Friday, 22 May 2015

New Parish Conference

Really excited to be sharing at the New Parish Conference in October. It will be a great time of stories, challenges, worship, discussions and many many missional musings.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

News from me

Now seems as good a time as any to announce that at the end of June 2015 my contract as Pioneer Minister of Restore will expire and is not being renewed. My licence to minister also expires at the same time.

It is also pertinent to add that Clare and I had hoped that I would be able to continue as Pioneer Minister of Restore in a Self-Supporting Minister / Non-Stipendiary Minister capacity. However my request to become self-supporting has been denied.

Clare and I look to the future to what we will be doing and where we will be going next. Meanwhile, I continue to work towards my dream of being a successful Beyonce Knowles tribute act.

Your prayers are appreciated at this time.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015


In passing seconds
And glances
Imagined romances
Life works
Its way
Through time's vein
To this day
God's way
With ticking seconds
On big old clocks
Telling stories
With hands on their
Ten thousandth revolve
Hours unfold
Stories are told
Truth's sold
Lives lived bold
Time enthroned
Existence honed
Lived alone
And in the presence
Of hosts
Memory's ghosts
Future's toasts
Words spoken
Shouted uttered and muttered
Tears shed
New life squealing
Leaves falling
Hours passing
Love and mourning
Dust and calling
Growing falling
Moment's passings
Moment's graspings
Moment's callings

Friday, 8 May 2015


I feel like the following post, probably needs a bit of an introduction. I'm not usually much of a "swearer" in poetry, having only ever used one expletive in one version of one of my other poems. This poem was written as an ongoing response to an intense 24 hour period of reflection with a group of practitioners. It is in some ways, a summation of where we, as a group feel many of the missional and ecclesiological issues of the church are at. The poem was written in the midway point of the conference and shares the deeply held frustrations, limitations and challenges facing the body of Christ. Keep watching for more from #cmpfire.