Sermons

  • ‘Remembrance Sunday’ – 12th November, 3rd Sunday before Advent

    ‘Remembrance Sunday’ – 12th November, 3rd Sunday before Advent

    Based around 1 Thessalonians 4:13-end, Matthew 25:1-13. Note this sermon was preached at both the 10:30am and 6:30pm I have had a blessed life. I have not personally known war; for me death is an exceptional, relatively rare part of my daily life.  Death has come to me, my family, and my friends in the […]Read More »
  • ‘What now?’ – 5th November, All Soul’s Memorial Service

    ‘What now?’ – 5th November, All Soul’s Memorial Service

    Based around 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 6: 37-40. We are here tonight because of our individual experience of loss, it’s the reason that has brought us together. We want to remember our loved ones who we have lost, in a special way. Of course we remember them in our own hearts in private or among […]Read More »
  • ‘Reading the Bible’ – 29th October, 21st Sunday after Trinity

    ‘Reading the Bible’ – 29th October, 21st Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22: 34-46. Today is Bible Sunday, the Sunday when we’re particularly encouraged to focus on the Scriptures and give thanks for God’s Word. I wonder if any of you have ever tried to read the Bible from cover to cover?  How far did you get?  (I […]Read More »
  • ‘In the Image of God’ – 22nd October, 19th Sunday after Trinity

    ‘In the Image of God’ – 22nd October, 19th Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Matthew 22:15-22. Image.  For some people, many people, image is everything – wearing the right clothes, carrying the right accessories, owning the right car or house or possessions, being seen in the right places, appearing successful, having the perfect family or job.  All social groups can get drawn into the image trap – […]Read More »
  • ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ – 15th October, 18th Sunday after Trinity

    ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ – 15th October, 18th Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Philippians 4:1-9, Matthew 22:1-14. Note this sermon was preached at both the 10:30am and 6:30pm, but was written originally for the evening service where Isaiah 25:1-9 was one of the set readings. When I’m asked to preach, I take a look at the readings that will be used, read them, pray around them […]Read More »
  • ‘Jesus is our example’ – 1st October, 16th Sunday after Trinity

    ‘Jesus is our example’ – 1st October, 16th Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32. I’m sure that most if not all of you have at some time heard the phrase, “Is the Pope Catholic?” As far as I’m aware it is in no way intended to be disrespectful to the Pope or to Catholicism & Catholics, it’s usually used to imply that someone […]Read More »
  • ‘The last word’ – 24th September, 15th Sunday after Trinity

    ‘The last word’ – 24th September, 15th Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Jonah 3:10-end. I’m a great fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  When I was a student I bought a building brick of a book published by Penguin that included all the novels and short stories.  I read through them happily until I was most of the way through […]Read More »
  • ‘It’s SO unfair’ – 24th September, 15th Sunday after Trinity

    ‘It’s SO unfair’ – 24th September, 15th Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Matthew 20:1-16. One of the more enduring creations of the comedian Harry Enfield is the surly teenager, ‘Kevin’. Indeed, on more than one occasion I’ve heard a young teenage boy described with the word ‘He’s a right Kevin’. When we first meet Kevin, he’s a polite, 12 year old boy on the eve […]Read More »
  • ‘A man has to know his limitations’ – 27th August, 11th Sunday after Trinity

    ‘A man has to know his limitations’ – 27th August, 11th Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Romans 12:1-8. Tonight I’d like to preach on our reading from Romans.  When I started preparing the sermon, two things immediately came to mind. You will have almost certainly heard the words from verse 1, entreating us to offer our bodies as ‘living sacrifices’, at the end of our Eucharist services. And the […]Read More »
  • ‘Peter, Paul and Jesus’ – 27th August, 11th Sunday after Trinity

    ‘Peter, Paul and Jesus’ – 27th August, 11th Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Romans 8:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20. For quite a long time now I’ve been aware that when I’ve been preaching I’ve made reference to finding some of the readings challenging or difficult to get into and it has bother me a bit. So I’m very happy to say that when I looked at the readings […]Read More »

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