The Waters of Baptism
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The Waters of Baptism

Sermon First Sunday of Lent 18 February Readings: Gen. 9. 8-17; 1 Peter 3. 18-22; Mark 1. 9-15 Theme: The waters of baptism On this our first Sunday of Lent we are presented with the theme of the waters of baptism to launch us on the journey of this Lenten season. In this part of...

Jesus and the Transfiguration of Israel
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Jesus and the Transfiguration of Israel

Sunday next before Lent 11 February Readings: 2 Kings 1-12; 2 Corinthians 4. 3-6; Mark 9. 2-9 Theme: Jesus and the transfiguration of Israel The readings today invite us to reflect on the sonship of Jesus and what his unique identity means for us. They are set within the Old Testament context of the question...

And the Word became flesh
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And the Word became flesh

Sermon 4 Feb 2nd before Lent Readings: Prov. 1. 22-31; Col. 1. 15-20; Jn. 1. 1-14 Theme: And the Word became flesh All our readings today invite us to reflect on the creation. The reading from Proverbs speaks of wisdom being the creative power of the Word of God who calls us into being. We...

A Light to the Gentiles and Glory to Israel
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A Light to the Gentiles and Glory to Israel

Sermon 28 January Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas) Readings: Mal. 3. 1-5; Heb. 2. 14-end: Lk. 2. 22-40 Theme: A Light to the Gentiles and Glory to Israel For those of you who are traditionalists, you can now take down your Christmas decorations! The feast of the presentation of Christ in the Temple,...

Christian Unity
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Christian Unity

Sermon Epiphany 3, 21 January 2024 Readings: Gen. 14. 17-20; Rev. 19. 6-10; Jn. 2. 1-11 Theme: Christian Unity This week, in the calendar of the church of England, we celebrate the week of prayer for Christian unity from 18-25 January. There was a time when I was growing up in the 1970s when things...

Speak Lord, for your servant is listening
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Speak Lord, for your servant is listening

January 14, Second Sunday of Epiphany, Readings: 1 Sam 3. 1-10; Rev. 5. 1-10; Jn. 1. 43-end “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” The passages presented to us by the Church to contemplate on this second Sunday of Epiphany all focus on the call of the Lord to us. The calling of the boy...

“Speak Lord, for your Servant is listening.”
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“Speak Lord, for your Servant is listening.”

January 14, Second Sunday of Epiphany, Readings: 1 Sam 3. 1-10; Rev. 5. 1-10; Jn. 1. 43-end “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” The passages presented to us by the Church to contemplate on this second Sunday of Epiphany all focus on the call of the Lord to us. The calling of the boy...