Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bible Sunday, 23rd October, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Sermon on Matthew 22: 34-46 Ladies and gentlemen, I put it to you that eating your neighbours’ children is wrong. I think we can all agree on that. At least I hope so. I put it to you that it … Continue reading

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Bible Sunday 23 October 2011 St John Divine Morning

May what we say and think and feel be acceptable to you Oh Lord When I was on the plane for my first solo visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2004, for my employer, I suddenly realised that … Continue reading

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Bible Sunday, 23rd October 2011, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Reading Luke 21.25-33 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The Bible. To an outsider (and perhaps to some insiders) it may seem like a ruined town, destroyed by wars and the ravages of the elements. Science has blown apart what it says … Continue reading

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Bible Sunday, 23rd Oct 2011, St Matthias, morning

Readings Nehemiah 8.1-12,  Matthew 24.30-35 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Come on a thought journey (courtesy of Nehemiah) to the city of Jerusalem about two and a half thousand years ago. It looks like a cross between a war zone and … Continue reading

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<strong>Trinity 17, 16<sup>th</sup> October, St Mary Magdalene, morning</strong>

Readings 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10, Matthew 22.15-22 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Jeremy Paxman has been pretty docile this week, which has been annoying, as I was relying on him for a topical introduction to this sermon. All week I was waiting … Continue reading

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Bible Sunday, 23rd Oct 2011, St Matthias, morning

Readings Nehemiah 8.1-12, Matthew 24.30-35 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Come on a thought journey (courtesy of Nehemiah) to the city ofJerusalem about two and a half thousand years ago. It looks like a cross between a war zone and building … Continue reading

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Evensong St Mary’s – 16 October

Preacher: Ruth Martin Sermon based on John’s first Epistle, 3v16-4v6. King James version May what we feel and think and say be acceptable to you Lord You may have read in the news that Yousef Naderkhani, a Christian pastor in … Continue reading

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Trinity 16, Sunday 9th October, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings Proverbs 3.1-18, 1 John 3.1-15 Preacher Canon Robert Titley This parish contributes some £200k to the mission of the Church of England in South London andSurrey – I hope you will give generously towards that later in the service … Continue reading

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Trinity 16, Sunday 9th October, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings Philippians 4.1-9, Matthew 22.1-4  Preacher Canon Robert Titley When someone comes for Baptism, and we pour the water of Christian meaning on a new life, it’s a moment to wonder at the generosity of God, who didn’t have to … Continue reading

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Trinity 17, 16th of October, St John the Divine

Today’s Gospel contains one of Jesus’ most well-known recommendations: “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s”. (Mt 22.15-22). The meaning of this comment seems to be absolutely clear. Jesus, as we … Continue reading

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