Monthly Archives: July 2011

5th Sunday after Trinity, 24th July 2011, St Mary Magdalene, evening Choral Eucharist

Reading Luke 5.1-11 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The events on the lake in Norway are a grotesque inversion of the gospel. In the reading from Luke, Jesus provokes fear, but then he reassures the disciples and inspires them to follow … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday after Trinity, July 24th 2011, St Mary Magdalene Parish Eucharist

Readings 1 Kings 3.5-12, Matthew 13.31-33,44-52 Preacher Canon Robert Titley There have been many things to take in, these last five days, from the calling to account of the Murdoch empire to the dreadful arithmetic of death: thousands in East … Continue reading

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Patronal Festival, St Mary Magdalene, Evensong, 17th July 2011

Preacher Canon Robert Titley Readings Zephaniah 3.14–end, Mark 15.40-16.7 There was a cartoon in the Daily Telegraph late last week which showed a News International employee arriving back at work from his holidays: ‘I’ve been away for a fortnight. Anything … Continue reading

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St Mary Magdalene Patronal Festival, Parish Eucharist, Sunday 17th July 2011

Preacher The Revd Anna Macham – Succentor, Southwark Cathedral & Chaplain, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London Readings 2 Corinthians 5.14-17; John 20.1-2, 11-18 What a shocking reading that is.  Who would have thought that the message of the resurrection from … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday after Trinity, July 10th 2011, St Mary Magdalene, Evensong

Reading Luke 19.41-20.08 Preacher Canon Robert Titley As Jesus came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, ‘If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace!’  Jesus’ lament over the … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday after Trinity, 10th July 2011, Parish Eucharist, St Mary Magdalene

Reading Matthew 13.1-9,18-23 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Halfway through this year  to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, today we have a biblical bonanza. First, an opportunity to sample the excellent Bible Reading Fellowship study notes [see the … Continue reading

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St Thomas the Apostle, St Mary Magdalene, Evensong, Sunday July 3rd

St Thomas the Apostle St Mary Magdalene, Evensong  Reading 1 Peter 1.3-12 Preacher canon Robert Titley  ‘Without having seen him you love him.’ Those words from our second reading sound like an implied rebuke to tonight’s hero, St Thomasthe Apostle. … Continue reading

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St Thomas the Apostle

All Age Eucharist for St Thomas the Apostle First Communion of Edward Driver, Francesca King & James Rushby   Reading John 20.27-29 Preacher Canon Robert Titley  Do you believe me when I say, ‘There is an animal in this church’? … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle – St. Matthias – 3 July 2011

Thomas is my middle name – not after the Apostle, but after my maternal grandfather, whom I never knew, because he died ten months before I was born.  Mind you, I do feel something of an affinity with the Apostle, … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi – St. John the Divine – 23 June 2011

I started wearing glasses at two and a half, long before the days of designer spectacles or contact lenses. Many of you will remember those very attractive – not! – NHS round lenses, with frames in the most peculiar colours.  My left … Continue reading

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