Summer & Friendships

Dear Minster and Friends, ‘As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David […]


Dear Minster and Friends, For some people reading this email ‘Friends’ is the name of a long running American Sitcom (236 episodes!) which ran for ten seasons from 1994- 2004, which explored a new urban reality of family being forged through friendships, rather than the nuclear home. The three men and three women overacted their […]

Coming Home…?

Dear Minster and Friends, As the heat of this last few weeks continues to bake the ground and roast the population, and as football fever and high hopes gripped us… a song rose that gave voice to those hopes… ‘it’s coming home…’ Since Jesus first told a wonderful story of the prodigal coming home, he […]

Can These Bones Live?

Dear Minster and Friends, The prophet Ezekiel was once confronted with an unusual sight and God asked him a question: Can these bones live? The sight was a valley filled with bones: “The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in […]

James: Pure & Practical Wisdom (Week 11)

 The wise confess + pray. James 5:13-20 If anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. James finishes his letter to those planted amongst the nations with a prayerful and practical end, particularly in relation to suffering. The first point he makes is if you are suffering you should pray.  No […]