We have just completed the Alive@5pm/10pm mission we believe God sent us on!

Followed swiftly by this Lion Bite:-  'Let it Flow'

God is a mighty river, He is a rushing stream.  His voice is like the sound of many waters and His river is always getting deeper.  He stands, raises His hand, speaks a word and the waves obey.  He is a fountain of abundance and a well of provision.  The Lord Almighty creates streams in the dry land and rains down on the thirsty soil.  He parts the seas that block the way forward and causes water to break out from a rock. God is a mighty river, He is a rushing stream....   There is a mighty torrent of flowing Holy Spirit water that God is inviting you to jump into.  It is moving forward with force, obliterating every obstacle that stands in its way.  This river has a mission; it has a place to get to and it will flow until it gets there.  The river of God is moving with speed and you are being invited to jump in and let it carry you.  


Fling off your fear, fling off every entanglement that would stop you from jumping in and throw yourself into this mighty torrent of flowing Holy Spirit water.  Be carried off into new lands and pastures, into new days and opportunities.  You're not running to keep up with the flow, you're leaning back into the Spirit of God letting Him carry you wherever He desires.  Let it flow. 

Exodus 17v6:- "Behold, I will stand before you there on a rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink."  And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Ezekiel 47v1-12:- And I saw water flowing from under the doorway toward the east, for the house looked toward the east.  The water was flowing from under the right side of the house, from south of the altar.  He brought me out of the north gate and led me around on the outside to the east gate. And I saw water coming from the south side.

Sailing in our River is a flotilla (armada?) of ships!

They are Discipleships, Leaderships, Hardships, Worships, Battleships, Fellowships, Friendships, Relationships, Citizenships, Churchmanships, Little Ships (Dunkirk Rescue), Ownerships, Partnerships, Lightships, Memberships, Sportsmanships,

and Yes! Championships.  

Look at their fresh bow-waves ploughing through the waves!  

Look at their oxygenated / bubbly wide wakes they are leaving behind them!

Their chains are broken!  

They are set FREE!

* "A ship is always safe at the shore, but that is not what it was built for" Albert Einstein

Click Here To hear our mission statement

2 Chronicles: 20,  Tim Hughes Talk:40 minutes very well spent!

"We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you."

After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went ahead of the army saying:

"Give thanks to the LORD,

for his love endures for ever."

See ‘Choir-Ahead-of-the-Army’

 2006 - 2016 above, right.


OAt our recent 'Alive@5' 16th July, over 40 singers were 'Choir ahead of the Army'. They sacrificed a sunny day in the garden or at the coast to Praise in the Godly Army of Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Miracle Workers, Healers, Helpers, Leaders, and Speakers we believe He is raising up to increase renewal, refreshment and revival.

The Lion Bite below arrived as we planned our gathering:-

"Now is the time when worship will take on a whole new meaning.  I have been forming underground rivers of my Spirit, of glorious worship that criss-crosses under the ground you are standing on.... Watch the water burst up, breaking through the ground like fountains in unexpected places!" 

Lion Bite, Glasgow Prophetic Centre 

With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!  Isaiah 12v3

"Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone

who believes in me may come and drink! Fro as the scriptures declare, "Rivers of Living Water will flow from his heart." " John 7v37-38

The day before, on the 15th July, the day before we gathered, the Lion Bite was:- "The mighty river of God's love gushes and flows at great speed.  Trees are planted beside it, their roots going deep in the waters of the mighty river.  And he invites his trees (thats you!) to put down deep roots in the river.... the river is fresh and provides abundantly for you. So dip in. Don't settle for stale water.  Don't wait till you lose your vibrancy.  Allow his water to cool you and bring abundance to your works today.  His river is essential for the cultivation of the fruit that is sweet and pure.

Psalm 1 v 3 says "They are like trees planted along the river bank, bearing fruit in each season.  Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do."  AMEN!


Alive@5 Praise Story


All Christian denominations invited to Praise God

in Unity. May His Holy Name br increasingly honoured in our communities.

2018 May: White Colne

2018 April: Great Maplestead

2018 March: Little Maplestead

2018 Feb: Greenstead Green

2018 Jan: Pebmarsh

2017 Dec: St Francis Halstead

2017  Nov: Little Yeldham

2017 Oct:Toppesfield

2017 Sept: Birdbrook

Alive@5pm History

2017 Hedingham Baptist Fellowship

2016 Crossways Fellowship, Halstead 

2015 Stambourne Congregational Chapel

2014 St Andrews Earls Colne

2014 St Nicholas Castle Hedingham

2013 Steeple Bumpstead Congregational Church

2013 Hedingham Road Halstead Baptist Church

2012 St Marys Steeple Bumpstead

2012 United Reform Church Halstead

2011 St Andrews Gt. Yeldham

2011 Praying the Colne bike ride Steeple         Bumpstead to Point Clear.

Fish picnic on the beach

2010 St Augustines Ashen

2010 St Peters Sible Hedingham

2010 United Reform Church Wethersfield

2009 St Andrews Halstead

2009 Earls Colne Baptist Church

2008 Congregational Church Ridgewell

2008 St Catherines Gosfield

2007 Hedingham Baptist Church

2007 St Peter and St Thomas Stambourne
2006 St Margarets Tilbury juxta Clare

For more praise events taking place within the Colne Valley, browse our events page.

Let your Living Water flow over my soul

Let your Holy Spirit come and take control

Of every situation that has troubled my mind

All my cares and burdens on to you I roll.

All my days I will sing your praise.....

Isaiah 40v31: but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and be not faint.

Jesus Helps Me.

One Hundred Christian Testimonies. 


Written by ordinary  people aged from 7-98 yrs telling of God's extraordinary work in their lives. "Let all that I am praise the LORD, May I never forget the good things He does for me"  Psalm 103:2 NLT.    

Jesus said: "Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven" 

Matthew 10:32 NLT   

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01440 730364

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