Category Archives: Sermons

Lord’s Prayer at Pentecost: Pope Francis – Do not let us fall into temptation

You may have noticed in this news this week that Pope Francis has bravely stepped into one of the most treasured prayers in the Christian faith. He has suggested a different translation for ‘Lead us not into temptation’ in the … Continue reading

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Stronger, wider, keener: Praying for the Holy Spirit with ‘Thy Kingdom Come’

Over the last few years we have been encouraged to use this time between Ascension Day (which was on Thursday) and next Sunday, the Day of Pentecost, as a time to pray. It goes under the banner of ‘Thy Kingdom … Continue reading

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Public Square: embedded engagement

I’ve been learning a bit about ministry in the public square this week, where whatever you decide to do someone will take a pop at you – sometimes with justification and sometimes without. It is a ministry under the public … Continue reading

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Greater love shining through in darkness of terror

There have been some very moving stories this week coming out of the inquest into the London Bridge terrorist attack in London in June 2017. These stories tell of how some people were caught up in it and couldn’t get … Continue reading

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Going viral – Refusing to be silent about hope in Christ

Today our first reading (Acts 9:36-43) requires a geography lesson and a recap, or more to the point a fill-in. Last week we were with Saul on his journey to Damascus and today we have jumped to Peter in Lydda. … Continue reading

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Finding common ground: opening up a channel for new hope in Brexit

This has been an historic week in this city. On Wednesday Fiona Onasanya had the dubious honour of becoming the first MP to be removed from office by a recall petition. This followed her conviction for perverting the course of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter, confronting ecological emergency

There was a succinct and brilliant affirmation of the heart of the Christian faith in a leader article in The Guardian on Wednesday. It was a thoughtful piece on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. I have become … Continue reading

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