A prayer of blessing

Blessing our community Last Sunday, Doug and Kate led us in a prayer of blessing for our community which was written by the Local Houses of Prayer. Thank you to Local Houses of Prayer for sharing their blessing with us.   Prayer of blessing Heavenly Father, we...

When all is stripped back

An ear worm they call it. That tune you can’t stop whistling, that incessantly annoying refrain that has colonised your mind. This week it was Matt Redman in my ear. “when the music fades and all is stripped away”It has been that kind of season. All the scaffolding...

Hope for the Future

This Covid 19 crisis is dragging on too long! Do you remember the glorious Spring weather of April and May, when lock down was a novel experience, and the guidelines were crystal clear? Now we are confused about what we can and cannot do, and we are increasingly fed...

Plant that Tree!

“The new normal”. It’s a phrase which has become widespread as people try to predict what a world upturned by COVID19 will look like. It contains a real tension as we find ourselves caught between the desire to return to normal life as we knew it and the opportunity...

God’s Father Heart

  Mostly we know that we are loved by God, but God does not just want us to know of his love for us but for us to encounter that love deep in our hearts. To know about God is a good start but, on its own, it is not enough if we are to know the abundance of life...

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...