Tis the season to sing raucously in the pub!

I can’t think of any other time of the year where it would be socially acceptable to stand up in a busy pub and sing songs about Jesus at the top of your voice and encourage others to also sing along with you! And for there to be applause afterwards too, I mean it’s bizarre!…

Church in the pub 

This months Wetherspoons magazine has a little article about what I do with my merry group of volunteer chaplains. The title is rather toungue in cheek: ‘Finding God in the Drapers arms.’  However the title is one which I believe to be true. As a chaplaincy team we experience God time and time again in…

Wetherspoon’s Chaplaincy 

Today I had the privilege of training a dozen people who are exploring setting up a chaplaincy in their local Wetherspoons.  What really got me about the day was the training bit at the beginning when we were joined by one of the managers of the pub, who despite being off work due to breaking…

What are the chances of that?! 

Most Friday mornings I paint down the pub. It’s part of what the team do in Wetherspoons in Peterborough as we serve as city centre chaplains.  While my other team mates listen to others, do ‘table talk’, use the Jesus deck or simply ‘get to know’ people, I paint. It’s my thing and it seems…