May 1, 2022 CPAUK

Seeing this tranquil picture and feeling the season around us just makes me think of Spring. Being in the park, and using what we have to hand to enjoy the day. By deduction, paper boats mean there are children nearby. On closer inspection though, we see a couple of the boats contain autumn leaves, which…

April 1, 2022 CPAUK

On the very first Easter Sunday, Jesus made his fourth resurrection appearance to two believers walking dejectedly from Jerusalem to Emmaus. The beautiful painting by Caravaggio above, interprets the crescendo of the scene described in…

March 1, 2022 CPAUK

Early Christian writings dating back to the 4th Century record the tradition of fasting before Easter. At that time, bread, vegetables, salt and water were permitted. All meat and wine were forbidden. It was also a period of alms giving, self reflection, simplicity and sincerity. Lent is still observed by Christians today…

February 1, 2022 CPAUK

CPA was formed by Catherine Gurney in 1883 on the basis of care for the welfare of serving officers. In line with the CPA Mission and Vision, Lancashire branch leadership team Paul Pountain and Tim Fryer produced an online event for officer and staff wellbeing on the morning of Wednesday 19th January 2022, titled ‘Feeling…

January 28, 2022 CPAUK

CPA Leaders Mike Quinnell and Tony Gale successfully ran two CPA Online Alpha Courses during 2021, specifically for police colleagues. The next course will start on Tuesday 8th March 2022 and continue for 13x weeks on Tuesday evenings at 7pm until 31st May 2022 inclusive. Each interactive session usually lasts 60-90 minutes. The video and…

January 1, 2022 CPAUK

Happy New Year! Or should I say Hopey New Year! Let me explain. During an online coffee meeting with Thames Valley Police in the run up to Christmas, we were brilliantly challenged by Zoe from Wellbeing to an almost impossible task. To sum up 2021 in one word! Then as if that wasn’t hard enough,…

December 1, 2021 CPAUK

It’s been suggested that if you strip away all the Christmas activities and traditions, then you’re left with no Christmas at all! Yet at its heart Christmas will always be much more than traditions. At its heart, Christmas is about the birth not just of a baby but of the beginning of a new relationship…

November 1, 2021 CPAUK

November is the time that we all remember those who have died in conflicts and wars, both recent and those stretching back through recent history. We acknowledge that our freedoms, our liberty and our ability to openly acknowledge our faith in God, came at a huge price…

October 1, 2021 CPAUK

The Christian Ambulance Association hosted an Emergency Services in Praise event at Monyhull Church in Birmingham on the 7th September 2021. Members of the Christian Ambulance Association, Christian Police Association and Firefighters for Christ were in attendance from all over the country, and it was a wonderful time of worship and fellowship together…