Category Archives: Letter from the Minister

The minister’s monthly letter

August 2020

“Ring a ring of roses…” You will know how it continues: A pocketful of posies.Atishoo, atishoo!We all fall down. Apparently the song relates to the Great Plague of 1665, but there are links to our present situation with the threat … Continue reading

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July 2020

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Recently we have seen that image of the United States President standing outside St John’s Church holding a Bible. It happened a few days after the death of George Floyd. … Continue reading

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June 2020

Give us back our freedom! Life continues to be limited. The threat continues. It has been a long time already; will life ever get back to normal? We feel that our choices are very limited. Yet there are still choices. … Continue reading

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May 2020

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. We’re all in this together? Yes and no! Yes, because anybody can go down with the virus, even the heir to the throne, even the P.M., even previously healthy young people. No, because … Continue reading

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April 2020

As I write there are two crises in the news. One seems to have passed its peak, namely the floods. The other one is the coronavirus threat which is looming large. With regard to the floods, we have seen large … Continue reading

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March 2020

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. I wonder when you were last tempted to turn stones into bread? A pretty easy question for us to answer! We don’t even have to think about it. What sort of temptations do … Continue reading

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February 2020

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. This is the year that we should all be able to see clearly! We speak about having 20/20 vision, but for many of us that is only achieved with the aid of glasses, … Continue reading

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December 2019/January 2020

This is the time of year to be looking forward, counting down the days to Christmas, then looking forward to a fresh start in the New Year. This year we have another day to look forward to, Friday 13th December. … Continue reading

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November 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. It was twenty years ago. I was with a group from England attending the Kirchentag, a German church convention held every two years and which attracts tens of thousands of people from around … Continue reading

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October 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. Autumn is here in all its glory and splendour. Churches are celebrating with their harvest festival services and giving thanks to God. One aspect of these services is the Christian affirmation that God … Continue reading

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