Coronavirus and Bible Society

I was a serving police officer for 30 years

I was a serving police officer for 30 years

I was a serving police officer for 30 years. Now, I’m the executive director of the Christian Police Association. I’m proud of our officers. But it’s really difficult being slightly on the side lines, watching your friends and colleagues on the...

I’ve been a chaplain at Heathrow for seven years

I’ve been a chaplain at Heathrow for seven years

I’ve volunteered as a chaplain at Heathrow for seven years. I love the mix of serving God, being with people, and, if I’m honest, being around aeroplanes! I spent 15 years in the aviation industry before going into church-related work, but I stil...

I’m an occupational therapist

I’m an occupational therapist

I’m an occupational therapist. I work in the community with children who have conditions like cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. Everything has changed, and is changing all the time. I’m now seeing adults in their homes. It could be anyone fr...

My husband and I split our time between South Africa and the UK

My husband and I split our time between South Africa and the UK

My husband and I split our time between South Africa and the UK. We are involved in discipleship and leadership training. I was a bit discombobulated about having to come back from South Africa. I have had a real washing machine of emotions about it....

Shortly before the lockdown began

Shortly before the lockdown began

Shortly before the lockdown began, my wife, Evelyn’s, breast cancer morphed into cancer of the spine. We thought that she had days, or a week or so, to live. It became clear that we could no longer care for her at home, so arrangements were made fo...

As a comedian, I sometimes wonder if I look for irony or it looks for me

As a comedian, I sometimes wonder if I look for irony or it looks for me

As a comedian, I sometimes wonder if I look for irony or it looks for me. Those ‘God-incidences’ (I wish that was a less clunky word) crop up so often, at times life sounds stranger than fiction. On that wretched day at the start of this crisis -...

Before the coronavirus outbreak I came out to New Zealand

Before the coronavirus outbreak I came out to New Zealand

Before the coronavirus outbreak, I came out to New Zealand, because I’d won a two-month writing scholarship. I’d wanted to do this for years. I feel pretty safe here, but, now there’s the chance to get a flight home. If I don’t take it, I cou...

I’m a music therapist

I’m a music therapist

I’m a music therapist, and my work has basically stopped. I haven’t worked for four or five weeks. I also have a lung condition – cystic fibrosis – so I’m shielding at the moment. It’s kind of weird. It’s strange to be told that you are...

What if I didn't have to fear death?

What if I didn't have to fear death?

Is there anyone who doesn't fear death? Apparently so. This Easter Sunday we explore why Christians take strength from the Easter story and how it can give us hope as we face the coronavirus crisis.

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