Little garden of Hope

I’ve been following our College and Collective daily challenges to be light in this painful and strange time. You too can see them on our Facebook page here: They’re simple daily challenges ranging from painting a picture for someone to putting up a poster of encouragement in your window. The idea that really caught my…

Celtish Christmas

We had the joy of hosting Nigel Cameron and Julie Cameron-Hall at Lighthouse cafe in Great Gransden as part of their Celtish Christmas Tour of the UK and Ireland. To put it simply, it was stunning. A friend of mine described it as having a shower for the soul. The tangible presence and lavish love…

Open the doors and love people

They had 3 members in the church 18 months ago. Yesterday the place felt half full with over 25 people, mainly young people and little ones adding to the service a wonderful buzz and playful noise that only children can bring! I was there to do the talk and also to encourage my friend Sue…

Fresh expression of Church in Great Gransden 

Yesterday I announced that Lighthouse cafe church will start on the 2nd Sunday of every month, 4-6 starting this September.  The announcement happened at a cafe event where local artist Kate Green exhibited some of her stunning work and spoke about her life as a Christian and an artist.  Before the event I shared with…

So easy peasy

I’m trundling home after a great day with Storehouse churches who gathered in Shrewsbury for the afternoon. The church meeting was good, but what was better was having an opportunity to go out and meet people to share something of the good news of Jesus. It was so easy. I mean, so easy. Those who…

Small kingdom changes

So, each month I gather to pray with the trustees of the charity that look after the building which I live in and the old chapel where we run our lighthouse cafe. Tracking the changes over the past 5 years of this prayer meeting is fascinating. Being in the midst of it can seem almost…