Monthly Archives: August 2014

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, 31 August 2014, St John the Divine, morning

Reading  Romans 12: 19-end;  Matthew 16: 21-end Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   Time was when August was the media’s ‘silly season’, when the news was less serious and more trivial, quirky or bizarre, because everyone was on holiday, so real … Continue reading

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Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, 31 August 2014, St Mary, morning

Reading  Matthew 16: 21-28 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   ‘Revenge is a dish which people of taste prefer to eat cold’. So says the main protagonist, played by Dennis Price, in the film Kind Hearts and Coronets, as he kills … Continue reading

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Tenth Sunday after Trinity, 24 August 2014, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Romans 12.9–end; Luke 22.24–30 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   Last week there was an article in the Evening Standard, that claimed that in inner London in certain circles the Christian faith is actually becoming cool and hip – not … Continue reading

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Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 17 August 2014, St Mary’s, morning

Reading  Isaiah 56.1, 6–8, Matthew 15.21-28 Preacher Canon Robert Titley What is the life of one rich man in California compared with thousands in the Middle East? It’s a non-question – each person is unique – and anyway, despite the … Continue reading

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Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 10 August 2014, St Mary’s, evening

Reading Acts 14.8-20 Preacher Canon Robert Titley In 2007 Westminster Central Hall hosted a debate on the motion ‘We’d be better off without religion’. Seven years on, as people read of the barbarities of the so-called Islamic State, some may … Continue reading

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Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 10 August 2014, St John the Divine, morning

Reading Matthew 14.22-33 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Why does Peter sink? Because he ‘notices’ the strong wind. Note that word. Jesus so transfixes Peter that at first Jesus is all that he is aware of, but then he ‘notices’ the … Continue reading

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Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 10 August 2014, St Matthias, morning

Preacher  Revd Tom Carson, Assistant Curate in Mortlake with East Sheen Parish, preaching on ‘Walking on Water’   To view this sermon on YouTube, please click here.

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Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 10 August 2014, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Romans 10: 5-15;  Matthew 14: 22-33 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 and our redeemer. Amen. Have you … Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday after Trinity, 3 August 2014, St John the Divine, Morning

Reading  Matthew 14.13–21 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   The feeding of the 5000 features in all four gospels and, like all the miracle accounts, it is interesting on a number of levels. Theologically, it seems its purpose is to show … Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday after Trinity, 3 August 2014, St Mary’s, morning

Reading Matthew 14.13-21 Preacher Canon Robert Titley For the baptism of James Eccleston The news is awful. So it’s wonderful that James is here to remind us what life should be about – what, deep down, it is about – … Continue reading

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