How to safely share the reason for the season this Christmas time.

What can we do to share the story of the most outrageously generous present this world has been graced with when we can’t gather and engage with groups of people? How can we gently encourage our neighbours and friends to lift their eyes off the pressure to levitate the gloom of the shadow of Covid…

It’s a new day

I need your help. At the end of November I’m taking 5 or so days to paint prophetically. 4 scenes of dawn entitled ‘It’s a new day’ with a prayer that this may serve as a symbol of hope for the new day that is dawning. The paintings will be 4 scenes from the UK…

It’s a new day dawning

It’s grey and miserable and it feels like I haven’t seen the sun for an age and a half! Two weeks ago I watched it rise. It was a morning like no other- an opportunity to simply sit and wait for the sun to dawn. Here’s a short film of 5 paintings that have flowed…

He reached down from on high.

I’ve done a series of paintings recently based on a simple verse from 2 Samuel 22.17. The one above is a large 90cm by 90cm painting with gold leaf, inks, masking fluid and acrylic paint this beauty would make a stunning feature in a room. The message that accompanies it is that God is our…

Shine a light to remember loved ones

Today we did an alternative Halloween event in our village. It was so simple: we gave an invitation to families to bring some food for the local foodbank and to take a free Halloween gift. Drop off. Pick up. Also on offer were simple gifts for children to take and small bags of coffee for…

Icon Out.

Due to Covid no one is allowed to use the simple Prayer Room on the island of Bardsey. Only the chaplain. In the heart of this room is a special icon. A picture that is used in prayer. It captures so much of what the island means to me, a place of encounter and meeting…

Soul Food Board

Yesterday as part of our ‘lighthouse cafe- inside out’ I created a soul food board to engage with people. The idea is to encourage people to pause and think about how to nourish their soul. I’ve been fascinated with the symbolism of feathers and the promises of covering and protection found in the scriptures associated…

What is the Good News in the Gospel?

This is an adaptation of a message I preached for St Peter’s Baptist Church Worcester over Zoom last Sunday. The gospel literally means good spiel. Good news. The reason why I’m able to write this to you today is that my sister sowed the seed of the gospel into my life. I heard it, and…