Restore Your Soul

Dear Minster and Friends, This week a wonderful preacher, pastor and scholar, Eugene Peterson, passed into his eternal future. He was most well known for translating the bible into a modern paraphrase called ‘The Message’ The family of Eugene Peterson said that so confident was he of spending time with the Lord upon his death […]

Rethinking

Dear Minster and Friends, Many people have not investigated Christianity and rejected what we believe in the basis of history, or on the creeds and the gospels, or the evidence backing up the reasons we believe what we do. Many suppose that Christianity is a faith, in which faith means ‘believing something despite the evidence to […]

Moving from despair to praise

“and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” Isaiah 61:3 NIV Dear Minster and Friends, God has always turned hearts and souls around, and heaven knows […]

Building towards a more fruitful future

Dear Minster and Friends, Last Sunday I shared a few passages and a parable which I felt were going to be important as we journey together as a church. I spoke about the original vision of a Minster Church, to be a resourcing hub and community for mission, to have a place which could enable that, and […]