Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sixth Sunday after Trinity, 27 July 2014, St John the Divine, Morning

Reading  Matthew 13: 31-33 & 44-52 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   I’ve got a bone to pick with the person who decided on our Gospel reading today. In fact I dare say it was chosen by committee not by one … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday after Trinity, 27 July 2014, St Matthias, Morning

Readings  1 Kings 3: 5-12; Romans 8: 26-end; Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52 Preacher  Revd David Gardiner 1 Kings 3: 5-12 God asks Solomon what he wants from God. Solomon says God has been faithful to his Father David, and thanks … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 20 July 2014, St Mary, Evening

Reading  Mark 15:40-16:7 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   This evening’s Gospel reminds us of the centrality of females in the Christian narrative. They were instrumental in the story of the first Easter, for it was the women who stayed with … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 13 July 2014, St Mary, evening

Readings 2 Samuel 7.18–end, Luke 19.41—20.8 Preacher Canon Robert Titley   Evensong will end in good time for the World Cup Final tonight, and I hope you’ll watch what this culmination of an interesting two weeks, even for those who … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 13 July 2014, St John the Divine, morning

Reading  Matthew 13.1–9, 18–23 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   A newsletter came through our door some time ago from a local independent church, and it made for interesting reading. In just four sides of paper, its subjects ranged from hybrid … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 13 July 2014, St Matthias, morning

Reading Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23 Preacher Canon Robert Titley   Today, one of the best known stories in the gospels. If the parable of the sower leaves you cold at first, that’s a good sign in a way, because it means … Continue reading

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Third Sunday After Trinity, 6 July 2014, St Matthias, morning

Reading Matthew 11.16–19, 25–end Preacher Canon Robert Titley   Everybody knows somebody who – when in a certain mood – is never satisfied. When the window is closed the room is too stuffy; open the window, and the room is … Continue reading

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Third Sunday After Trinity, 6 July 2014, St Mary & St John the Divine, morning

Readings  Romans 7.15–25a Preacher  Revd Neil Summers Both readings this morning – St Paul’s words to the Christians in Rome and Jesus’ to the crowd in Matthew’s Gospel – are full of a quality which is central to our faith, but which … Continue reading

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