Monthly Archives: June 2011

First Sunday after Trinity, St Matthias, Parish Eucharist, 26th June 2011

Reading Romans 6.12-23 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Terry Pratchett’s TV programme, Choosing to Die; the Slut Walks (demonstrations to protest that, whatever women wear in public, they are not inviting men’s sexual attentions); the government consultation on the registration of civil … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday, St John the Divine

Today is an unusual day. Most of the high days and holy days of the Christian year mark moments in the life our Lord, and we have just left the season of Easter which contains more of them than any … Continue reading

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Sunday after Ascension – St Mary’s (Matins with Communion)

Sermon on John 17:1-11 I would like you to imagine someone who has never known failure, someone who has made a real and palpable success of everything they have ever undertaken, someone whose progress through life has been unchecked by … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday, St Mary Magdalene, Evensong, 19th June 2011

Readings Isaiah 6.1-8, John 16.5-15 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Every trade has its jokes, and an old one for preachers is about Trinity Sunday. Most special days in the calendar, like Easter and Christmas, mark a moment in the story … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday, St Mary Magdalene, Parish Eucharist, 19th June 2011

 Readings Isaiah 40.12-17,27-31, Matthew 28.16-20 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Today, Trinity Sunday, we celebrate the distinctively Christian picture of the one God as three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But I begin by jumping back a month. At the … Continue reading

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Pentecost – St Mary Magdalene, Evensong

Readings: Joel 2.21-end; Acts 2.14-21  Preacher: Canon Robert Titley  This week’s New Statesman, guest edited by the Archbishop of Canterbury, has caused some fluttering in the dovecots. In his editorial, a typically subtle piece – too subtle for much of … Continue reading

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Pentecost – St John the Divine

Today we celebrate the fourth – and final – major festival of the Christian year. The Feast of Pentecost marks the end of the fifty-day Easter season, when we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit – as promised by … Continue reading

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Sunday After Ascension – St Mary’s (Evensong)

Today is the seventh – and last – Sunday of Easter, known also as the Sunday after the Ascension. In the church calendar, we edge towards the close of the Easter season and anticipate the new season of Pentecost, beginning … Continue reading

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6th Sunday of Easter – St Mary Magdalene

Parish Eucharist and Baptism of Eliot Buckley, Lillian Sutherland and Holly Townsend Readings: Acts 17.22-31, John 14.15-21 The world in which Eliot, Lillian and Holly are being baptised today is not so far from the world Paul encounters in first-century … Continue reading

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