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Latest communication: Coronavirus

We will be using this page to post our latest communication regarding what we are doing following the restrictions in place due to CoronaVirus. 17th March Dear Minster and friends This email is to update you about the fast-changing situation regarding COVID-19. Frog and Amy have also penned some thoughts, resources and advice from them […]

Fear, Faith and Hope

Dear Minster and Friends, There is a lot of fear around at the moment. The coronavirus is the subject of much fear in our society; but even before and beyond that, it seems we live in a world that is often fearful. Fear, in and of itself, isn’t necessarily a problem. It can lead us […]

Are you ready?

  Dear Minster and Friends, Scripture tells us that God is a good Father, who loves to give good gifts to His children. And yet, often, it feels like we ask for gifts from God, but don’t receive them. So what’s going on? Judah, my son, would love to be given the keys to my […]

Perspective

Dear Minster and Friends, Things look different from a distance. I’m sure you can think of some examples; one for me is the way that the world looks so different when viewed from an aeroplane window. Everything looks like it’s in miniature; and things seems to move much more slowly. Metaphorically-speaking, it’s not dissimilar with […]

Refuge from the Storm

  Dear Minster and friends, “Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.” Psalm 2:12 A refuge. On the mountains in the alps, as a shelter from the storm, as a hiding place in times of war. This is what the word ‘refuge’ denotes. There is a certain blessing in knowing where to go when circumstances […]

Workmanship, Craftsmanship, Masterpiece

  Dear Minster and friends, Some verses of scripture are so full of meaning that we need to come around them again and again, perhaps like your favourite view, that looks incredible any time of year and from any angle. You never get tired of it and it always brings you something new. For me, one […]

The Mission of God Builds Relationships

  Dear Minster and friends, The word ‘mission’ is used in all sorts of ways, and not all of them are helpful. We can be on a mission to get a birthday present for someone, on a government mission, or even use the phrase to say something is difficult …’to be honest, it’s a bit […]

People of the Cross

  Dear Minster and Friends, I was deeply moved this week with a meditation on the cross from Don Horrocks at our weekly midweek communion. (It is on Wednesday mornings, if you are interested, starting with prayer from 8.30, and then with communion from 9.30-10am). These communion services have carried on through the life of […]

Beautiful Feet

  “And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Dear Minster and Friends, There is a lot of talk about beauty in our culture – and it is usually about the surface of things. Beauty in […]

He Set My Feet on a Rock

  Dear Minster and Friends, “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my […]