Rector’s Blog

Hearing the right voice

Dear Minster and Friends   “a shepherd comes through the gate. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice and come to him; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.  He walks ahead of them; and they follow him, for they recognise his voice.” – John 10:2-4 […]

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Jesus is a force to be reckoned with…

Dear Minster and Friends, Colossians 2:13-15: “When you were dead in your sins….. God made you alive with Christ.  He forgave us all our sins, having cancelled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to a cross.  And having disarmed the powers […]

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Risen Conquering Son

Dear Minster and Friends Our Easter season this year at the Minster is entitled ‘Endless Victory’ – a phrase taken from one of the most loved and famous Easter hymns in the English language: Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son; endless is the victory, thou o’er death hast won; angels in bright raiment rolled […]

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Epic Love

Dear Minster and Friends This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. It began  just as the prophet Isaiah had written: “Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way. He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming,  Clear the road for him!’” This messenger was John […]

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An Endless Victory

Dear Minster and Friends, We have so much going on in the life of the Minster over the next month, and we don’t want any of you to miss out! If you haven’t picked up a Spring Guide (available from March-May), do pick one up from the ushers on Sunday, as this contains all our […]

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To Be A Pilgrim – Use Of Allegory

Sky became dark…Mark’s crucifixion account.   I watched with fascination the Italian rugby team run circles around the England players last weekend, citing a little known rule and laying with intelligence against a seemingly stronger side.  It was as if they had been taught to know the rules behind the rules and this allowed them, […]

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A Statement from the Executive Pastor

  “Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.   They risked their lives for me.  Not only I, but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.   Greet also the church that meets at their house.” (Romans 15) Dear Minster and Friends; The Apostle Paul had many special friends, […]

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Strength and Song

“The Lord is my strength and my song, he has become my salvation” Psalm 118 :14 Dear Minster and Friends; In recent weeks we have been asking the lord to ‘teach us how to worship’ – drawing succour from the Psalms and learning from the worship life of those who have gone before us. Tomorrow, […]

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