Monthly Archives: February 2012

1st Sunday of Lent, 26th February 2012, St Mary’s, morning

Readings Genesis 9.8-17, Mark 1.9-15    Preacher Canon Robert Titley In these hard times, the travel pages of your Sunday paper may give you cheap holidays, the fashion pages tips on ‘recession chic’; and this Sunday we have the austerity gospel. … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of Lent, 26th February 2012, St Mary’s, evening

Reading Matthew 4.1-11 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The season of Lent recalls the time, straight after his baptism, when Jesus spends forty days in the wilderness. It comes from the practice of the early Church, when new Christians to be … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday, 22nd February, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading Matthew 6.1–6, 16–21 Preacher Canon Robert Titley How has it been since last Ash Wednesday? Have you grown in grace? been getting more exercise? Have I become holier? cut down on coffee? become more prayerful? Oh dear. Something Must … Continue reading

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Sunday Next Before Lent – St. Mary Magdalene Evensong – 19 February 2012

We might not be in Rio de Janeiro or Sydney, but my advice is to make as much carnival as you can in the next couple of days – even if it only amounts to a couple of pancakes – … Continue reading

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12th February 2012, Second Sunday before Lent, St Matthias, morning

Sermon on Proverbs 8: 1, 22-31, Colossians 1: 15-20 and John 1: 1-14 It’s a well attested phenomenon, a cliché even: you wait for a bus and then two or three come along together. On the 65 bus route four … Continue reading

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12th February 2012 , Second Sunday before Lent, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings Psalm 65, Genesis 2.4b–end, Luke 8.22–35 Preacher Canon Robert Titley What do you want from God? What would be missing if God wasn’t there? The philosopher Bertrand Russell was an atheist, but he felt being atheist had its downside. … Continue reading

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12th February 2012, 2nd Sunday before Lent, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings Colossians 1.15-20, John 1.1-14 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Two airborne royal stories this week. First, the Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner claimed that the deployment of William and his Air Sea Rescue helicopter unit to the Falklands is a … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday before Lent, February 5th, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings Numbers 13 Philippians 2.12–28 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Two different worlds in our readings tonight. First, the book of Numbers, a boring name for a red-blooded tale. It shows the Israelites as the new kids on the regional block, … Continue reading

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