Demos, riots and killing in Malawi

It’s with sadness that we’re receiving reports of rioting and killing in Malawi, especially in the area around Mzuzu, where we have friends and colleagues. We pray that the churches will be a strong witness for peace at this time. And we remember that, in all the political and social upheaval, it will be the poor and vulnerable who suffer most. Colchester Vineyard supports the development of eye care in northern Malawi through Focus on Malawi. More info at the BBC’s Malawi page.

Baptisms at Mersea

We had a beautiful evening at West Mersea on Saturday 25 June for a baptism gathering. Thanks to some others on the beach who whooped and cheered when each one went under! We celebrated what it means to make a new start in life, through the transforming power of Jesus.