Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton is GATHER director for the Evangelical Alliance, formerly the senior pastor of Altrincham Baptist church, and chair of the Reaching the Unchurched Network (RUN). Roger also has other roles, serving as an independent executive member for his borough in Trafford, linking the community to the statutory authorities and a wider preaching and writing ministry.

Rising above the storm

2 November 2020Over the last few months I’ve often been reminded of this Dickens’s quote as I’ve observed both beauty and ugliness during this pandemic. The virus has taken so many lives across our country and the world. Its secondary effects upon our own land will be long-lasting, with high unemployment, increased mental health issues, young people’s futures blighted, vibrant businesses closing, and charities losing much-needed finance. We have all felt isolated, been stopped from seeing and hugging our…

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We are family

27 February 2019We were there, as some of the leaders of the church in the town, to have fellowship. I’m not sure what that means, but it didn’t seem to really qualify as the biblical definition of being part of the same family on the same mission. There was no major bust up or heated theological arguments; in fact, it was all a bit polite, safe and predictable, perhaps it would have had more life if someone had said something controversial or confessed to some juicy hidden sin. People talked about their…

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5 ways to show love in society today

1 July 20171. Love your neighbour Jesus was very simple in his response to the strategy on how to love society: to love your neighbour. This love can show itself in a multitude of ways, but it’s probably best to think about what action or reaction is the most loving thing to do to the person who is my neighbour. Who my neighbour is, in the most general sense, is anyone who I come across in my life. My work colleagues, friends, family, and people I meet in everyday life, at the supermarket checkout or the…

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