Category Archives: Sermons

Thy Kingdom Come: Pledge to Pray

There is a longstanding tradition of seeing the days between the Feasts of Christ’s Ascension and the Day of Pentecost as a time of prayer looking forward to the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is a time of watching … Continue reading

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Never give up on you: Eurovision and trusting the way of Christ

Did you watch the Eurovision Song Contest last night? Are you one of the millions who call friends round, with a few bottles, and sit down in front of the telly for a fest of, well, something that is in … Continue reading

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Vocation Sunday: affirming the sacred in human life

There is a challenge, which I find particularly hard to do. It is to see if you can reduce your job, or any role you have, down to just a few words. I find it hard because there are so … Continue reading

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APCM Address 2017

Parents taking their children out of school during term time for holidays have been in the news recently, not least because of a court case. There are times when this is necessary, but every school I have been involved with … Continue reading

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Journey to a village named Hot Spring

The story of Jesus meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus, our gospel reading (Luke 24:13-35), is a wonderful but difficult story. Only Luke has this story, and no one seems to know where Emmaus is, just that it … Continue reading

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Living good news v fake news

‘Fake news’ and ‘false news’ has itself been a news item recently. Donald Trump hit on this as a way of arguing that photographs that clearly showed a sparse crowd at his inauguration back in January had been doctored and … Continue reading

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Journeying at a different pace

I don’t know if I am just being particularly aware of it this year, but a lot of people have wanted to hold meetings this week. And it is not just the secular world, which doesn’t hold much store by … Continue reading

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