Monthly Archives: April 2012

3rd Sunday of Easter, 22nd April, 2012, St Matthias, morning

Sermon for the 3rd Sunday after Easter I have a very poor memory – and it’s not getting any better. If I were ever induced to write the memoires of my life, they would be remarkably short because I don’t … Continue reading

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St George the Martyr, Sunday 22nd April 2012, St Matthias, evening

For St George the Martyr and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting of the Richmond Team Ministry Readings Jeremiah 15.15-end, Hebrews 11.29-12.2 Preacher Canon Robert Titley We know little about George, the soldier saint, the embodiment of Englishness, except that he … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday of Easter, 22nd April 2012, St Mary’s, morning

Readings Acts 3.12-19, Luke 24.36b-48 Preacher Canon Robert Titley We are in the season of bank holidays, with their promise of what we call ‘a bit of peace’, and peace is the first thing the Disciples hear from the risen … Continue reading

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Easter Day – St. Matthias – 8 April 2012

If you find the physical resurrection difficult, mysterious or incredible, then Mark’s Gospel is for you. The empty tomb, on its own, is not good news. Like other empty spaces that once were occupied, it merely signifies that something is … Continue reading

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Sunday 15 April, 2nd of Easter, St Mary Magdalene, Choral Evensong

Readings Psalm 143 v 1-11, Isaiah 26 v1-9, 19, Luke 24 v 1-12 Preacher Ruth Martin May what we think and feel and say be acceptable to you, O Lord. ‘And they were perplexed’ ….. On Friday one of my younger colleagues … Continue reading

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Easter Day, Sunday 8th April 2012, St Mary’s, evening

Readings Ezekiel 37.1-14, Luke 24.13-35 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Every Easter the church dabbles in advertising. We work quite hard to let the world know about what we are doing in this most important week in the Christian year. Leaflets … Continue reading

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Easter Day, Sunday 8th April 2012, St Mary’s, morning

Reading Mark 16.1-8 Preacher Canon Robert Titley How would you like the story of your life to end? What would you like to be the words that left a lasting impression in people’s minds? Kindness? Reliability? Success (whatever success is for … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday, 5th April, St Matthias

Sermon for Maundy Thursday (2012) Most people, I would imagine, have on occasion looked up into the night sky and been overwhelmed by the majesty of what they are seeing. And, as we now know, there are billions of stars … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Preacher: Luke Daxon When was the last time you thought about the future? By that I mean not necessarily your future tomorrow or next week, but what lies ahead for humanity and wider still the universe as a whole. When … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

Preacher: Luke Daxon Today we are called to remember a journey. Not a long one to be sure, but certainly a memorable one in so many ways – the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, … Continue reading

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