Author Archive: Frog Orr-Ewing

Summer!

Dear Friends, Got to love England. True to form the summer holidays usher in the rain, and at the Minster we have always decided to make the summer season pretty special. Even though many people are away, a large proportion of us are around and have friends and family coming to visit. Every Sunday over […]

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Now is the time…

Dear Friends, The last few years have been such an adventure, both for Latimer Minster, and for Stampwell Farm.  A new church congregation with a mission call and a farm on its way to restoration.  Over the last 4 1/2 years we have secured the farm with gates and fences, cleared the site of all […]

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Looking in All the Right Places

Dear Minster and Friends; What are you looking for?  Its an interesting question – maybe what you would now expect to hear from Siri, or one of the other automated personal assistants.  Maybe it is what you would expect to hear from a shop assistant as you wander around confused in the canned goods aisle […]

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Risen Conquering Son

Dear Minster and Friends Our Easter season this year at the Minster is entitled ‘Endless Victory’ – a phrase taken from one of the most loved and famous Easter hymns in the English language: Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son; endless is the victory, thou o’er death hast won; angels in bright raiment rolled […]

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Epic Love

Dear Minster and Friends This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. It began  just as the prophet Isaiah had written: “Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way. He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming,  Clear the road for him!’” This messenger was John […]

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To Be A Pilgrim – Use Of Allegory

Sky became dark…Mark’s crucifixion account.   I watched with fascination the Italian rugby team run circles around the England players last weekend, citing a little known rule and laying with intelligence against a seemingly stronger side.  It was as if they had been taught to know the rules behind the rules and this allowed them, […]

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A Statement from the Executive Pastor

  “Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.   They risked their lives for me.  Not only I, but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.   Greet also the church that meets at their house.” (Romans 15) Dear Minster and Friends; The Apostle Paul had many special friends, […]

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Strength and Song

“The Lord is my strength and my song, he has become my salvation” Psalm 118 :14 Dear Minster and Friends; In recent weeks we have been asking the lord to ‘teach us how to worship’ – drawing succour from the Psalms and learning from the worship life of those who have gone before us. Tomorrow, […]

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Fearless

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever.” Psalm 118 Last Sunday, inspired by Psalm 118 and our new series ‘teach us to worship’ I suggested we should look to 2017 to be a year in which we will be thankful, worshipful and fearless.  Max Lucado, in his excellent book […]

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