Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fourth Sunday of Lent, 30 March 2014, St Mary, evening

Readings  Micah 7; James 5 Preacher  Revd David Gardiner   To view this sermon on YouTube please click here.  We would be interested to hear your comments on our first video sermon – please write in the comments box below.   … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday, 30 March 2014, St John the Divine & St Mary, morning

Readings Exodus 2. 1-10, Luke 2. 33–35 Preacher Canon Robert Titley As we think about the first reading, here’s a good question for Mothering Sunday: ‘Who’s holding the baby?’ Previously in the book of Exodus – the Israelites are slaves … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Lent, 23 March 2014, St Mary, evening

Readings Ephesians 5. 1-14, Luke 11. 14-28 Preacher Canon Robert Titley We are moving through dangerous times. Quite how dangerous is not year clear. One country has annexed the territory of another for the first time in Europe since the … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Lent, 23 March 2014, St Matthias & St John the Divine, morning

Reading  John 4: 5-30, 39-42 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   This coming Tuesday, 25 March, is Lady Day.  Some of you will remember this as one of the traditional ‘Quarter Days’ of the English calendar, observed from at least the … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent, 16 March 2014, St Mary’s, evening

Reading  Numbers 21. 4–9 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley During Lent, we go in heart and mind to be with Jesus in the wilderness as he prepares to start his ministry. Many of the readings of the season touch on the … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent, 16 March 2014, St Mary’s, morning

Reading Romans 4: 1-5 and 13-17; John 3: 1-17 Preacher  Ruth Martin   Pope Francis, who last week celebrated his first year in office, and Tony Benn, who died last week, have something very much in common. Both inherited the trappings of … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Lent, 9 March 2014, St Mary’s, evening

Can there be morality without God? Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes A sermon given as a preamble to the meeting of the QI Theology Group In any words from a pulpit about morality, atheism and God it’s probably a good idea … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Lent, 9 March 2014, St John the Divine, morning

Reading  Matthew 4: 1-11 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   Fasting, repentance, discipline, self-denial, and not giving in to temptation: the things with which we have come to associate Lent can sometimes conjure up notions of a rather joyless religion, a … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Lent, 9 March 2014, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Genesis 2. 15-17, 3. 1-7, Matthew 4. 1-11 Preacher Canon Robert Titley So BBC Three is on its way out, off air and online. All of you who thrilled to Gavin and Stacy and Little Britain may find a … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Lent, 9 March 2014, St Matthias, morning

Readings  Genesis 2: 15-17, 3: 1-7; Romans 5: 12-19; Matthew 4: 1-11 Preacher  Revd David Gardiner   May the words of my lips and the meditations of all our hearts be forever pleasing in your sight, O God our strength … Continue reading

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