Monthly Archives: May 2012

Pentecost, Whit Sunday, May 27th 2012, St Mary’s, evening

Readings Acts 2.1-11, John  14.15-31 Preacher Canon Robert Titley If you are of the right generation, and you spent your childhood in the UK, you may just remember how, at nine o’clock each evening, the nation used to pause, all … Continue reading

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Pentecost, 27th May 2012, St Matthias

Readings: Acts 2: 1-21; Romans 8: 22-27; John 15: 26-27 & 16: 4b-15 Preacher: Revd David Gardiner May the words of my lips, and the meditations of all our hearts, be forever pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our strength … Continue reading

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Sunday after Ascension Day, 20th May, St Mary’s, morning

Sermon on John 17: 6-19 (SMM 200512) First, I’d like to regale you with some words from a song. I see trees of green, red roses too, I see ‘em bloom for me and for you And I think to … Continue reading

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Sunday after Ascension Day, 20th May 2012, St Mary’s, evening

Readings Isaiah 61 Luke 4.14-21 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Yesterday saw the end of Christian Aid Week, an event each year that shows the world that the church is not only interested in the gender of its senior management and … Continue reading

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6th Sunday of Easter, 13th May, St Mary’s, morning

Reading John 15.9-17 Preacher Canon Robert Titley If you have even the tiniest interest in football, you probably know that today and the next six days are a period of unusual importance. Today brings the final day of the English … Continue reading

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5th Sunday of Easter, May 6th 2012, St Mary’s, morning

Readings Acts 8.26-40  John 15.1-8 Preacher Canon Robert Titley So, Boris is back, in what proved to be one election too many even for Ken, the come-back king of London politics. Prominent in the thoughts of both men must have … Continue reading

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Easter 5 – St. Mary Magdalene Evensong – 6 May 2012

It is just as well that Easter, rather than being limited to just one day a year, is an entire church season spread over a number of weeks (here we are in week 5), because resurrection takes some time to … Continue reading

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4th Sunday After Easter – 5th Sunday of Easter, 6th May, St Matthias 8am and 9:30am

Preacher: Revd David Gardiner 8:00am Book of  Common Prayer – Homily Readings: James 1: 17-21; John 16: 5-15 May the words of my lips, and the meditations of all our hearts, be forever pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our strength … Continue reading

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29th April 2012, Fourth Sunday of Easter, St Mary’s, evening

Readings Exodus 16.4-15, Revelation 2.12-17 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Dr Sangster, the great preacher of the last century, was a man of advanced opinions, at least for an eminent churchman. He was not, for instance, a complete opponent of the … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Easter, 29th April 2012, St Matthias, morning

Reading: John 10.11-18 Preacher: Canon Robert Titley Baptism of Avery Lingle Elliott What a day of promise. Avery has arrived to be baptised and David Gardiner arrives tomorrow as our new parish priest here. And into this moment of promise … Continue reading

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