Monthly Archives: June 2012

Birth of St John the Baptist, 26th June 2012, St Mary’s, evening

Readings Isaiah 40.1-11, Luke 1.57-66,80 Preacher Canon Robert Titley They asked, ‘What manner of child shall this be?’ The child whose birth we celebrate today will grow up to become a ‘hairy, half-naked, vegetarian desert-dweller;’ not my words but those of the … Continue reading

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Birth of St John the Baptist, 26th June 2012, St Mary’s, morning

Readings Isaiah 40.1-11, Luke 1.57-66,80 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Last Sunday my new colleague David Gardiner went down a storm with a question-and-answer sermon, so I thought I’d be bold this morning and try – a question. What words appear … Continue reading

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Second Sunday after Trinity, 17th June, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Sermon on Jeremiah 7: 1-14   One event casts its shadow over the whole book of Jeremiah: the conquest of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 587BC, the destruction of theTemple and the subsequent exile of many leading citizens. You could … Continue reading

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Second Sunday after Trinity, 17th June, St Matthias, morning

Readings Ezekiel 17.22–end, Mark 4.26-34 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The Gospel reading tells us that Jesus made extensive use of parables – pithy, teasing stories – in his teaching about the kingdom of God. So what material would he use if … Continue reading

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June 10th, Second Sunday after Trinity, St Mary’s, morning

Readings Genesis 2.3.8-15; Mark 3.20-25 Preacher Canon Robert Titley In 1999 a unique event took place in Copenhagen, the first international conference of practical jokers. What a load of fun, you might think. You’d be wrong. The conference struggled to … Continue reading

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Pentecost. May 27 St Marys 9.30 a.m

Pentecost 27 May 2012 St Mary Magdalene. Parish Eucharist. 9.30 a.m. John 15v 26-27, 16 v 4b-15 Acts 2 v1-21 May our words and deeds be acceptable to you Oh Lord This week, more than sixteen thousand people caught the … Continue reading

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Sermon 2nd of Easter. St Mary Magdalene. Choral Evenson

  Sermon.  2nd Easter Evensong.  St Mary Magdalene. Sunday 15 April.   May what we think and feel and say be acceptable to you oh Lord.   Psalm 143 v 1-11   Isaiah 26 v1-9, 19   Luke 24 v … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday & Jubilee Sunday, 3rd June 2012, St Mary’s, evening

Readings Ezekiel 1.4–10, 22–28a, Revelation 4   Preacher Canon Robert Titley If you are a republican with no interest in boats, this has not been a brilliant day for you, though if you are a militant republican you might have … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday – St. Matthias – 3 June 2012

In a survey carried out some years ago, many clergy said they found Trinity Sunday the second most difficult Sunday of the year (after Remembrance Day) on which to know what to say. Some have studiously avoided it, feeling they … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday, 3rd June 2012, St John the Divine

Readings: Isaiah 6: 1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8: 12-17; John 3: 1-17 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 and our … Continue reading

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