Rector's Blog

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 […]

Friendship and Adventure

Dear Minster and Friends, “The Lord said to him, “Get up and go… look for a man of Tarsus named Saul… Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints in Jerusalem…But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is an instrument whom […]

Don’t Let The Dirt Stick

Dear Minster and Friends, As I sat praying with Grace recently before bed time, I asked her the question who shall we pray for? She replied, “let’s pray for people who do bad things; that God would put His goodness into their hearts and clean away all the dirt.” As you can imagine I was […]