Rector's Blog

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 […]

Coming Home For Christmas

Dear Minster and Friends, The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light…on them, light has shined…For the yoke of their burden…For a child has been born for us, a son is given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and He is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. […]

Immanuel: God with us

Dear Minster and Friends, I remember going to a Christian conference and listening to a theology professor speak. To this day I still remember his message; he made the point that one of the most important words within the bible is the word “with” but that often we make the mistake of primarily relating to […]

His Name Shall Be…

Dear Minster and Friends, It feels as though the Christmas season is now fully upon us. For some this might be an unsettling thought, but we are now less than two weeks away from the big day! In the business of our commercialised Christmas and oh-so familiar seasonal traditions it can be all too easy […]

What’s in a name?

Dear Minster and Friends, I wonder if you have you ever taken the time to consider the various names that are given to Jesus around the birth narrative? Among them include that he will be called Jesus because he will save his people from their sins.  (Matt 1:21) Immanuel which means God with us (Isaiah […]


  Christmas is fast approaching and here at The Minster we have lots of things coming up over the Christmas period! Please do invite family and friends to join us for any of our events; Sunday 9th December at 10:30am – Family Christmas Service  This morning the children will be staying in the service and we will […]

Urgent Prayer Alert

Dear Minster and Friends, ‘Jacob woke up from his sleep. He said, “God is in this place—truly.’ Genesis 28:16 This week’s email goes out as a prayer request for today. Tonight from 6:30pm Chiltern Council will be meeting to determine the planning application; including for a new church and the restorations and repair of the track. For those of […]

Rethink and Planning

Dear Minster and Friends, Joint Worship and Prayer for Rethink  This Wednesday (14th November!) 7:30pm – 9:30pm in the Tent In John 17, we learn that Jesus’ great prayer for the Church is that we would be one, just as he is one with the Father. Jesus goes on to explain that this prayer is […]