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Teaching to Encourage 

Resources to help you love God and his creation, be uplifted by God's word. Please feel free to use and share this content but do not alter it in anyway.

Commentary on Daniel

A chapter by chapter look at the story of small man in a big foreign city, there will be a new chapters added. 
Written by Jem Trehern

Commentary on Revelation 

Every week or so we will be putting up six to ten pages on a  commentary on Revelation that was produced for friends in India. The purpose in writing was not to provide all the answers but to focus on the culture and climate of the day and the amazing grace, mercy and love of Jesus. We hope that as you read it you will be greatly blessed - not with plans or agendas concerning the future but with the assurance that you are His and He is with you in all that you go through.
Written by Jem Trehern


Join us as we explore a short snap shot of scripture.


The Battle Belongs to the Lord

God is our victory and the battle belongs to him, but what does that really mean and how does it affect the way we deal with our own battles.

A very brief overview of the Bible

The Bible has been condensed, a simple overview that will help guide you as you read it for yourself
Written by Jem Trehern
God's law of love
Which religion if any is the right one?
Written by Jem Trehern
You are important
You were thought of in the mind of your Creator before the world came into exiastance. Before atoms and molecules were spoken into being there was a reason for creating you... there is someone who wants to share their life with you...
written by Jem Trehern
There are Snapshots through the scriptures of God's encouraging ways. In the early church we find ex-synagogue rulers mixing with ex-prosititutes, slaves worshipping alongside their masters, ex-occultists praying with Jewish men and women, and tax collectors preaching on forgiveness. Why is that?
written by Jem Trehern
You may think...
A statement of encouragement from a friend. We all struggle at times and some of us may feel we cannot change the way we think; yet there is hope and fortunately for us this hope it not found in ourself. Our hope comes from Jesus. He knows that our thinking does not change overnight and is there to help us. If we ask Him to help us He will teach us the right way to think through the reading of His word and the help of the Holy Spirit.
Written by Jem Trehern
What does 'examine yourself' mean?
This is a short explanation of the phrase 'examine yourself' found in scripture (2 Corinthians 13:3-5). 
Written by Anon
God is our refuge and strength. Psalm 59
We can look at Psalm 59 and see the example of David reminding us that ultimately God is our refuge and strength.
Written by Jem Trehern
In Hebrews 11 we see ordinary men and women of faith doing extraordinary things that are way beyond their personal ability.
Written by Jem Trehern
God is Good
In Psalm thirty-four verse eight David says that ‘the Lord is good;’ yet what does the word ‘good’ really mean and how do people view the word ‘good?’ 
Written by Jem Trehern
Power Part 1
What is power? Power is often defined as strength in action. It is not just strength in the sense of having someone who is strong but someone who is able to continue in strength and in doing so is powerful.
Written by Jem Trehern
Power Part 2
What is power? Power is often defined as strength in action. It is not just strength in the sense of having someone who is strong but someone who is able to continue in strength and in doing so is powerful.
Written by Jem Trehern
Forgiveness and the road to a healthier mind, Part 1
Written by Jem Trehern
Forgiveness and the road to a healthier mind, Part two
Written by Jem Trehern
Blessing: kneeling before another with gifts, Numbers 6:24
In the Bible ‘blessing’ speaks of stooping before another person and presenting them with gifts
Written by Jem Trehern
A Prayer, Jesus: the Lion and the Lamb
A short prayer from the recent sermon 'The Lamb of God'
Written by Peter Graham
The Church of the Firstborn (Heb 12:23) 
Through God’s gracious presence, the firstborn was able to empower, support, feed, and encourage others.
Written by Jem Trehern
Kingdom living
Sabbath and living heart of the Sabbath 
Written by Jem Trehern
OUR FATHER, Part one: A distant God? Knowing God as my Father
The Bible is a letter of invitation to get to know God as our heavenly Father and its story is written across the history of His world. In it we see the amazing depth of God’s love and the also suffering He is willing to go through in order to give us the opportunity to come home. 

OUR FATHER, Part two: Who is our Father?  Peace for the rebel. The compassion of a father for a son
Who or what is our father?

