What can I contribute?

The Current Situation Covid and lockdown have messed with our routines and what we saw as normal life. We have been left missing being with one another in 3D. For many of us we have lost the ways we serve others, we have lost the places and situations in which we used...

Forgiving one another

Connections Over the past number of weeks, on QPLive, we have been thinking about our connections – our relationships. This Sunday we are going to think about forgiveness; our need to forgive others and also to receive forgiveness. We all need to receive forgiveness...

Connection – criticism

Insult and Injury Lauren unexpectedly unearthed the worst side of human nature. It began in 2015 at a political rally in New Hampshire. (BBC three article) She stood up and asked presidential hopeful Donald Trump a question. The exchange went positively, and she...

The social network (part 1)

The Social Network. There was much in last Sunday’s QPLive to provoke deep reflection and repentance. Not least how we heal divisions, treat one another with dignity and celebrate our racial and cultural differences. I am deeply aware that it is no longer enough to be...

Pentecost (part 2)

What does Pentecost mean for us today? Back in April 2018 Clive Corfield, Senior Pastor of City Church in St Albans visited us at QP. Clive and his family have been friends of QP for many years and I am sure many of you have enjoyed and benefited from his ministry. I...

Pentecost (part 1)

What does Pentecost mean for us today? Last week we waited with the disciples as they followed Jesus’ instruction in Luke 24:49.   “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on...

Waiting (part 2)

He’s in the waiting Well one way to think about waiting and what it does to our souls is to practise it. I want to begin today by thanking everyone for their patience yesterday as we dealt with technical issues when trying to go live. Contrary to what some of...

Waiting (part 1)

‘Are we there yet?’ It’s the cry a million parents have heard from the back seat of the car as they have set off on a long journey. It was the cry, and remains the cry of Jesus’ followers commissioned to be his disciples. “are you at this time.. going to...

When things don’t go to plan (part 2)

When things don’t go to plan. It was good to be back with you all on Sunday morning as part of #QPLive. Thank you for your concern and prayers. The test for COVID19 came back negative, but whatever I had meant I lost all my energy and just wanted to sleep. At...

When life fails to go as planned (part 1)

Plans “The best-laid schemes o’ mice a’ men gang aft agley” wrote Robert Burns in the poem, “To a Mouse”, which countless Scottish school children have attempted to learn. His point is well made. Our human plans, no matter how well laid down, bump up...