Sadly, as you know Brian’s time with us has come to the end…

Sunday July 26 2020

Posted by Hillside Methodist Community Church on Saturday, 25 July 2020

Brian Final HillSide Sermon – Week 4 – July 26th 2020

Thank you to everyone who “drove-by” to wish them this morning; as sad as it was it was also very special! We wish them every happiness as they start a new chapter; they may be gone – but NEVER forgotten as they hold a very special place in our hearts!


It’s good an clean and fresh, tra-la-la…

 If you were around in the 80s you will remember this marketing slogan. This Sunday, 19th July Brian uses a simple laundry box’s ingredients to share / reveal what the Holy Spirit’s promise and commitment towards us is, as Brian invites us all to turn towards Jesus in the storm…

Remembering – Week 3 – July 19th 2020 Becoming Beautiful

On Sunday, 12th July:

I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

~ Ephesians 4:1

In the some 15 years that Brian has been our pastor at HillSide what has he learnt?

What has been grounded into his being through his experience of being a pastor?

What evidence of HillSide has been imprinted on his soul?

What has God been up to?

Brian offers us five last words and his hopes for the future…

We invite you to prepare your own bread and grape juice as we will also be sharing in our on-line Communion together.

Remembering – Week 2 – July 12th 2020 5 Lessons at HillSide

Sunday 05 July 2020

Winnie the Pooh

Posted by Hillside Methodist Community Church on Saturday, 4 July 2020

We are braver than we believe, stronger than we seem, and smarter than we think …  through community!

Sunday the 5th July Brian ashared with us one of your favourite sermons… The 1st in his 4 final sermons with HillSide …

Remembering – Week 1 – July 5th 2020 Winnie the Pooh – Saying Goodbye Sermon


Coming up in July:

July 12th 2020: 5 Lessons I have learnt at HillSide (2)

July 19th 2020:  Washing Powder (3)

July 26th 2020: Embracing the good in goodbye.

An Invitation to say goodbye!

“And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him” (Acts 20:38).

It is important for us all to say goodbye well – and sadly due to lockdown we’ve had to change our plans so this is what we’ll do:

You are invited to write Brian and his family a letter – and here are some ideas on what you could include…

  • What blessings/memories have you received from Brian as your minister that you want to give thanks to God for?
  • What blessings/memories do you want to give Brian and family as prayers for their journey?
  • What blessings/memories in your life do you most want carry with you?
  • What prayers/hopes/dreams do you hold for HillSide with Rev’ Allan and Stewart in the future?

Your letter can be emailed to him or given to him on …

Brian and Family will be waiting at the top of Nobel’s circle;

We will have marshals to guide you through, up and around the driveway

as you wait your turn to say goodbye from your car; time limits will apply.

Their moving cube will be packed and sailing this next week.

(So Brian will be on leave from 29th June to 4th July)