OUR FATHER, Part three: Incredible Love and Standing in his Strength
Written by Jem Trehern
This is Amazing Grace
In a world where very little, if anything, is offered for free there is a need to understand God’s grace because there is nothing else like it on earth. It is a grace that was forged in the heart of God before the world began and expressed in awesome power and humility through the death and resurrection of His Son, the Servant-King.
Written by Jem Trehern

Prophetic Vision
Prophetic speech challenges a world that seeks safety and security in its own plans and actions to turn and look to the Creator.
Written by Jem Trehern?
Making a difference: Being Salt and Light in today's world 
We are called to be salt and light in our world, interacting with a fallen world can have many trials but God never makes us do it alone.
Written by Kingsley Dent
Its all about relationship
Jesus came to restore our broken humanity and our broken relationship with God.
Written by Jem Trehern
What are the elements that makes up a human person and how do they interact?
Written by Jem Trehern
Kindness is important and often difficult. What does kindness communicate and how can I be kind?
Written by Jem Trehern
We can all struggle at times and sometimes may feel we cannot change the way we think. Yet there is hope and fortunately for us this hope it not found in self. 
Written by Jem Trehern
Attitudes have a big influence on our lives and wrong attitudes can leave us crippled even in the best of circumstances. However a good attitude to life leaves us open to blessing from God and able to grow in strength, even in the worst of situations.
Written by Jem Trehern
God's invitation to eat together

In Jesus’ willingness to sit with people  - all manner of people from hugely diverse backgrounds – we have a foretaste of the world that is to come because what we are seeing are not just social events but something that shows the heart of God.
Written by Jem Trehern
Parable of the amazing Landowner
A parable about workers rights and fairness? Or a parable about God's amazing rule and reign?
Written by Jem Trehern
What is Evil?
An exploration of the root of evil.
Written by Jem Trehern
Peace, “The LORD will bless His people with peace.” 
Peace is an increasingly rare word in our news and media, what does the Bible say about peace?
Written by Jem Trehern
The Lord's Supper
"And Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” What is the message behind the Lord's supper?
Written by Jem Trehern
Kingdom Living: Sabbath and living the heart of the Sabbath
In this short pamphlet we look at how the seventh day in creation became known as the Sabbath day and pointed to the grace, mercy and love of God that is ultimately found in Jesus.
Written by Jem Trehern
Authority and the Power of the servant-hearted
In a world where many use authority for little more than selfish gain, the Bible encourages us to turn to the One who possesses ultimate power and authority and reaches out with an amazing offer of life for the rebel.
Written by Jem Trehern
Your Kingdom Come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven
The kingdom of God speaks of God’s perfect rule and reign which by its very nature cannot be limited or confined to the church or a particular geographical area. So what is His kingdom?
Written by Jem Trehern 
Fruit of the Spirit
What is the fruit of the Spirit? That list of attributes seems far to unrealistic to be relevant. ‘Surely I can’t be all those things!’  This booklet discusses the futility of seeking those things for there own sake and the real fruitfulness of seeking the God who provides, strengthens and sustains, discovering those fruits in that relationship.
Torah (God's Teaching)
Many Christians have a view of God’s law as being outdated and a little judgemental and legalistic. In response to this, we are going to take a look at how we would define law before viewing the biblical picture of law which reveals a loving father pointing out the way that His children should live.
The parable of the shrewd manager
Did Jesus condone dishonesty?
The Power that comes from resting in the Lord
“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall not be shaken.” (Psalm 62:5-6) This booklet explores the powerful concept of resting in God.
One of our many problems we can have is not that we don’t know anything but that we know something and then fill in the gaps ourselves. In doing so we build a life that is never really lived as it should be lived. Instead of freedom we are more like a machine that never really works and lurches from one experience to another, depersonalising us along the way. Wisdom challenges that pattern.

The Fire of Our Own Actions or the Fire of His presence, Which one do you want? 
When we feel useless and as if everything has gone wrong, we need to remember that God is still present and is the One who encourages us and helps us deal with all that we struggle with. He is the true Shepherd who leads us deeper into new life in Him through the presence of the Holy Spirit.

The Good Samaritan: Unexpected love and compassion, Luke 10:25
An exploration of Luke 10:25 and the concept of the good Samaritan

What is the meaning of the Trinity?

Sin, The fire of our own actions
What is sin? 



Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after the service which is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access and a disabled toilet in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our worship team. We typically have 2 or 3 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then sing a final worship song and finish by sharing news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church.  Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.


What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 5 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Sunday School (5- 10 years)
  • Youth (11-15 years) Every other week.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome and songs. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the songs, someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. 

The children and young people group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, praying, music, craft and fun games. 


Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group who would be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help either on Sundays or any other time of the week, please do get in contact. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Youth Work
  • Toddler Group(s) (Tots Aloud)
  • Foodbank


Get in touch with us to plan your visit

If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.            Contact Us

What happens next? We will contact you to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.


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Lead Pastor
Peter Graham
  Youth and Community Pastor
Aaron Watts
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We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

The DRCC Team