Rector's Blog

8 Seconds of Static

8 seconds of static recently became Number One When Taylor Swift was releasing her new album (1989) on iTunes in Canada in 2014, a song titled Track 3 was uploaded, but it was a mistake – all the track contained was 7 or 8 seconds of static.  It was taken down, but not before it […]

Be the Parable

I have often been intrigued by a statement that is made about Jesus’ preaching style – that he never ministered without using parables: “He taught them many things by parables.” (Matthew 4:2).  But Jesus not only communicated in story form, he also allowed his life to ‘be’ the fulfilment of prophetic images, paradigms, stories and […]

Glory in the Highest

What fun it has been these last two days to sing carols on the train platform at Gerrards Cross station, brightening up the day for the commuters and letting local friends and neighbours know about Christmas at the Minster.  Our Carol service this Sunday evening will be a delight – the bands and singers and worship teams have been […]

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

I am a carol junkie.  The advent calendars are being peeled open every morning in our household, with chocolate and scripture references being read amongst the cereal and bagels.  The iPod is on the carols playlist, and in the life of the Minster our worship teams and vocalists are practising during the week.  Just like […]

Making Peace: Avoid Unnecessary Drama!

Peacemaking is a skill, a call, and in many ways a miracle.  We live in a culture that slides into disintegration and disorder, leaving the work of binding  and renewing communities, bringing reconciliation and drawing people into a peaceful relationship with their God to a very small minority.  The very nature of ‘peacemaking’ has become […]

Oh My Soul

“Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.” (Psalm 86:4)   What is going on in the very depth of you, in the innermost part of your being? The scriptures are full of an understanding that there is more to our life than even our family, […]