Bonfire Night

Dear Minster and Friends, This Saturday is our annual Bonfire Night, which we’re really excited about! We will have lots of tasty hot food, hot chocolate and coffee, sparklers, a fire show and fireworks. We really encourage you to invite others to this wonderful, FREE event! Also our Early Morning Sunday Communion services are starting […]

In the busy-ness

  Dear Minster and Friends, Just lately, I’ve been quite busy. But then, who isn’t busy these days? One of the most common answers I receive to the standard question “how are you?”, is “oh, busy”, or something similar. An all-pervasive features of modern life, it seems, is busy-ness. Being busy isn’t necessarily a bad […]

What catches your attention?

  Dear Minster and Friends, The life of a home schooling mum is never dull and right now the change in weather gives a fantastic opportunity to learn new things. If you take a look around the farm, or pretty much anywhere damp and moist just now, you’ll see mushrooms sprouting up. Having had a […]

Swimming on land and walking on water

  Dear Minster and Friends, Jesus walked to them across the sea. They were terrified. They thought they had seen a ghost. Peter- usually one to act first and think later called out ‘if it’s you Lord, call for me to come to you over the waves’ and as Jesus responded, he clambered over the […]

Bonfire Night 2019

  We had a wonderful evening at our bonfire night last night, despite the sheer amount of rain!! Roughly 300 people came up to enjoy the bonfire and amazing fireworks display, also the wonderful food and hot chocolates! It was lovely seeing so many people from the church and also those who had never come […]

Waiting in eager expectation for the end

  Dear Minster and Friends, In October 1911 a woman was born who was later called the ‘Queen of Gospel ‘- Mahalia Jackson. Especially from the period from the Second World War, through the civil rights movement and until her death in 1972, she was able to voice hopes, fears, laments and encouragements, especially to […]

The many layers of a whole person

Dear Minster and Friends, For our captors demanded a song from us. Our tormentors insisted on a joyful hymn: “Sing us one of those songs of Jerusalem!” But how can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a pagan land? Psalm 137:4 Our Western culture is often reductive about what it means to […]

Racing Through Life

  Dear Minster and Friends, Please allow me to introduce myself! I’m Chris Lion, and I’ve recently been appointed Associate Vicar here. I have a wonderful wife, Charlotte, and four amazing children: Judah, Liberty, Miriam and Nathan. This week I had the privilege of going on a ‘supercar driving day’; it was a leaving present […]

Sweet Like Honey

  Dear Minster and friends; There is a world of difference between ‘being near someone’ and ‘having someone speak to you’. Once, when my 13 year old twins were incredibly young, perhaps 8 weeks old, we were invited to a private view of an art exhibition. We arrived mid-afternoon – and who was there – but […]

New Term

  Dear Minster and friends; This week the new academic year begins, and scrubbed up children are heading into school and teachers are getting haircuts. And for Latimer Minster, the term is also beginning. This Sunday the children and young people are moving up groups, and most of our activities will also be starting. I […]