Rector's Blog

The Importance of Telling Stories

Dear Minster and Friends It is often forgotten that Jesus was a story teller.  He was known for it, famous for it, excellent at it. The story of the Good Samaritan, only a few lines of text in Luke 10, remains one of the most influential stories of all time.  It sets the scene brilliantly, […]

The Psalms

Dear Minster and Friends I was moved this morning as we met for Communion at the farm. Dan led us in a meditation and engagement with Psalm 3, and we have a growing group who are able to make the Wednesday 9am prayer and the 9:30am short communion service. For several weeks they have been […]

What are the ancient ways?

Dear Minster and Friends ‘Ask for the ancient ways and walk in them’ Jeremiah 6:6 Along the top of the Chiltern Hills stretches an 87 mile ancient pathway which has been used since pre-Saxon times. Those who are used to driving to Oxford down the M40 go over it by the large cutting in the […]

Stop, Look, Ask

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus says the LORD: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. Dear Minster and Friends I couldn’t help thinking as Tracy Cotterell was preaching on Sunday and mentioning the sudden and unexpected storms […]

Prayer

Dear Minster and Friends, This has been a turbulent week in our nation – filled with confusion, disorder and disarray – especially in the political sphere. As Christians though our hearts may ache and our minds can feel overloaded- we can also bring all this to God – it is called prayer. The German theologian […]

Trials Of Various Kinds

  Dear Minster and Friends, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” (James 1: 2,3) After the excitement of New Year and Christmas Holidays the first working weeks of January can be a bit of a shock to […]

New Year

Dear Minster and Friends, “Being hurried is an inner condition, a condition of the soul. It means to be so preoccupied with myself and my life that I am unable to be fully present with God, with myself, and with other people. I am unable to occupy this present moment. Busy-ness migrates to hurry when we let it […]

Closed for Christmas

  Latimer Minster’s Office will be closed between Tuesday 25th December and Monday 7th January. Please do join us for our Christmas Day Service at 10:30am. We will have no Sunday service on 30th January but please do join us again on Sunday 6th January for our first service of the year! Many blessings and […]