Monthly Archives: March 2013

Good Friday – The Women at the Cross – St. Matthias – 29 March 2013

The Gospels vary a bit as to the women who followed Jesus as far as the place of crucifixion. Apart from those who are named, I wonder if the widow of Nain might also have been among them? Her story … Continue reading

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Good Friday – Caiaphas and Pontius Pilate – Alan Sykes – St Matthias – 29 March 2013

Caiaphas and Pontius Pilate   John 11:47-50 47 The chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the council, and said, ‘What are we to do? This man is performing many signs. 48 If we let him go on … Continue reading

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Good Friday – Reflection on Peter and the Disciples – Gill Doling – St. Matthias – 29 March 2013

Read Matthew 16. 15-23 The rock on which the church will be built or a stumbling block, there to trip Jesus. Peter is one of the most vocal disciples and his deep love of Jesus is often revealed in his … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday – St Mary Magdalene – 28th March 2013

Readings: Exodus 12: 1-4, [5-10,] 11-14; 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26; John 13: 1-17, 31b-35 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 redeemer. … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday, 24th March, St Mary’s, evening

Sermon for Palm Sunday (Luke 18: 28-40) A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say – though not necessarily a thousand words of truth. A picture, even a photograph, can lie as much as words can. It depends … Continue reading

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5th Sunday of Lent, March 17th, St Mary’s, morning

Reading John 12.1-8 Preacher Canon Robert Titley It’s early days, but my provisional verdict on the new Pope is – promising start; great choice of name. Almost as new is the Archbishop of Canterbury, enthroned this week. One paper has described … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Lent – 10th March, Mothering Sunday. 09.30 St Mary’s

What does it mean to be mothering? And is this question relevant to me? Clare Paine reflects on the mothering roles we ALL  have a responsibility to play and mothering sunday sermon.clare paine.st mary’s

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, 10th March 2013, St Mary’s, evening

Reading Luke 15.1-3, 11-32 Preacher Canon Robert Titley We in Britain live shorter, less healthy lives than those in most other countries in Europe. That’s the finding of the Global Burden of Disease study, just released by the Institute of … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday of Lent, March 3rd 2013, St Mary’s, morning

ReadingsIsaiah 55.1–9, Luke 13.1-9 Preacher Canon Robert Titley ‘What have I done to deserve this?’ the phrase you use after changing your fourth nappy of the morning, when you’ve drawn the short straw for telephoning that irksome person, or you’ve … Continue reading

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Concordia Concert – ‘Hear My Prayer’

On Saturday, 9th March Concordia will be performing music of penitence and redemption at St John the Divine at 7.30pm.

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