Adventures on the street…

I’ve spent a few hours on the streets of Peterborough with a trainee vicar on placement with me called Keri. She’s an incredibly gifted people person. We met together to reach out to all kinds of people, but we especially wanted to bring something of the good news to people who are Muslim. We both…

Yet what I can I give Him?… Give my heart.

I took part in some Christmas outreach with the churches in the city centre. Organised by my friend Jonathan at Park Road Baptist Church he had arranged some awesome puppets, a craft table, lots of chocolate, and ‘happy birthday Jesus’ balloons! Crowds gathered to watch the puppets- they were sooooo good! I brought along an…

A morning of painting and just being…

I spent the morning painting at Argo Lounge in Peterbough . It’s a trendy place, comfy and retro rolled into one. The staff are awesome and they welcome the chaplaincy team every Friday, this morning our two amazing chaplains John and Margaret couldn’t make it so I stepped in and covered for them in a…

“I am forsaken by God.”

‘I am forsaken by God’ read the small sign on the belly of a man who is a crack addict. He’s also a Muslim by background and culture and I’ve got to know him over the years from the streets. I shared my lunch with him as we sat on the ground, enjoying a few…

Paintings that bring hope

I love using what I’ve got to let others ‘in’ on the good news of Jesus. There were a few people I painted for recently who needed to know that they can have and hold on to hope. That they are known and loved by God. Each painting carried a specific message- they’re simple and…

Everyone you meet is a potential disciple of Jesus.

I wrote this article for this Autumns Baptists Together magazine. Enjoy: Everyone you meet is a potential disciple of Jesus. Everyone. The first friends of Jesus were plucked from one way of life and work and plonked into a new role of heralding and showing the coming Kingdom of God. Fishermen to fishers of men….

They said their marriage wouldn’t last…

One of the regulars at the pub made me laugh today. Lots. I had the privilege of sitting with him as I drank copious amounts of coffee and he sipped on his pint of Abbots sharing some stories about his marriage and work in post war Austria. I’ve heard many of Bob’s* tales before. He…

May I say something to you?

I was struck by a phrase that I read in the book of Acts when Paul was carried away from an angry crowd who were shouting for him to be rid of! Paul asked ‘may I say something to you?’ (Acts 21.37) So I made a simple sign and set up a plinth for me…