Rector’s Blog

Singing Carols When The Frosty Wind May Moan

Dear Minster and Friends, “In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago.” Invitation lies at the heart of the nativity history and at the centre of our Christmas celebrations at Latimer […]

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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. […]

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Enquire of the Lord

Dear Minster and Friends, “David enquired of the Lord…” 2 Sam 5:19, 23 King David often faced many difficult situations – whether they were to do with his relationship with King Saul, his family or invading armies. The scriptures record two incidents only a few verses apart when David and his men were facing invading Philistine armies. Before […]

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Leadership in a Tangled Culture

Dear Minster and Friends, Last year the New Yorker magazine made the sweeping statement that ‘the United Kingdom is suffering a gaping leadership vacuum at a time when the nation’s very future is at stake. The current generation of political leaders is the weakest the country has seen in decades.’ (June 30th 2016). This view from the outside […]

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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 […]

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Remember Remember the 4th of November

Dear Minster and Friends, Okay, so I know it is the 5th of November, but for The Minster, Saturday 4th November is our Bonfire Night – instead of gunfire, treason and plot, we will be going for fireworks, marshmallows and hot dogs. Oh, and soup, hot chocolate and a wonderful event for all our friends […]

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Miracles are Events in Concert

Dear Minster and Friends, While small musical ensembles and bands do well without a conductor, when the few become the many, most orchestras choose to have a conductor. With the right hand and with a baton, a conductor usually sets, keeps and arranges the beat and the timing, and with the left hand brings the […]

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What’s Coming Up

Dear Minster and Friends, Just a short email this week to draw your attention to a few things coming up over the next few weeks. Firstly – it was so good to welcome a number of new people to our church family at the Newcomers Lunch last week. If you have not yet received a […]

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A New Hope + Sunder Krishnan

Dear Minster and Friends, First of all, I wanted to warmly commend our Guest Speaker for this Sunday- Sunder Krishnan. Sunder has been the preaching Pastor of Rexdale Alliance Church in Toronto for many years after a career in Atomic science. Amy and I consider him to be one of the most gifted Bible expositors […]

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A Vibrant Term Ahead!

Dear Minster and Friends, We have such a vibrant term ahead of us at Latimer Minster. Here is a short run down of a few things we have to look forward to… Our Sunday morning refreshments start from 10am with a short prayer meeting for any who want to attend from 9.45am. The main service […]

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