Hello, my name is Colin and I am a neighbourhood chaplain based at Hockliffe Street Baptist Church, Leighton Buzzard and also working with Langdale Church, Dunstable.
If you are wondering why this web site is called Hope on the Street, this was the name for a market stall outreach I used to run at Leighton Buzzard some years ago. These days I connect with people through community visiting by Zoom and phone. Since the lockdown I have been doing Facebook Live and Youtube videos, offering prayer and reflections to encourage us during these difficult times.
If you would like to explore spiritual things, have a chat or just ask a question please get in touch. We have a team of befriending volunteers called Leighton Buzzard Neighbourhood Chaplains and also a counselling service. Please use the contact us page for more information.
How can God help us through difficult times, such as those we’re going through? Click here for a short video
What do we do?
- offer befriending support by phone and visit people in the community (keeping appropriate social distancing)
- offering confidential prayer – leave a message or text the Neighbourhood Chaplains Prayerline 07731 794635
- being an online presence – Prayers@One is on Facebook Live at 1pm every Monday, and Friday. Please join me for some short prayers and reflections to encourage us in these difficult times.
- See our Youtube channel for short videos and cartoons (designed for those interested in finding out about faith)
- Alpha online. This is an exciting series of videos exploring the big questions of life. Everyday we ask so many questions but we rarely get the chance to look at life’s big questions. This is a great place to look at why am I here? What is the meaning of life? etc . Click here to play the short intro video for Alpha here
What difference would it make if God made you, knows everything about you and has a plan for your life?
Could it be true that we can find acceptance and freedom (from guilt, selfish thing we’ve done to others etc) in Christ?
Christianity addresses these and the many other basic questions that human beings have asked since the dawn of time. Check out information on this website on exploring Christianity and also the true life stories of some local people.