mission
  • To build relationships with a church we hope to partner with for years to come
  • To have fun together on a road trip!

Come and join us!

Weekend Review 21/02/16

We had a great time this weekend;

(a) Hearing news from Helsinki who were praying for us while Tom & Nicole Allen visited them. The Allen family are moving to join us in March. Woop!

(b) Having friends visit us to encourage and support us. They're from our sending church, The City Church in Whitstable.

(c) Hearing great reports from our gang who went to Sent 2016 - our network's 18-30s event

(d) Gathering as a plant for church