Rector's Blog

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 […]

Life Itself is Grace

  Dear Minster and Friends, Happy New Year! What is on the horizon for you? Before launching yourself into your dreams and hopes and vowing never to eat another mince pie as long as you live- may I share with you something we have done as a family for many years on or around New […]

Merry Christmas

  Dear Minster and Friends, I’m sure I will not be the first to wish you a very Merry Christmas, but I do hope I will not be the last. May I share with you the first few lines of a Puritan prayer. My Dear Lord I wholly depend upon thee, Wean me from all […]

Prince of Peace

Dear Minster and Friends, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6) As we prepare for Christmas, it can often feel like our lives are […]

Closed for Christmas

  The office will be closed between 25th December and 2nd January. There will also be no service on 29th December and we will begin back on 5th January with Dan beginning our new teaching series on ‘Rule of Life: Keeping God at the centre of our lives’. We look forward to seeing you all in […]

Family Service

For those who missed it today, here is our very special puppet show from our Family Service this morning! Featuring the song ‘You’re Welcome’ from Moana but with completely original lyrics written by our very own puppeteers!! Written and performed by; Rebecca Eveleigh (God) Carly Wood (Innkeeper) Anna Churchill (Mary & Joseph) Beth Manship (Wise […]

A Christmas Wreath

Dear Minster and Friends, I was struck by a sermon by Tim Keller today, especially on a day when the nation is going to the polls, on generous relationships, which drew my attention to the ancient Saxon words behind the English word for anger…wrath. Luke 17:3-10 According to Keller, the underlying Old English root […]

A Very Minster Christmas

  Dear Minster and Friends, It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas! Christmas is nearly upon us, but Advent, where we are now, is a time of joyful waiting. We eagerly await the celebration of our Saviour’s coming; and also, His triumphant return, which we know will bring the full consummation of the victory He […]

The Season of Singing Has Come

  Dear Minster and Friends, ‘The season of singing has come’ (Song of Songs 2:12) I saw a tree yesterday. Midwinter, and the leaves were gone, except for the last leaf on each branch wasn’t just hanging there, it was also sprinkled in bright green leaves. Clearly not all the branches had ‘got the memo’ […]

A Very Minster Christmas

  Christmas is always such a lovely time here up at the farm and we look forward to welcoming lots of visitors! Click here to view these services on our calendar! This year we encourage you to take and share posts/pictures with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the tag #aVeryMinsterChristmas (please do get […]