Tag Archives: Chris Hancock

Transforming Lepers – Transforming Lives (Sermon by Christopher Hancock on Luke 17:11-19)

Sermon on Luke 17:11-19; 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c See also my blog for St Martin’s Epsom   https://acurateslife.wordpress.com/ I feel I am beginning to know something of what it is like to be a leper. As you may have noticed I … Continue reading

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“Being rich in God” – sermon given by Rev Christopher Hancock at St Martin’s Epsom (31st July, 2016)

Gospel: Luke 12:13-21   Well, what a week it has been: –         The murder of priest, Jacques Hamel in France –         A murder in quiet Headley of all places, now the crime capital of Surrey For me it has been … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Market revisited – Jesus pastors the sinful woman

Sermon at Grosvenor Chapel – 12th June, 2016   Readings for Proper 6, Year C OT:             2 Samuel 11:26-12:10 NT:             Galatians 2:15-21 Gospel:      Luke 7:36-50   Sermon May I speak in the name of the living and loving … Continue reading

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Finding the Lost Son – The value of love and the cost of discipleship

The Return of the Prodigal Son (Small Bronze) by Charlie Macksey   “A man had two sons”… This is Luke’s brilliantly concise opening for a story of family strife.  ‘A man had two sons’ is a recurring biblical situation that … Continue reading

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Christmas with Luke – What’s your story? Sermon text

Sermon preached St Mary’s Headley, Christmas Day 2015 Text: Luke 2:1-19 (Year C) In our lectionary, this is the year of Luke- the great story teller But if you are anything like me then you struggle a bit with the Christmas … Continue reading

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Passing the Baton – Sermon on the Feast of the Birth of the Virgin Mary

This week we celebrate the birth of our patron saint, Mary, the mother of Jesus. Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas – in just 14 weeks time … it’s almost time to get the tinsel out … It seems … Continue reading

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Pentecost – Are you feeling inspired?

The meaning of Pentecost Pentecost (literally the 50th day) is the Greek name given to the Jewish festival called Shavuot or The Festival of Weeks – so called because there were a total of seven (a special number) of weeks between … Continue reading

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Easter – What are we afraid of?

“For they were afraid” (Mark 16:8) These rather strange and challenging words have come to be accepted by most scholars as the way that Mark deliberately ended his Gospel. Strange because we know it did not end there – we … Continue reading

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What’s your Gospel? Chris Hancock on Stephen Fry (and other problems)

Readings: Isaiah 40:21-31; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39  This week’s readings are all about spreading the message – the euangelion – the good news of Jesus Christ with which Mark begins his Gospel.  A little earlier in this chapter we heard: ‘The time … Continue reading

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Epiphany – the Gift which Lasts for Ever

I hope you have had a very happy Christmas! We celebrate today the feast of Epiphany when we remember the visit of the wise men and their gifts (which may have started the whole present giving thing!) How many of … Continue reading

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