There are significant fault lines running through British society, so therefore to some degree in our community, and these underlie part of the debate on the EU referendum. If you start with “which is right and which is wrong", an ethical question, it is quickly reframed as a pragmatic question "which is better and which is worse". First fault line: do we still recognise right and wrong, or jettison these categories in favour of pragmatism? Then we might further interpret the question as: "is it good or bad for me?" Second fault line: which is more important?  My good or society's good? “Society” opens up a third fault line: who is allowed to be part of this society? Grayshott's relative wealth makes ours a very unusually homogenous neighbourhood. So should we prefer diversity (race, sexuality, culture, and in the EU debate ultimately unlimited immigration) or uniformity (ultimately fascism/communism)? Three fault lines: right /wrong; better /worse; for me/for society. In trying to choose we may start by asking again: which is “right”? But we end up following the same circle of questions. Current culture idolises both "following your dream" and "maximising your choices and personal identity ". A clash is inevitable because my dream may inhibit your choices - unless unusually my dream is to maximise your choices and personal identity.

Extraordinarily this poignantly describes God's dream- to maximise our choices and personal identity;  to know what is right for us and to work for it; to be good for us but not for Him; to invite us into his society without an entrance exam or qualifying wealth or skills. Further, without a supreme authority (God) does morality become reduced simply to personal opinion? And if so, how can there be any cohesion in any community or society? For the Christian, God's rights to rule, judge, and declare the moral truth are absolute. But God reveals Himself in Jesus to be the one who chooses to use His rights to liberate not to coerce; to be judged on a cross Himself in the place we deserved; and to bear mankind's immorality so that we can discover and choose a better way in companionship with Him.

Calendar of Events

Holy Communion (BCP)

Thursday 25th July, 2019
11:00 am - 11:45 am


9.00am Choral Mattins (BCP)

Sunday 28th July, 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am


10.30am Holy Communion with Contemporary Music

Sunday 28th July, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am


Holy Communion (BCP)

Thursday 1st August, 2019
11:00 am - 11:45 am


8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

Sunday 4th August, 2019
8:30 am - 9:30 am


10.30am All Age Service

Sunday 4th August, 2019
1:00 pm - 1:00 pm