Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sermon: Conversion of St Paul, 25 January 2015, St John the Divine

Readings  Jeremiah 1.4-10; Acts 9.1-22; Matthew 19.27-end Preacher  Revd Neil Summers There was a time when I used to feel a bit envious of other people’s conversion stories, those who could relate in precise detail their conversion to Christianity: the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Conversion of St Paul, 25 January 2015, St Mary, morning

Readings  Acts 9. 1-22, Matthew 19.27–end Preacher  Canon Robert Titley An interesting ITV poll last week: only 39% think Christianity is a force for good in the world;  55% of those aged 65+ said so, but just 22% of 18-24 … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Epiphany, 18 January 2015, St John the Divine

Readings  1 Samuel 3.1-10 [11-20]; Revelation 5.1-10; John 1.43-end Preacher  Revd Neil Summers I could make quite a lot of time for eminent scientist and devout atheist, Professor Richard Dawkins, if only he weren’t so bolshie in his attacks on … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Epiphany, 18 January 2015, St Mary, morning

Readings  1 Samuel 3.1–10; John 1.43-end Preacher  Martin Houghton-Brown, worshipper at St Mary’s and Chief Executive, Depaul UK Today is homeless Sunday and I want to pose a question, “To what extent does the voice on the street that cries … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Epiphany, 18 January 2015, St Matthias, morning

Readings 1 Samuel 3:1-10; Revelation 5:1-10; John 1:43-end Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes According to one report I’ve seen it’s estimated that in this country we spent £10b over the Christmas period shopping online. That sounds like a very round figure, … Continue reading

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Sermon: Baptism of Christ, 11 January 2015, St Mary’s, evening

Readings  Isaiah 42.1–9; Mark 1:4-11 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   Some people seem to have a very clear idea of their vocation in life from a very early age. As some of you will know, in a previous life I … Continue reading

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Sermon: Baptism of Christ, 11 January 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  Mark 1: 4-11 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers Last week, one parishioner remarked how glad she was that things are back to normal, referring to all the exceptions and disruptions that the Christmas season brings to our usual routines. I … Continue reading

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Sermon: Baptism of Christ, 11 January 2015, St Mary’s, morning

Reading  Mark 1.4–11 Preacher Canon Robert Titley   Early last week, preachers and column writers (the better organised ones at least) had an idea of what they were going to talk about today, but that was before Wednesday and Paris. … Continue reading

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Sermon: Epiphany, 4 January 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  Matthew 2.1–12 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes Recently I’ve become fascinated by the biology of the cell. Previously I’d had zero interest in any kind of biology. At school I gave up biology as soon as I could. Actually, it’s … Continue reading

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