Posted by: Ian Potts | August 25, 2011

The Church

Listen to the current series of messages on The Church, as preached at our meetings in Awliscombe.

Please note that there will be no meetings on Sunday 31st July and Sunday 7th August.

Posted by: Ian Potts | May 25, 2011

Messages from Minehead

The two messages preached on the 22nd May at Minehead were as follows:

“Unashamed of The Gospel of Christ” Romans 1:16

“My Sheep Hear My Voice” John 10:27-28

Posted by: Ian Potts | May 18, 2011

Sunday 22nd May 2011 – No meeting at Awliscombe

Please note that there will be no meeting at Awliscombe this coming Sunday (the 22nd May).

Ian Potts is preaching, God willing, at Millbridge Evangelical Church, Minehead, at 10:30am and 6:30pm that day.

Posted by: Ian Potts | February 16, 2011

Law and Grace

Recently Ian has been preaching through the book of Galatians at Awliscombe. You may follow this series of messages here

Other recent messages can be heard here.

Posted by: Ian Potts | December 3, 2010

A New Addition

We thank the Lord for His goodness towards us in granting us a third son,
Joseph Edward, born on Tuesday 30th November 2010 at 3:37pm.

Joseph weighed 7lb 11oz and both mother and baby are doing well – they came home on Wednesday, just in time to be snowed in at home for the rest of the week!

 Ian and Rachel, Benjamin & Joshua (Potts)

Joseph Edward

Posted by: Ian Potts | August 24, 2010


Do you ever feel alone? Seemingly walking another direction from everyone else? Isolated? On your own?

This is not uncommon for the Lord’s people. Sooner or later they will know what it is to walk this path – to be alone. The One they follow, and the Message they bring, is not welcome here, nor is it wanted. As with their Master they will find that others treat them with reserve and distance themselves from them. The world, friends, and even family, misunderstand, misrepresent and misjudge. The gospel of God’s grace is no more welcome today than it was when Christ sent forth His twelve disciples to preach it in their day and generation. The natural man receives not the things of God – he opposes them, rejects them, despises them and closes his ears to them.

It is understandable then, that in the face of such natural opposition, from so many, that the child of God can feel isolated – alone. Like a faint, flickering candle in a very dark room. Yet, whatever the outward appearance, the reality is so different. For I tell you, that however he may feel, the child of God, in Christ, is never, never, alone! Whatever the opposition of men around him, whatever the disinterest, whatever the disdain, he walks with a Companion so close, so true, so faithful, so trustworthy, so near, and in such a union, that the world could never understand! Christ has said unto His own “I will never leave you, nor forsake you” – and He never does! Indeed, the very cause that sets the believer apart from others, that makes him feel alone, is the very same thing that ensures that the believer, unlike any other, is never, ever, truly alone! He has – unlike the wicked who perish – the “one thing needful”… Christ and Him alone.

Posted by: Ian Potts | July 22, 2010

July 25th and August 1st

Please note that there will be no meetings held at Awliscombe on the Sundays of 25th July and 1st August.

Posted by: Ian Potts | December 9, 2009

Recent Honiton Sovereign Grace Meetings

Just a reminder that the most recent messages from our Sunday meetings can be heard on our page on

Posted by: Ian Potts | November 30, 2009

NEW FOCUS Sovereign Grace Conference 2010

God willing, Don Fortner is again hoping to pay a visit to the UK in 2010, but instead of preaching in multiple locations, it is hoped to have one combined conference at Eggleston Baptist Church, Egglesburn, near Barnard Castle in County Durham.
This means that we will have no Sovereign Grace Conference in Sidmouth, as we have done in past years, but we will be joining the brethren at Eggleston at the ‘New Focus’ conference. 
The conference is expected to be held between Friday 9th April and Sunday 11th April, following a similar format to the previous ‘New Focus’ Magazine Conferences held in 2008 and 2009, but this time it is expected that there will be several preachers scheduled throughout the weekend.
Further details to follow – but in the meantime please add the dates to your diary!
*Update: It is expected that, God willing, the following preachers will deliver messages at the conference over the course of the weekend: Don Fortner, George Ella, Allan Jellett, Peter Meney & Ian Potts 
(See for messages by most of these preachers)

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