Rector’s Letter November

Dear Friends, The Bible is a Letter To the saints who are in Ephesus, Corinth, Rome, Belfast. The Bible is a Library – 66 books, composed by over 40 writers, perfectly expressing the mind of God.  The Bible is a Landscape – a landscape of life, full of wisdom about living.  The Bible is alsoContinue reading “Rector’s Letter November”

Rector’s Letter October 2022

Dear Friends, A Landscape of Life Jesus said, ‘Truly I say to you that the one who hears my word and who believes the one who sent me has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.’  John 5.24 In the last edition of the Breda Messenger IContinue reading “Rector’s Letter October 2022”

Rector’s Letter September 2022

Dear friends, The Word of Life – a Library ‘Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the Word of life.’ Philippians 2.15-16 My next three letters in the Breda Messenger (DV) will be about the Bible – a book I have grown to treasure more andContinue reading “Rector’s Letter September 2022”

Rector’s Letter Summer 2022

Dear Friends, Sun worshippers ‘For you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings.  You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.’ Malachi 4.2 Why did the ancient pagans worship the sun?  Was it because it was by far the largest thing in the sky?  Or,Continue reading “Rector’s Letter Summer 2022”

Rector’s Letter June 2022

Dear friends The Stability of God’s Word ‘All Scripture is breathed out by God.’ 2 Timothy 3.16 A landmark event like the Queen’s platinum jubilee makes us reflect on how things have changed over the decades in so many ways.  Some change has been relatively gradual.  Technology has improved over the decades so that weContinue reading “Rector’s Letter June 2022”

Rector’s Letter April 2022

Dear friends, Does Russia need a Bonhoeffer?  Take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.  Ephesians 6.13 Dietrich Bonhoeffer was the German Lutheran pastor and founding member of the Confessing Church who famously objected to Hitler and NazismContinue reading “Rector’s Letter April 2022”

Rector’s Letter March 2022

Dear friends, David, Patron Saint of Wales ‘I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing to your name.’  Psalm 18.49 In the March edition of the Breda Messenger I often centre my thoughts on the person of St. Patrick since his Day is the 17th March.  But what about the other saintContinue reading “Rector’s Letter March 2022”

Rector’s Letter February 2022

Gafcon at St Anne’s Cathedral ‘3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas and then to the Twelve.’  1 Corinthians 15.3-5. OneContinue reading “Rector’s Letter February 2022”

Rector’s Letter November

Dear Friends, Saint Andrew’s Day Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said [“Behold the Lamb of God”] and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (that is, the Christ).  And heContinue reading “Rector’s Letter November”