Monthly Archives: November 2013

Christ the King, Sunday 24th November 2013: A Vision for Mission – Stephen Hance

24th November 2013, Richmond Team Jeremiah 23.1–6, Colossians 1.11–20, Luke 23.33–43.   Introduction Thank you very much for your welcome and hospitality. Thank you too to Robert for inviting me. It is wonderful to share in worship with you today, … Continue reading

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Second Sunday before Advent, 17th November 2013, St Mary’s, evening

Reading Matthew 13.1-9,18-23 Preacher Canon Robert Titley If the parable of the sower leaves you cold at first, that’s a good sign in a way, because it means you live a fairly secure life. Imagine you are one of the … Continue reading

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Second Sunday before Advent, 17th November 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Readings 2 Thessalonians 3.6-13, Luke 21.5–19 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The reading we have just heard will be heard by millions today. The system of Bible readings we use, called the Common Lectionary, means that we hear the same pieces … Continue reading

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Second Sunday before Advent, 17 November 2013, St Matthias & St. John the Divine

Don’t worry: you haven’t missed Christmas, but I have to tell you the year ends next week. Not the calendar year, but the church year, and we will be celebrating the Feast of Christ the King. Appropriately, today’s readings turn … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday, 10th November 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Reading 2 Thessalonians 2.1-5,13-17 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The second letter to the Thessalonians may seem a biblical sideshow. Written by Paul or a disciple of his, it deals with a problem that seems pretty remote now: a group of … Continue reading

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Richmond Foodbank

Priority now milk and tinned rice pudding. Please leave items on the table at the back of St Mary’s and St John’s – Sundays only.

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Feast of All Saints, 3rd November 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Reading Luke 6.20–31 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Baptism of Harry Evans and Freddie Lidgey  Lionel Blue, the media rabbi, tells a story about two couples playing cards. One man makes a grand slam, and sits back, triumphant. ‘You fool!’ hisses … Continue reading

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All Saints’ Sunday, 3 November 2013, St. John the Divine

At All Saints-tide, many of us may call to mind our favourite patron saints: jolly old St. Nicholas; St. Anthony, who helps us find things (and people) that are lost; St. Christopher who keeps us safe when we travel; St. … Continue reading

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