Category Archives: Live-Stream Worship

Palm Sunday – More donkey, less war horse

This is the second year in a row that we have not been able to gather together for Palm Sunday. Usually we would read the long Passion narrative, the account in one of the gospels of Jesus’ arrest, trial, and … Continue reading

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Commandments and Jaffa cakes – Placing God at the Centre

Rules and regulations have been more at the front of my mind over the past year than is usually the case. Yes, there are all sorts of procedures and legal obligations I have to work with every day, many just … Continue reading

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Remembering and Forgetting

When to forget and when to remember? It’s a question that is bouncing round at the moment, not least because of Black Lives Matter and a reaction to debates around monuments to those who have what we now regard as … Continue reading

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How would love respond?

Have you received any Valentine’s cards or gifts today? You may feel you are past all that, or this may be a day when the absence of that special person is more acute and you could do without a sermon … Continue reading

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Saturday – holding loss with faith and thanksgiving

Welcome to this moment of prayer from the community of Peterborough Cathedral. Over the past two weeks, we have been pausing at 6.00pm each evening to pray. This follows the encouragement from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to pray … Continue reading

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Be the light

There is a lot going on in today’s gospel reading (Luke 2:22-40). It tells of a Jewish rite connected with childbirth and so has various names. It’s the day Jesus was presented in the Temple according to the Hebrew Law. … Continue reading

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Water into wine – God’s abundant grace

It’s a fun maths challenge to work out the quantity of wine that Jesus provides in his incredible ‘bring a bottle to the party’ act at this wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11). I don’t know how many were at this … Continue reading

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Searched and known, loved and called

There’s a fun book originally for children, where they have to find a character among crowded scenes. The ‘Where’s Wally?’ books require you to look out for Wally in his distinctive red striped shirt, blue trousers, glasses and bobble hat. … Continue reading

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Baptism of Christ – renewing our commitment

We’ve been thinking about John the Baptist and the Baptism of Jesus quite a bit over the past few weeks. During Advent John’s baptism of Jesus often gets two Sundays. It is such a significant event in Jesus’ ministry, often … Continue reading

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Epiphany – Becket and the Magi

Tuesday saw the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket on 29th December 1170 in Canterbury Cathedral. His story is well known, or at least we think it is. King Henry II’s ill-judged comment ‘Who will rid me … Continue reading

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