Welcome to Elmwood Church!

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We are an independent, evangelical church, with a vision to be a loving and learning Jesus-centred family, united in our desire to serve God, in reaching our community.

Elmwood is a very welcoming church, where the services are quite informal, with a great mix of applied bible teaching, lively singing and heartfelt prayer as we worship Jesus each week.

This site reflects many of the ways you can connect with Elmwood and explore faith in the Lord Jesus - but the web can never do justice to the reality - so do come and see for yourself this Sunday at 10.30am or 6.30pm.

Elmwood Leadership Team.

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Love Letters

I love writing letters! Ever since I was a child I was encouraged to write thank you cards when I received a gift, it was a habit that never left me. These days email, texts and phone conversations have largely taken over how we communicate. These are all excellent ways of contacting each other quickly, […]

Reset your brain

In our home groups we have been looking at Romans 12:1,2 where we are urged to offer our bodies as a ‘living sacrifice’ to God. If we want to know what this looks like we have only to look at Jesus who “made Himself nothing” when He became a man (Philipians 2:7). He emptied Himself […]

Whole Life Worship

“Christian worship demands a whole-life response … everything we do can and should be worship.” Sam Hargreaves Well that’s a challenge! If you are a regular at Elmwood, you will know that we are about to start a Sunday teaching series entitled “Whole Life Worship”, with Home Groups following the same theme. Worship is so […]

Walk Through the Bible

Leader’s Thoughts: Love Letters

I love writing letters! Ever since I was a child I was encouraged to write thank you cards when I received a gift, it was a habit that never left me.

These days email, texts and phone conversations have largely taken over how we communicate. These are all excellent ways of contacting each other quickly, but I still love the art of letter writing. It's different to texts and calls; it gives you time to think, and create something that’s considered.

In his letter to the Thessalonians, the apostle Paul starts with a personal message to the church there;

From Paul, Silas and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.
We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-3

It’s a reminder that in his letter writing, Paul encourages these early churches to carry on with their Christian faith and gives them wisdom and advice as to how to love God and learn from him. I am encouraged that although it’s not the most popular form of communication, my letter writing can give joy and encouragement, and even (with God’s help) be inspirational to the people I write to.

Is there someone you could write to this week to inspire and encourage them in their walk with God?


Rebecca Kelly
Leadership Team

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