Category Archives: Sermons

Go, love, serve in the name of Christ

  Did you see the video of the new Archbishop of York taking up his pastoral responsibilities on Thursday? (embedded above) Unusually, the legal ceremony, during which his appointment was confirmed and he formally became Archbishop, was conducted by zoom … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday NHS

The NHS is 72 years old today. Some of you may remember it starting; most of us won’t. We’ve grown up with it; it is part of how we think society should function. Free at the point of delivery, it … Continue reading

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20:20 Vision – seeing the pandemic

  Just on the eve of lockdown my optician sent me a reminder that it was time for my eyes to be tested again. I was rather pleased at first because I’d noticed that reading was becoming a bit tricky. … Continue reading

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Looking for the people who inspire

Last weekend there was a big rally and protest in the city centre here for ‘Black Lives Matter‘. This followed the brutal murder of George Floyd by a police officer in America, sparking an international movement of protest at racism … Continue reading

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Golden Hour – Triumphal Arch to the Trinity

One of the things I love about this time of year is what many of us know as ‘golden hour’. This is when the evening sunshine hits the west front of the cathedral full on. It glows and the shadows … Continue reading

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Trinity Celtic Knot

I’m going to begin this morning with a bit of craft activity. And if you would like to join in, this is when you need your piece of cord – 1m in length. This knot is a symbol of the … Continue reading

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Shielding and God’s grace with us: Night Prayer reflection on Visit of Mary to Elizabeth

On Monday our church calendar commemorated a feast day full of joy and promise. Two women, both expecting babies rejoiced together as they looked forward to the birth of their children. One was the mother of John the Baptist, the … Continue reading

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A beacon inspiring faith, hope and love

There has been a report that internet searches for prayer have rocketed during lockdown. It seems there is an enhanced interest in spirituality and religious questions. How sustained this is no one can know at this point, but this coincides … Continue reading

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Inspiring the future in the way of Christ’s love

On Friday we commemorated the 75th anniversary of VE Day. This marked the end of the Second World War in Europe. The actual end of the Second World War did not come for another three months with the victory over … Continue reading

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Let love be the new normal

There is quite an industry at the moment in trying to second guess what the future will look like. What will life and the world look like when we come out of lockdown. On one level, this is such a … Continue reading

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