She was planted to display His glory

Dear Minster and Friends, On Sunday morning I spoke about the incredible life of Henrietta C. Mears, a Sunday school teacher whose influence spanned globally and across generations. Among many of her accomplishments for God (and there were many) included mentoring and raising up significant leaders who, in turn, would make an impact on the […]

Rocks in Your Bag

Dear Minster and Friends, Whilst standing in the line at Costa the other day I began to notice that my handbag seemed heavier than normal. As I peered into this bottomless pit I noticed several rocks. It made me smile as I remembered from our last holiday at the beach, Jonathan’s favourite activity was to […]

Don’t Let The Dirt Stick

Dear Minster and Friends, As I sat praying with Grace recently before bed time, I asked her the question who shall we pray for? She replied, “let’s pray for people who do bad things; that God would put His goodness into their hearts and clean away all the dirt.” As you can imagine I was […]


Dear Minster and Friends, I came across someone’s quote on twitter this week which said, “Much of modern discipleship has focused on making believers strong enough to survive the culture instead of bold enough to transform the culture.”  I felt incredibly challenged by this not just in my own discipleship but also as I disciple my young […]

Women’s Gathering

Dear Minster and Friends, On June 16th we are holding our first ever Women’s Gathering day retreat. We have themed this day around Proverbs 31:17 “Her arms are strong for Her task.”  Each of us have daily, weekly and monthly tasks and responsibilities that are uniquely ours to carry and yet at times it can […]

James: Pure & Practical Wisdom (Week 1)

a letter full of practical wisdom James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. James, the half brother of Jesus (Gal 1:19) and the disciple that would become the leader of the church in Jerusalem (Acts 15; Gal 2) started out as one of Jesus’ skeptics. […]

A little; often; over a long time

Dear Minster and Friends, Recently I have been reading the book ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ for my book club. It is the story of a girl named Francie, living with poverty at the beginning of the 20th century. In the story, Francie’s mother seeks the advice from her mother when she first gives birth to Francie, she wonders […]

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Dear Minster and Friends, A few weeks ago on Sunday, Simon shared with us some tools for how to tell others about Jesus. Simon reminded us of the spiritual battle we face and something that he said continues to echo in my mind; he made the point that the devil has three hopes for our lives. […]

A Light Has Dawned

Dear Minster and Friends, As the clocks changed last Sunday it seemed like all of a sudden coldness and darkness descended upon us. As someone who grew up in what was affectionately known as the “Sunny State” in Australia the seasons, as we experience them in the UK, both captivate and challenge me. There is […]

Who Are You Being Called To Love?

Dear Friends, As we keep journeying through the book of 1 John one of the subjects that John keeps revisiting is that a “true disciple is someone who is committed to loving others.”  (1:10; 3:10-11; 4:7-8; 19-21)  John keeps talking about this because it is what lays at the heart of the christian message and […]