Pray & Sing Songs of Praise

Dear Minster and Friends, I hope you are enjoying the combination of the long summer evenings, a heatwave and lots of football. The next few days there is plenty going on: This Saturday – our Minster Makeover (9:30m – 3pm) do come join us if you can, for some time getting stuck in to help prepare […]

Cherry Picking

Dear Minster and Friends, The summer continues! It should be a scorcher this weekend at Latimer Minster, almost certainly we will have the side flaps down for a wonderful celebration together, which will have the great groups for all the children as well as the dedication of Leo Jackson in the earlier part of the […]

James: Pure & Practical Wisdom (Week 9)

The wise say, “If it is the Lord’s will.” James 4:13-5:6 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” In this passage of scripture James makes three essential points. The first point he makes is found in verses 13-17 and it is to be cautious […]

Who Holds Tomorrow

Dear Minster and Friends, I write this on the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster, which I mentioned last week. I have been in contact with our friends during the last week who live, work and minister on the ground in that community, and they thank us for our prayers and support. Many of them are […]

James: Pure & Practical Wisdom (Week 8)

 The wise submit their desires to God. James 4:1-12 What causes fights and quarrels among you?  Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? James highlights for us what is happening when we find ourselves fighting with others.  The problem has to do with what our hearts desire.  James uses the greek word hedenon in this […]

The Danger of Forgetting Fires

Dear Minster and Friends, A year ago, a devastating fire ripped through a building and a community in West London and now certain reports are coming to light, explaining and describing the contributing factors, the accident itself and the resulting tragedy. The aim of the Grenfell enquiries is to properly track what occurred, seek justice and to learn whatever lessons […]

James: Pure & Practical Wisdom (Week 7)

The wise cooperate instead of compete. James 3:13-18 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom. People will go to someone else for advice not only because they are wise but also because they are understanding.  The two go hand […]