Category Archives: Sermons

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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Easter 6B -Let’s talk about love!

John 15:9-17 There are lots of events in the Thy Kingdom Come calendar Lots of opportunities to pray and we read ‘The father will do whatever you ask in his name’ But what do you ask for? What will you … Continue reading

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Giving thanks for the fish: We are all witnesses to the resurrection

Luke 24:36-48 Acts 3:12-19 1 John 3:1-7 There is something unusual about an encounter with someone when they have had an operation They have a special quality – It seems a miracle that they alive Somehow having gone down into the … Continue reading

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The love that never dies: A sermon for Easter

Excuse me if I sneeze during the sermon I have recovered the use of my fingers but seem to have acquired a cold as a result of my experience on Headley Heath on Good Friday I had hoped that we … Continue reading

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I died in hell. They called it Passchendaele

Memorial Tablet  (GREAT WAR) by Siegfried Sassoon SQUIRE nagged and bullied till I went to fight,          (Under Lord Derby’s Scheme). I died in hell—           (They called it Passchendaele). My wound was slight,        And I was hobbling back; and then a shell      … Continue reading

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It’s not the end of the world!

Proper 26 Year A READINGS Micah 3:5-12 1 Thess 2:9-13 Matthew 4:1-14   SERMON May my words be in the name of the living and loving God whom we know as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen It’s good to … Continue reading

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