My role as chaplain comes to an end this week…It’s been an awesome 9 years, here’s some highlights

When I first started my role as city center chaplain in Peterborough my son was 9 years old. We had recently moved into the area and his new teacher asked him what his dad did for a job. he thought long and hard and eventually answered, 'my dad helps people love Jesus.' In hearing that … Continue reading My role as chaplain comes to an end this week…It’s been an awesome 9 years, here’s some highlights

So, I bought 1000 paint brushes to help me share the Christmas story…

It's a bit of a crazy idea really I know, but I wanted to encourage people to remember the Christmas story. I often meet people who think Christmas is about the birth of Santa, or about getting stuff, feasting or just a holiday. 'Do you need to brush up on the Christmas story?' is the … Continue reading So, I bought 1000 paint brushes to help me share the Christmas story…

Serving as chaplain on Bardsey…

Last week I got to serve as chaplain on the beautiful island of Bardsey. It's a far cry from city centre chaplaincy but the principles stay the same: love Jesus and hope that others may also come to love him too. It really is a privilege to serve as chaplain as I got to do … Continue reading Serving as chaplain on Bardsey…

Postcard prophecies

Most Wednesday's we have a team day. It's a day of support for my students and an opportunity to study the bible together and also learn or do something practical in evangelism. Yesterday I challenged each of them to buy three postcards and write words that they felt could be from God's heart to those … Continue reading Postcard prophecies

A day of hanging out and painting prophetic pictures in Lowestoft.

Once a term as part of our training for our students we have a 'slip stream' day. The premise is that we seek to walk in the slipstream of the Lord Jesus and go and do what he wants is to do. Today we ended up in Lowestoft and joined Esther Day who is training … Continue reading A day of hanging out and painting prophetic pictures in Lowestoft.

Prophetic paintings remind people they are known and loved by God

I had a treat this afternoon. I got to paint for people in a trendy pub in the city centre of Peterborough. Nice. Each one of the small paintings brought a sense of God knowing the person for whom it was for. It was a real privilege to share with the 5 people I met … Continue reading Prophetic paintings remind people they are known and loved by God

What a team!

We had one of our training days for the chaplaincy team. A day to relax, pray, go for a walk and pray for one another too. The theme and prayer for the day was that as a city centre team we would have soft hearts, that we would reach people out of compassion and rather … Continue reading What a team!

The guy who cleans the pub shocked me today…

He reviewed my book Philip- a novel, and said it was "@&£*+ brilliant." It wasn't his language which shocked but rather his enthusiasm. He told me that he had shared with his neighbour about it. He went on and on about how good it was! I felt somewhat overwhelmed. He's not been the most complimentary … Continue reading The guy who cleans the pub shocked me today…