Monthly Archives: May 2013

Trinity Sunday – St. John the Divine – 26 May 2013

In a survey carried out a while ago, clergy were asked which Sundays of the year were the most difficult to preach on, and guess which one came first? Yes, it was today – Trinity Sunday. (The second, incidentally, you … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday, 26th May 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Reading Romans 5.1–5 Preacher Canon Robert Titley More of the religious results of the 2011 Census came out last week. Here’s what two commentators thought. First, Telegraph columnist Damian Thompson, whom the Church Times once called a ‘blood-crazed ferret’. ‘I … Continue reading

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Pentecost, Whit Sunday, 20th May 2013, St Mary’s, evening

Readings Exodus 33.7-20, 2 Corinthians 3.4-18 Preacher Canon Robert Titley There are certain things that belong – or don’t belong – at certain times of day. First thing in the morning, only tea will do for me; for you it … Continue reading

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Pentecost, Whit Sunday, 19th May 2013, St John’s, morning

Reading Acts 2.1-21 Preacher Canon Robert Titley This day will always have a particular aroma for me: the smell of burnt wood. Pentecost 2000 was a sunny morning (unlike today’s), and we celebrated it in the garden of the vicarage in … Continue reading

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First Communion

We shall be admitting children to communion on Sunday 7th July. Preparation sessions on Friday afternoons from 7th June. Children should be in Year 2 or above and regular worshippers at one of our churches. To register please contact Teresa … Continue reading

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7th Sunday of Easter, 12th May 2013 St Mary’s, morning

The Sunday after Ascension Day Reading Acts 16.16–34 Preacher Canon Robert Titley He had hinted that the time would come for him to go, but when that time came the shock was still terrible for some. Some had doubted him … Continue reading

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6th Sunday of Easter, May 5th 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Readings Acts 16.9-15, John 14.23–29 Preacher Canon Robert Titley By and large you’re a helpful bunch here, and from time to time you give me things you think I ought to read. At Morning Prayer one day this week Jean … Continue reading

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Sunday 28th April 2013, St Mary’s, evening, Catherine of Siena

First Evensong of the feast of St Catherine of Siena and Team-wide service before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting of the Richmond Team Ministry Readings Wisdom 7.7-10,15-16; 1 Peter 1.3-9 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Avid royal watchers will know that tomorrow … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Easter, 21st April 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Reading John 10.22-30 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Vocations Sunday Jesus says, ‘my sheep hear my voice’. So today is about recognising voices. Can you recognise these? [A tape is played of four voices recorded from the radio.] They were: Justin … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday of Easter, 14th April 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Readings John 21.1–19 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Three days before her funeral, we are fighting over Margaret Thatcher’s legacy. Which is the true story to tell? The story of a saviour? or a destroyer? One thing we can be sure … Continue reading

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