Category Archives: Sermons

Jerusalem: herald of good tidings

Jerusalem has been in the news this week. President Donald Trump entered into a very sensitive area of international politics by backing Israel’s claim to Jerusalem as its “united and eternal” capital city. This is highly contentious, disputed by the … Continue reading

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Advent: super hero power of love

If you fancy a trip to the cinema for a night out at the movies there is quite a variety on offer. From the heartwarming with Paddington 2 and Wonder (about a child with facial features that make him stand … Continue reading

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Andrew: who follows, who goes deeper and who introduces

Today we celebrate one of our patron saints – Andrew – one of those after whom this Cathedral is named. This church is dedicated in honour of Peter, Paul and Andrew. Andrew has tended to be overlooked and lost, overshadowed … Continue reading

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Remembrance: more than pressing ‘replay’

I’ve been looking into memory and how it functions. It was prompted by an interview on Newsnight on BBC2 recently on the Grenfell Tower fire. There were reports of an infant being thrown from the 4th floor and miraculously caught … Continue reading

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Guarding the mind

There is a song, released in 1988 and again in 2000, by Bobby McFerrin, with the very simple message “Don’t worry, be happy”. It is one of those earworms which advocates just forgetting all your troubles and being happy. It … Continue reading

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Giving, loving, serving: Christ-like Obedience

We are in the season of party conferences. This week it is the turn of the Tories; we’ve already had Labour, the Lib Dems and the TUC. Many enter politics with high ideals and a desire to make a difference. … Continue reading

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Stress bananas, forgiveness and living the grace

There are all sorts of gadgets and toys to help with dealing with stress – stress caused by other people seems to be the focus. There are dashboard machine guns and missile launchers to blow the other drivers out of … Continue reading

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