Welcome to St Andrew's, Cobham. We are Cobham’s parish church and our aim is to know Jesus, and to make him known. We offer a host of activities for adults and children. Please explore our website to find out more. We hope to see you soon.
As we continue to pray for the future direction for our church,
looking forward to the arrival of our new Vicar in September, it is so easy to
get caught up with our own preferences and our passions and to hope the new
vicar will share them. Our passions may be good in themselves, God-given
giftings even, for the work which God wants us individually to do in our lives,
in the right time and place for them.
As a church, though, we need to "seek first the kingdom of
God and his righteousness", being open to the possibility that the way all
our gifts blend together may be different to how we imagine. Like a good
recipe, the result being richer for the balance of the ingredients not being
over-dominated by any one of them.
There is a time and a place for all our gifts (our skills,
experiences, abilities, personalities…), some to use within our church, some
within our community, our workplace or elsewhere. Seeking first the Kingdom of
God means seeking God's will before our own, God's priorities, and if we do
that, God provides what is needed at the right time. No worries. (Matthew Chapter 6)