What is God like?

As part of our city centre team today we spent a second week giving away wooly hats and hugs. But why?! What’s the point of offering a free beanie or hearty hug? We are often asked why we do what we do and we had the honour to speak with many people what we believe…

Positive discrimination

We’ve heard of some people who live and work in Peterborough who are originally from Eastern Europe who have been jeared at and told to ‘go home’ since Brexit.  As a chaplaincy team on Friday we wanted to show love and welcome to people, especially those from Eastern Europe and decided to give out flowers…

The message of eternity

I had two volunteers this afternoon for the chaplaincy in Peterborough. As we met both started talking about their funerals and the arrangements they have made recently. Orders of services have been drawn up, songs chosen and even stipulations of what people should wear have been made. They are both very well and healthy, but…

Free Hugs in Cambridge

“It must be a Physiological experiment…” I overheard someone trying to make sense of what I was doing on the streets of Cambridge this morning. One of the Punt tour guides asked if I worked with a university and if I was conducting an experiment. I simply offered free hugs, alongside first time free hugger…

Greggs Grace

Sunday morning and I’m on the streets. The sun is shining and it’s busy. I have 3 volunteers with me from 3 different churches and I’m armed with a pile of free hug signs and some money, £50 to be precise which has been donated by an amazing supporter of The Light Project. The hope…