Look to Jesus

  My favourite time to be church is on the streets.  Once a month I head to the city centre of Peterborough with as many as who would like to join me! It really is a highlight in my schedule, a refreshing and exhilarating aspect of serving as a minister. Sometimes I have a small…

Beach on the street 

I love it when churches ‘get out there’ in the midst of their communities. Especially on a Sunday, it kind of feels free from ‘religiousness’ and a bit naughty to be church in the mix of life, rather than hidden away in buildings that for most remain inaccessible.  Last Sunday the churches in Huntingdon lavishly…

God is like a dad who loves to hold our hands 

This morning was our monthly ‘Sunday Out’ in Peterborough. It’s a treat for me, one of my favourite ways to be and do church. A right ole’ highlight if I’m honest! Not that I don’t like services or singing songs, it’s just that this feels more like how church really can be, reaching out to…

The Queen and the King she serves 

  This morning was our monthly Sunday Out. (From a church service and onto the streets…)  My three children and I, alongside two of the city centre chaplaincy team gave out 175 free books! Some people asked questions and we had a few lovely conversations but most people were happy to just take a book.  They’re…

Pumpkins and God moving in mysterious ways…

It was a straight forward thing to do, really… Offer a free gift of a pot plant full of soil with a pumpkin seed and instructions as to how to grow one.  Each set of instructions had a simple explanation of why we were giving away a pumpkin to grow and the story Jesus told…

Saints on the Street 

I wrote this poem sitting in ASDA, then a park followed by a busy shopping centre, all three locations in Peterborough. It’s a painful activity to people watch. I don’t mean in the sense of spotting what people are wearing or observing what they are buying from the comfort of a café arm-chair. I mean…

Grace and peace 

This morning I had a cracking small team for our ‘Saints on the Street’ project. (St St) The three of us had a load of gifts with some good news to share… and we had great fun!  The concept of St St is a straight forward one: go to a public space and be amongst…

Love is…

…patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (Taken from the bible, 1 Corinthians 13)…