Monthly Archives: August 2013

From Piotr…

ʽI would like to thank you for the really memorable and wonderful last Eucharist at St John the Divine and in the parish of Richmond. I was honoured by all your words and best wishes for me and our family. … Continue reading

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Trinity 13 – St. Mary Magdalene & St. John the Divine – 25 August 2013

TRINITY 13 – ST. MARY MAGDALENE & ST. JOHN THE DIVINE – 25 AUGUST 2013 Today’s Gospel story, unique to Luke, raises at least two important themes. One is about Jesus’ radical inclusion of women and the marginalised (more of … Continue reading

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12th Sunday after Trinity, 18th August 2013, St Mary’s evening

Reading 2 Corinthians 8.1–9 Preacher Canon Robert Titley After Compline we are supposed to go home silently to bed. Quite improperly, then, last week, I was talking to John Harrington, a regular in our congregation here, about that evening’s reading … Continue reading

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My very own Jesus

I’ve got this friend. He’s called Jesus and I want to be like him! And he’s my Jesus and he’s no one else’s! But that’s alright, you’ve all got your own! My Jesus has got his habits: he does not … Continue reading

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Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15th August, St John the Divine

Sermon for the Feast of the BVM First of all, a little history. In its early days the Church was of no account in the eyes of the world – which could see only a strange new sect and a … Continue reading

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11th Sunday after Trinity, August 11th 2013, St Mary’s, evening

Reading 2 Corinthians 1.1-11 Preacher Canon Robert Titley St Paul begins his second letter to the Corinthians by launching immediately into what he calls ‘tribulation’. Why begin on such a down beat? Because he has emerged from a ghastly experience. … Continue reading

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11th Sunday after Trinity, 11th August 2013, St Mary’s and St John’s, morning

Readings Genesis 15.1–6, Hebrews 11.1-3,8-16, Luke 12.32–40 Preacher Canon Robert Titley A story of valour beneath our feet (almost). The Guardian on August 7th: Sewage worker [Gordon Hailwood] has become an unlikely hero after taking three weeks to defeat a … Continue reading

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Trinity 7 – St. Matthias – 14 July 2013

The story of the Good Samaritan is probably one of the best-known and possibly best-loved bits of the Bible. Many of us have known it since childhood. Its hold on us has to do partly, I think, with the story’s … Continue reading

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10th Sunday after Trinity, 4th August 2013, St Mary’s, evening

Reading Genesis 50.4–end Preacher Canon Robert Titley Tonight, one of the greatest soap operas ever written, the story of Joseph and his amazing coat of many colours. Previously in the book of Genesis… Joseph’s brothers become jealous of their flashy … Continue reading

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10th Sunday after Trinity, 4th August 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Reading Luke 19.41-47a (Book of Common Prayer lectionary) Preacher Canon Robert Titley I don’t know how many of you read The Independent, but today’s’ gospel reading got a mention in its editorial of 26th July. A piece about Archbishop Justin … Continue reading

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