Author Archives: Chris Hancock

What and why should we remember?

Readings for Remembrance 2018 Micah 4:1-5 Philippians 4:6-9 Sermon Why do we remember? We have heard a lot in the last week about different ways in which people have remembered the First World War. They built monuments They recorded names … Continue reading

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Follow me, if you dare! Sermon on Proper 24B 2018

Readings Isaiah 53:4-12 Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45   Sermon Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him… “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.” Oh dear! The … Continue reading

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Taking up the Holy Cross (Sermon on Proper 19B, 16th September, 2018)

TEXTS: Isaiah 50:4-9a James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38   Who do you say that I am? Who do you say that Jesus is? Who is Jesus to you?   While you are thinking about that, what do the disciples say? John … Continue reading

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LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY OF BREAD

Readings for Proper 13B You remember the famous I am sayings of Jesus in John’s Gospel?  I am: The light of the world I am the way the truth and the life The true vine The good shepherd The sheep … Continue reading

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Building the house of the lord

Readings for Proper 11B Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The lectionary this summer takes us on a tour of the book of Ephesians over 7 weeks Six chapters which means you can read 1 chapter for each of the next … Continue reading

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It’s not just a game – it’s life and death

John, whom I beheaded, has been raised This is probably how Theresa May feels about Boris Johnson – he has come back from the dead in the form of Donald Trump Prophets are annoying – it’s their job.  This story … Continue reading

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The Human Touch – Sermon on Mark 5:21-43

Readings The Gospels have not been written randomly, the ordering of the stories is deliberate and careful It is normal to look either side of a reading to see how it fits with what surrounds it – the surrounding stories … Continue reading

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Our Fathers’ Day

3rd Sunday after Trinity, Proper 6 Year B Readings 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 2 Corinthians 5:6-10,[11-13],14-17 Mark 4:26-34 Sermon To all the Fathers, Happy Fathers’ day! We will be looking at what it means to be a father and to call … Continue reading

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Exploring the Holy Trinity – by way of the cross

Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17   Sermon It is not uncommon on Trinity Sunday to duck this most difficult area of Christian doctrine – but I will do my best to explore this mystery – of how three … Continue reading

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Come on Baby light my fire – Sermon for Pentecost

  God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore … Continue reading

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