A pink teddy, red hat, a hand massage, and a heart to bring good news!

I've just spent the morning with Lowestoft town centre chaplains. They're an inspirational bunch from different churches in Lowestoft. The team is led by The Light Project College student Esther Day who is in her second year of part time studies with us in a foundation degree in Theology, Mission and Evangelism. What I witnessed … Continue reading A pink teddy, red hat, a hand massage, and a heart to bring good news!

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

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 … Continue reading Adventures on the street…

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…

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

Jesus wasn’t born on the 25th December. In fact he wasn’t even born in December. Does it matter?

  I find the over sentimental religious portrayal coupled with the over commercialisation and Coca-Cola’isation of the Christmas story exhausting. It saps the life out of me. I must admit that there are times when I have become so worn out of it all I yearn and hanker for a quieter, less fussy and busy, … Continue reading Jesus wasn’t born on the 25th December. In fact he wasn’t even born in December. Does it matter?

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 … Continue reading A morning of painting and just being…

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 … Continue reading Paintings that bring hope

What have woolly hats, repairing clothes, prayer, homemade cakes and great coffee have in common?

I help lead Lighthouse café with my friend Paul Taylor. Together with a wonderful team of volunteers we open up the doors of Great Gransden Baptist Church and welcome anyone and everyone to enjoy our café. It's only once a week and once a month for café church with a few concerts thrown into the … Continue reading What have woolly hats, repairing clothes, prayer, homemade cakes and great coffee have in common?