Monthly Archives: January 2012

29th January, Candlemas, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings  Haggai 2.1-9, John 2.13-22 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Candlemas, the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, which we celebrated this morning, brings a last look back at Christmas and marks the end of Epiphany, that season of unwrapping the … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday of Epiphany, 22nd January, St Matthias, morning

 Readings Genesis 14.17–20, Revelation 19.6–10 John 2.1–11 Preacher Canon Robert Titley What does ‘glory’ mean to you? Think of a glorious morning, Vivaldi’s Gloria, or Danny Blanchflower, Spurs and Northern Ireland legend, on football – The great fallacy is that the game … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday of Epiphany, January 15th, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings Isaiah 60.9–end, Hebrews 6.17—7.10 Preacher Canon Robert Titley   ‘Epiphany’, we noted last week, means ‘showing’, making manifest, but the three stories at the heart of the Epiphany season do not make God as manifest as all that: only the wise … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday of Epiphany – Parish Eucharist, St Mary Magdalene

Preacher: Ruth Martin Readings: 1 Samuel 3-10, John 1 v43 to end May what we think, feel and say always be acceptable to you Oh Lord Can anything Good come out of Nazareth? I was in Leeds last autumn in … Continue reading

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22nd January 2012, Epiphany 3, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Sermon on John 2: 1-11 Those of you of maturer years may remember Chou En-lai. He was a Chinese statesman for many years after the Communists took control of the Chinese mainland in 1949. At a meeting in the early … Continue reading

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Epiphany 3 – St Matthias – 20th January 2013

Readings: Isaiah 62: 1-5; 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; John 2: 1-11. May the words of my lips, and the mediations of all our hearts, be forever pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer. Amen. It might … Continue reading

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8th January 2012, Epiphany Sunday, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings Isaiah 60.1-9, Matthew 2.13-18 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Epiphany means showing, making something manifest. If Christmas is about the extraordinary act of God coming among us in the birth of Jesus, then Epiphany is the showing of that act to … Continue reading

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January 10th, Epiphany Sunday, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Baptism of Rose and Theo Pumfrey Reading Matthew 2.1-12 Preacher Canon Robert Titley A couple of significant birthdays. Today David Bowie turns 65 (an idea I’m struggling to comprehend, as he is cemented in my mind as the voice in the … Continue reading

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Epiphany – St. Matthias – 8 January 2012

A few years ago, I spent Christmas week in Jordan. Like a trip to Israel many years earlier, it brought so much of the Bible to life, mainly because of the landscape: mountains; wilderness; the Dead Sea. One day, during … Continue reading

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Midnight Mass – St. John the Divine – 24 December 2011

Two different experiences of being in St. John’s this past week, one quite heavenly and the other decidedly earthly. The heavenly was sitting in the chancel on Tuesday night, listening to the last of Piotr’s Advent meditations, and contemplating the … Continue reading

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