Category Archives: Sermons

Stories, Sabbath and Integration

Stories matter and the story we share particularly so for bringing people and communities together. Having a common story that tells how we got to here, mapping out the centuries past, is an important part of a community’s identity. And … Continue reading

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Looking up – seeing images of the Trinity in Antony Gormley’s figures

The skyline around the church has changed. Three sculptured figures have been placed on top of buildings and we were privileged to host the celebration of their installation on Friday. The works belong to the city and are by the … Continue reading

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Power of Love shown at Pentecost

I don’t know if you have been using the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ material over the last ten days, from Ascension to today. This has been encouraging us to pray, to open our hearts to the life and love of God … Continue reading

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Megaphone vs Rolling Over? Faith Seeking Understanding

There is a question running through the gospel reading this morning (John 17:6-19) about how we relate to the world. How does Christian faith respond to or live with the world? The passage we heard is part of a long … Continue reading

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Advisory: This sermon contains nuts – Julian of Norwich and the Command to Love

On our way back from an Easter break in Norfolk, we called in at the Church of St Julian in Norwich. This is where the medieval mystic Mother Julian of Norwich had her cell as an anchorite. This meant that … Continue reading

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The house where love dwells – Address to APCM 2018

Thinking back over previous addresses to this meeting, I have reflected on the core values that shape us as a community and as we plan for what we aim to be. Today I want to celebrate these values through looking … Continue reading

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The Vine – connecting with God

Go into any church and there is a strong chance that you will find images of vines. It appears as decoration around screens, in windows, on altar frontals. The weaving foliage, often ripe with fruit, provides a good coverage for … Continue reading

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