Monthly Archives: November 2011

27th November 2011, Advent Sunday, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings Isaiah 64.1-9, Mark 13.24-37 Preacher Canon Robert Titley There is fear in today’s readings, and fear is all around us in these times. In the Leveson phone-hacking enquiry last week, we heard several testimonies of fear, from those who … Continue reading

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Sunday 20th November, Christ the King, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings  2 Samuel 23.1-7, Matthew 28.16-end Preacher Canon Robert Titley Those of you who watch Rev. (BBC2 Thursdays, 9pm) will this week have seen inner-city parish priest Adam Smallbone take delivery of an infuriatingly able junior colleague. (If you don’t know … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday – St. Mary Magdalene (Evensong) – 13 November 2011

‘Remember’ is one of those wonderful English words that can mean as little as ‘I have a vague memory’; or it can have the haunting quality of the murdered King of Denmark’s ghostly words to his son, ‘Hamlet, remember me’.    It … Continue reading

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13th November, Remembrance Sunday 2011, St Matthias, morning

Sermon for Remembrance Sunday As a kind of preparation for Remembrance Day earlier this week I watched the film Saving Private Ryan. If you’ve seen the film, you’ll remember that it’s the story of a group of American soldiers who … Continue reading

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November 13th, Remembrance Sunday 2011, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading John 14.23-39 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Whenever we come to church, there is a tension between God and religion. By ‘religion’ I mean this human activity of binding up our concerns and desires, expressing them in a way that … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday Reflections

When we think about the two testaments of the Bible, how do we hold them together? How do we make a connection between them? Well, through that which they have in common: God, Covenant, Law. But also the idea of … Continue reading

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6th November 2011, Third Sunday before Advent, St Mary Magdalene, morning

All Age Eucharist and Baptism of William Fetherston-Dilke Reading Matthew 25.1-13 Preacher Canon Robert Titley I want to talk about two types of time, both of which are contained in this clock. There is [children put a clock to their ear] … Continue reading

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All Saints Sunday, 30th October 2011, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Sermon for All Saints (Isaiah 35 and Luke 9:18-27) Today we celebrate the feast of All Saints – that is, all the saints known and unknown, living or dead – not just the duly canonised. A few weeks ago we … Continue reading

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All Saints Sunday, 30th October 2011 St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings 1 John 3. 1-3 Matthew 5.1-12 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The feast of All Saints is a day to remember men and women in whose lives God’s grace has been especially evident. But I begin with one particular saint, … Continue reading

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