Monthly Archives: August 2011

Trinity 10 – St. Mary Magdalene (Evening Eucharist) – 28 August 2011

There is an old Jewish proverb which says, ‘Ten parts of beauty gave God to mankind; nine to Jerusalem and one to the remainder. Ten parts of sorrow gave God to mankind; nine to Jerusalem and one to the remainder.’  Although … Continue reading

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Trinity 9 – St. Mary Magdalene (Evensong) – 21 August 2011

Tonight’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles finds St. Paul making his pitch to the philosophers, the religious and the cultural thinkers of Athens.  But suppose Paul was to return today: how would he commend the Christian faith to … Continue reading

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Ninth Sunday after Trinity – St Mary’s

Reading: Matthew 16: 13-20 I would like to speak a little longer than usual for a Sunday morning. I humbly request some patience on your part, but I think you will see why I do have to speak for longer. … Continue reading

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Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary – St. Matthias – 14 August 2011

FEAST OF (THE ASSUMPTION OF) THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY ST. MATTHIAS – 14 AUGUST 2011 The 15th of August is a great day of celebration for millions of Christians around the world. The Orthodox keep it as the Feast of the … Continue reading

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Blessed Virgin Mary – 14th August, 2011, St Mary’s Eucharist

Preacher: Ruth Martin Sermon on Luke 1 v 46-56 (Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary) May what we think and feel and say be acceptable to you Oh Lord, Amen Mary was by all accounts around 12-14 years old when … Continue reading

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7th Sunday after Trinity, 7th August 2011, St Mary Magdalene Evensong

Sermon on Luke 9:28-36 (The Tranfiguration) They say that we’ve all got talents or at least one talent. I’m sure that’s true but it has not always been clear to me what mine are and what they’re not, but I think I can … Continue reading

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7th Sunday after Trinity, 7th August 2011, St Mary Magdalene All Age Eucharist

Reading Matthew 14. 22-33 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The Baptism of Isabella and Nicholas Egstrand and Ben Rushby Quite a lot of the baptism service involves talking about the key people, over their heads, so to speak. But what might … Continue reading

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Evensong, 6th Sunday after Trinity, July 31st, St Mary Magdalene

Readings 1 Kings 10.1-13, Acts 13.1-13 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The palaces of old were not just sumptuous homes for rulers but weapons of diplomacy. Visit the Doge’s palace in Venice, or even the Vatican, and imagine that you are … Continue reading

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6th Sunday after Trinity, July 31st 2011, St Mary Magdalene Parish Eucharist

Sermon on Isaiah 55: 1-5 & Matthew 14: 13-21   First, some family news. A few weeks ago my mother-in-law became severely depressed – most unlike her. She’s normally a very dapper and chirpy eighty-five year old. She also lost … Continue reading

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6th Sunday after Trinity, July 31st 2011, St Matthias & St John the Divine Parish Eucharists

Reading Matthew 15.29-37 Preacher Canon Robert Titley  According to Nicky Gumbel, pioneer of the world-famous Alpha Course for enquirers about Christianity, those who do enquire can be divided into two groups: those who ask, ‘Is it true?’ and those who ask … Continue reading

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