5th Gospel

Dear Minster and Friends, This year, for the first time since the year 2000 I was away from my church over Easter, and though this left me feeling more than a little bereft, I have heard what wonderful services were enjoyed at the Minster on Good Friday and Easter Sunday – so a deep thanks […]

Bucket of Nails

‘They will gaze on the one they have pierced…’ (John 19:37 quoting Zech 12:10) In the moment of Jesus’ death so much was going on. The account is a description of the prophetic circumstances of the cross. When John was writing his gospel when he got to the moment of the crucifixion, he went to […]

Holiness and Dirty Hands

  The old covenant spoke of ‘clean hands a pure heart’ – stressing the purity of God’s presence and holiness and the terror of entering this awesome holiness unprepared. Psalm 24:3,4 “Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?  Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure […]