A little uplifting story from this morning: I had the joy of leading communion at our Church this morning at the first service. I enjoy inviting all those who are present to gather around the table and we serve one another the bread and wine around the circle and we also pray together. As part … Continue reading The engagement ring of 64 years was lost and then found in the bowl with the communion bread!
For this years holiday the Duffett family went on an adventure by train to visit different sites around southern Italy. It was a massive treat and we took in the major tourist destinations, the most stunning being Vatican City and the famous Sistine Chapel and the grand St Peters too. The sheer numbers of people … Continue reading The priest was tucked away in the corner at the exit of the Sistine Chapel.
So, what do you actually do for nearly 2 weeks on an island without WiFi and electricity? Check out this short film from Chris’ latest experience of serving as Bardsey Island Chaplain.
Recently I led a small team of 7 people to explore different ways of painting with the hope that together we would then give some of the paintings away. For some, this was a brand new experience so I gave plenty of time to 'play' with the materials and explore different techniques as well as … Continue reading Evangelism and art
After taking this painting off the frame, rolling it up and putting it way back hidden away into the depths of my studio it then featured in two magazines including the front cover of this summers Baptist Together magazine! Last week I sold the original to a baptist minister who bought it for a present … Continue reading Instead of throwing it away I rolled the painting up and stored it in my studio thinking I would never see it again…
I spoke on Sunday morning at our church in Cambourne on Philip the evangelist. It's a treat for me to speak about his life and the biblical stories about him. He's a bit of a hero of mine. As part of the talk I shared a poem that I had written years ago, but it … Continue reading Catch me if you can!
Just as the dove is commonly used as a symbol of the Holy Spirit the ancient Celts third person of the trinity was represented as a wild goose. Recently I was commissioned to paint for someone who wanted to give a gift to a friend... they asked me to paint something that would speak from … Continue reading Wild geese
Over the past six months I've been working on an idea for a painting that All Souls orchestra commissioned me to do for their conductor who is retiring today! When I started the process I had a picture of a river flowing down through and upon the conductor. Much like the promise given by Jesus … Continue reading God’s hand
Thank you to everyone who came to our stand and asked about what we do!
It was fairly quiet at our weekly community lighthouse cafe this week so I did some prayer paintings for some of our regulars to encourage them. Each one carried a simple message and encouragement: