Monthly Archives: May 2011

5th Sunday of Easter – St Matthias

Readings: Acts 7.55-60, 1 Peter 2.2-10, John 14.1-14 The beginning of the Acts of the Apostles is a real feel-good story, until this point and the stoning of Stephen. I remember as a boy being curious about stoning to death: just how was … Continue reading

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Easter 5 – St Mary Magdalene

Well, I wasn’t sure if I’d be preaching any sermons today, though I thought I ought to write one, just in case. Had Harold Camping’s calculations been correct, we would, by now, either be in heavenly rapture, as true believers, … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Easter – St Mary’s – Evensong

Readings: Ezra 3.1-13, Ephesians 2.11-22 ‘If only these walls could speak!’ It’s a thing you might say on a visit to the Cabinet Room at Number Ten, or to the home dressing room at Old Trafford (seat of the famous Ferguson verbal … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Easter – St Mary’s – Eucharist

Readings: Acts 2.42-end, John 10.1-10 Well, I survived my first Richmond May Fair, and what a good day it was. May fairs have ancient, even pagan roots, marking the return of Spring and the hope of good crops. In its modern form … Continue reading

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St Matthias – Patronal Festival

Preacher: The Venerable Stephen Roberts, Archdeacon of Wandsworth Readings: Acts 1.15-end, John 15.9-17 It’s very good to be with you this morning for your Patronal Festival, the Feast of St Matthias the Apostle, coming this year early in your period … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday of Easter – St Mary’s – Evensong

Readings: Haggai 1.13-2.9, I Corinthians 3.10-17 We have two readings this evening about buildings, and buildings have been in my mind this week. First, there was the news of the killing of Osama bin Laden. He was found not in some cave … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday of Easter – St Mary’s – Evensong

Preacher: Canon Robert Titley Readings: Daniel 6.6-23, Mark 15.46-16.8 What a weekend. Friday’s wedding was a good day for many people, beyond the millions – billions – who enjoyed watching the evidently happy couple: it was good for the UK and for … Continue reading

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All age worship with holy baptism for two families

Preacher: Ruth Martin Based on the Gospel reading: John 20 v 19 to the end [Note: As an all age talk, a question and answer approach features some of the time] On Friday there was a very special wedding, can any … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday of Easter – Eucharist

Preacher: Canon Jane Steen, Canon Chancellor of Southwark Cathedral and Diocesan Director of Ministerial Education Readings: Luke 24.13-35 May the words of my lips and the meditations of all our hearts be now and always acceptable in your sight, O Lord … Continue reading

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