A Message from the Minister

The Rev’d Alison Richardson
See the contact page if you would like to get in touch with me. Or visit my website http://www.revinthehouse.com

There is a road which leads here – either a road of high hedges and rural scenes, or the super highway of the internet – but here you are at Silverton Methodist Church.  So welcome friend and stranger alike.

We hope you can find all the information you need about our church from these web pages, but please feel free to contact us if you want to know more.

At various times in life we need to give thought to the way ahead.  If the signposts are clear, so we are confident about the way ahead then all well and good, but if we are less certain then it will be important to take time to take stock before moving on.  Jesus faced some uncertainty during the forty days he spent in the wilderness immediately following his baptism.  Luke’s Gospel suggests it was a time of temptation for Jesus as he wrestled with the prospect of his call to ministry, and considered how he would fulfil God’s purpose.  Jesus did not have the physical signs to help him on his way, but instead God provided him with responses to the temptations he faced.  As he spent time in solitude he found he was able to be clear about what was required of him. My prayer is that we will find time to take stock, to look for those signposts that God will provide, and move forward in response to His leading. 

Please continue to pray for this wonderful world to be at peace and living in harmony as God created. We are all created in God’s own image, which is beautiful, different, diverse, yet bonded by a shared humanity. And, if Christians, we know that we are not perfect but forgiven, and are each called to be part of making this world beautiful again.

May God bless you.


I also have my own website www.revinthehouse.com