Just a quick blog entry to say that the Archbishop Dr John Sentamu visited the project I set up in Chester 12 years ago! Slightly surreal to think The Light Project was based in my spare bedroom in a small terraced house back then.
He was accompanied by the Bishop of Birkenhead who is a great supporter of what we do.
The Archbishop of York web site said about his visit: ‘He will find out about The Light Project – which trains students on a foundation degree course in theology and evangelism. Based in Chester city centre, its students have placements with churches and other projects such as ‘Night Church’ and a homeless drop-in centre.’
Glyn Jones who leads the team in Chester presented Dr Sentamu with a relay baton, engraved with the words ‘The Light Project’ and one of our infamous brown t-shirts. The baton represents the passing on of the good news of Jesus that we seek to do in many creative ways.
Gill Reeve, assistant director spoke about how much Dr Sentamu affirmed the practical projects that we do and that we are educational, yet practical. He commented about ‘Night church’ our late night church for clubbers and night life and the students who train with us.
During the visit Glyn gave a presentation of the work of the project, a bit about the history, our ethos and desire to reach people with the good news. Dr John Sentamu spoke about the strength of being a living and learning community. Bishop Keith of Birlenhead expressed how much the Archbishop had loved the visit.