Sunday, 31 August 2014


Greenbelt is a festival of music, literature and faith that takes place in the open air every year over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This year it moved to a new venue in the grounds of Boughton House near Kettering in Northamptonshire. In additions to concerts, talks and worship of different kinds, there is a large tent with exhibits and information from many different faith and justice organisations. The 'All We Can' stand provided an important Methodist presence.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


Last weekend I made my first District visit, to Newcastle-on-Tyne, and it was a great privilege to preach at Seahouses Methodist Church, Northumberland.

I was baptised in this church. Every step in my life of faith, every twist and turn, every time that God has called me or inspired me or held me or challenged me, all that began in this place and at that moment. So it was fitting and moving that at the start of my VP year I should be there once again.

To my astonishment there were some in the congregation who remembered my family and my baptism! It was wonderful to meet them again.

With Revs David  Collinson, Leo Osborn and Ranald Wylie who led the worship

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

My Church

Here's my church, Dialstone Lane Methodist Church in Stockport, and here's us at the end of our very energetic 3-day holiday club this week!
 And here's the new cloth we made for our Communion Table decorated with our hand prints!