Life

Skydive complete!

Skydive complete!

At 9.30 on Friday morning I threw myself out of an aeroplane 3 miles above the Lancashire countryside and Irish sea So far over £1,500 raised. I’m aiming to raise £6,500 by asking businesses to match my target of […]

Fire Alert

Fire Alert

Liverpool city-region is fabulous. I love it. I’ve lived here over 21 yrs now, and I never get tired of saying how brilliant it is. I am proud to show visiting friends round and tell some of its stories. […]

The glories of the English summer

The glories of the English summer

Beautiful windswept beaches, miles of golden sand, and not a soul in sight. That’s the wonder of Pembrokeshire in June. Spain may have the sun and paella, Portugal may have the Algarve, France may have cheap supermarket booze, Italy […]

37 baptised in one day

37 baptised in one day

What a day! From 4 services, about 37 men and women from all walks of life were plunged under the bath-warm waters of our birthing pool. It’s always struck me as an incredibly appropriate name for our baptismal pool […]

A raised bed

A raised bed

With gritty determination in a weekend of cold and rain, I completed the construction of a raised bed along one wall of our garden. It was a small moment of triumph for me, not only that I had figured […]

Heaven Awaits

Heaven Awaits

For those of you in our 10:30 service last Sunday, along with crazy guys on exercise machines and men and women with inspiring prayer lives, you will have heard me interview a man called Phil Vogel. Phil was instrumental […]

Old School

Old School

My mum is 84 and moving to Liverpool. She came to this momentous decision in a very short space of time. She currently lives in the pretty Hertfordshire town of Ware. ‘Where do you live?’ – ‘Ware’. ‘Yes, where […]

Fabulous Francesca

Fabulous Francesca

What a joy being a grandparent is. At 7 ½ months Francesca had her first overnight experience at grandma and grandpa’s this weekend. A small removal van arrived with all the equipment, changes of clothing, specialist food supplies, walking […]

The power of community

The power of community

I arrived back from the Congo 10 days ago to discover that our house had been overrun with unexpected occupants – no it wasn’t a band of crusty squatters, it was my family. My lovely daughter, son-in-law and their […]

Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock

Many people talk of the culture shock experienced on arriving back in the west after visiting a developing nation. I guess after 4 trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo I should be used to the experience. But there […]