Nigel Ring on January 1st, 2018

First, Happy New Year! Church life tends to run in seasons which may involve changes in name. My personal history is intimately linked with some of these changes in Brighton. In 1981 my family moved to Brighton to fulfil the calling God had put on our lives to draw closer to Terry Virgo and serve […]

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Nigel Ring on October 15th, 2014

Multiple congregations The 1980s were years of steady growth of Clarendon Church. In 1984 we ran out of space and multiplied onto two congregations; a further three were added two years later. But we then realised that we had effectively created five churches. This ran counter to a prophetic word we had received in the […]

Continue reading about Moving on – some reflections. Part 3 – Growth

I believe that full time ministry is more a function of practicalities than a calling. It is not a status or promotion, but a necessity when it is not possible to carry out what God has called us to without devoting more time than is possible while pursuing a secular job. Twice God had spoken to […]

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