Monthly Archives: April 2014

Second Sunday of Easter, 27 April 2014, St John the Divine, evening

Sermon preached before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting Reading Mark 15.46-16.8 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The Sunday after Easter. Shops are emptied of eggs and chick-and-bunny-related merchandise as the smart weapons of consumer capitalism lock on to Summer and barbecues and beachwear. … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Easter, 27 April 2014, St Matthias & St John the Divine, morning

Reading  John 20: 19-31 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes I expect we’ve all been there – or should I say not been there. You’re watching, say, a game of football on the TV, the cup final maybe or an England game. … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Easter, 27 April 2014, St Mary, morning

Readings  Acts 2. 14a, 22-32; John 20. 19-end Preacher  Ruth Martin We have probably all looked back, through the rear view of our lives and said, of some occurrence, or some relationship that has since soured, or blossomed, the signs were … Continue reading

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Easter Day, 20 April 2014, St Mary’s, evening

Readings  Song of Solomon 3. 2-5, 8. 6-7,  John 20. 11-18 Preacher  Ruth Martin When the unexpected happens, we each respond in our own individual ways. Mary wept when she saw the stone rolled away from the tomb assuming that … Continue reading

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Easter Day, 20 April 2014, St Mary’s, morning

Reading Matthew 28.1–10 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Well, the kids are having fun in the churchyard hunting eggs. So now we are alone, I can share with you an alarming story I found on the sober pages of the Daily … Continue reading

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Good Friday, 18 April 2014, St Mary, 12.00noon

Preacher  Revd Nicholas Roberts The Seven Last Words of Christ Richmond, St. Mary Magdalene. Good Friday, 18 April, 2014     ‘Introduzione’: Joseph Haydn, Die sieben letzte Worte                                          unseres Erlösers am Kreuze   Father, forgive them… (Luke 23:34) Today … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday, 13 April 2014, St Mary, evening

Readings  Isaiah 5.1–7  Matthew 21.33–end Preacher  Canon Robert Titley   The Noah film – gosh it’s serious. The official Vatican newspaper, L’Avennire, has called it a ‘missed opportunity’ which ignores God, which I think misses the mark for what is … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent, 6 April 2014, St Mary, evening

Reading  Matthew 20.17–end Preacher  Canon Robert Titley   We are sure that the gospel according to Matthew is not the direct result of eyewitness reporting. It looks most likely that it’s partly based on the gospel according to Mark – … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent, 6 April 2014, St John the Divine, morning

Reading  John 11: 17-45 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   The fifth Sunday of Lent marks the start of Passiontide, and the build-up to the series of commemorations which lie at the very heart of Christianity, and which will find their … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent, 6 April 2014, St Matthias, morning

Readings  Ezekiel 37: 1-14; Romans 8: 6-11; John 11: 1-45 Preacher  Revd David Gardiner   We’ve had quite a year. A lot has been going on. We’ve had lovely baptisms and some really joyful weddings, we’ve put on some great … Continue reading

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