Rector's Blog

Rethinking

Dear Minster and Friends, Many people have not investigated Christianity and rejected what we believe in the basis of history, or on the creeds and the gospels, or the evidence backing up the reasons we believe what we do. Many suppose that Christianity is a faith, in which faith means ‘believing something despite the evidence to […]

Moving from despair to praise

“and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” Isaiah 61:3 NIV Dear Minster and Friends, God has always turned hearts and souls around, and heaven knows […]

Building towards a more fruitful future

Dear Minster and Friends, Last Sunday I shared a few passages and a parable which I felt were going to be important as we journey together as a church. I spoke about the original vision of a Minster Church, to be a resourcing hub and community for mission, to have a place which could enable that, and […]

He saw all that opposed Christ and he acted

Dear Minster and Friends, As Dan shared with us a couple of weeks ago the lessons from the life of William Wilberforce, one of the distinguishing characteristics of his character was that he looked out on the world and saw everything that opposed Christ and was compelled to do something about it. He was compelled, not […]

Songs of Praise

We were recently visited by the BBC to film our church and it’s beautiful surroundings! Click here to see what church on a farm is like and hear Frog speak to JB Gill about the importance of harvest within a church.

Exciting Times Ahead

Dear Minster and Friends, We have lots of things going on here at Latimer over the next few months, especially with the Rethink mission in November and Christmas!. Have a look through our Autumn guide for our full list of events coming up, keep checking our events board at the back of the tent and see below […]

She was planted to display His glory

Dear Minster and Friends, On Sunday morning I spoke about the incredible life of Henrietta C. Mears, a Sunday school teacher whose influence spanned globally and across generations. Among many of her accomplishments for God (and there were many) included mentoring and raising up significant leaders who, in turn, would make an impact on the […]

Life to the Full

Dear Minster and Friends, “I have come so that they may have life and life to the full…” John 10:10 After a game of squash, I was either commiserating a loss or celebrating a victory in the bar, and I was brought into a conversation about my faith. It is an opportunity I am always grateful for […]

Friend, Guide and Counsellor

Dear Minster and Friends, “When He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.” (John 16:13) In the recent wartime film ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ one of the heroines, Elizabeth, leaves her daughter momentarily with a friend, uncomfortable with the responsibility the friend asks – but why me?  […]

Rocks in Your Bag

Dear Minster and Friends, Whilst standing in the line at Costa the other day I began to notice that my handbag seemed heavier than normal. As I peered into this bottomless pit I noticed several rocks. It made me smile as I remembered from our last holiday at the beach, Jonathan’s favourite activity was to […]