Living Church: Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

This week we are starting a new sermon series for our morning services at Sunnyside and St John’s, Bourne End. We are going to explore Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians and see what it tells us about being a living church and how being part of God’s Church has an impact on how we live [...]

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The Leprosy Mission & Home-Start Dacorum

The Leprosy Mission

The Leprosy Mission is a global Christian organisation founded in prayer over 145 years ago and leads the fight against leprosy seeking to bring about transformation; breaking the chains of leprosy and empowering people to attain healing, dignity and life in all its fullness. Please pray for:

protection for staff working in areas [...]

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Gift Day Leaflet

We are trying to be much more mindful of caring for the environment at Sunnyside which includes printing less material. Therefore, we will only produce enough printed Gift Day Leaflets for those who are not online. Here is our leaflet for Gift Day 2021 which tells you about what Gift Day is and how you [...]

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Praying for Gift Day

Our pattern, since April when we introduced this suggestion, has been to prayspecifically each month for two of our twenty plus Gift Day beneficiaries, highlightingthe work of one from the UK and an International one. Even though there may berequests for prayer from our beneficiaries on other occasions, which will get prayedfor when we receive [...]

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Launching Gift Day 2021

‘There are different kinds of service but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working but in allof them and in everyone it is the same God at work’. 1 Corinthians 12.5-6

We may not be able to serve in the mission field here or overseas but we can support them by our [...]

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Called to serve

‘Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.’1 Corinthians 12.27

Whilst we were trying to keep each other safe during the worst of the covid pandemic, it was right that we greatly limited those who could be involved in enabling our worship at Sunnyside. As we [...]

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Church Missionary Society and Sunnyside Rural Trust


The Church Missionary Society works in 40 countries to bring the Gospel to local communities. They have asked us to pray for:

Paul Thaxter ( former director for International Mission ) especially as he prepares to preach in September, launching Gift Day 2021Chris and Veronica ( working in Spain and the Arab World) especially as they [...]

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A new sermon series for August

Come and hear, all you who fear God;    let me tell you what he has done for me.Psalm 66.16

Stories are powerful things, and it is no accident that the Bible is full of them. The Bible is also one big story of God and his love for his creation. Looking at the stories of others [...]

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The Listening Project

On Sunday 27 June, we launched the pilot for an exciting new initiative called The Listening Project.  It was launched in the context of a sermon about growth – both individual growth and our growth as a church family.  You can listen to the sermon here.

The project aims to find out how people are feeling [...]

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Christmas at Sunnyside

You will see that the home page of our website is looking a bit different. We are getting ready to celebrate Advent and Christmas. We will be adding things to the website regularly so do keep having a look. Here are the links to what you will find:Christmas Services: all the information you need to join [...]

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