Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sermon: First Sunday of Lent, 22 February 2015, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Reading  Genesis 2.15-3.7 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley Quarantine, a time of isolation, comes from the French (or Italian) word for forty. This morning we heard, in Mark’s gospel, how the Holy Spirit takes the newly baptised Jesus and ‘throws him … Continue reading

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Sermon: First Sunday of Lent, 22 February 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  Mark 1:9-15 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers The journalist Matthew Parris, an atheist, but brought up in a Christian environment and very knowledgeable about the faith, wrote in the paper the other day of a recent visit to Israel. While … Continue reading

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Sermon: Ash Wednesday, 18th February 2015, St Matthias, evening

Readings Isaiah 58.1–12, 2 Corinthians 5.20b—6.10, John 8.1–11 Preacher Canon Robert Titley By the end of 2015, this year and last will have brought us many milestones, seventieth and hundredth anniversaries of events in two world wars. Last weekend marked … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sunday next before Lent, 15 February 2015, St John the Divine

Readings  2 Kings 2.1-12; 2 Corinthians 4.3-6; Mark 9.2-9 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers At least some of the modern Church appears a bit embarrassed by the story of the transfiguration. In a scientific age, some find awkward stories of visions … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday before Lent, 8 February 2015, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings  Genesis 2: 4b-end, Luke 8: 22-3 and Psalm 65 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes You won’t need me to tell you that it has been a cold week – with even a touch of snow, though it did melt quite … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday before Lent, 8 February 2015, St John the Divine

Readings  Proverbs 8.1, 22-31; Colossians 1.15-20; John 1.1-14 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers The preacher finished his sermon for the day and walked to the back of the church to greet the congregation. After shaking a few hands, he came to … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday before Lent, 8 February 2015, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings  Colossians 1.15-20, John 1.1-14 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley Unless you’ve been on a short break to the Gobi desert, you’ve probably heard about Stephen Fry and God. In an interview on Irish TV the distinguished broadcaster Gay Byrne asked … Continue reading

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Sermon: Candlemas, 1 February 2015, St Mary, evening

Reading  John 2.18–22 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley When I was a student, we used to go and eat in a place called the Corner House. It was nothing like a house and it wasn’t on a corner, but the moussaka … Continue reading

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Sermon: Candlemas, 1 February 2015, St John the Divine, Team Service

Readings Luke 2.22–40 Preacher  Venerable Stephen Roberts, Archdeacon of Wandsworth If you look at most paintings of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, what you usually see is a happy scene of two proud parents with a nice pink baby, … Continue reading

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