Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sermon: Palm Sunday, 29 March 2015, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Reading  Mark 12.1-12 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley On Good Friday at 1pm we are staging The Passion Richmond, a passion play in the streets and on the riverside of our town. Jesus will move twice through the streets of our … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday of Lent, 22 March 2015, St Mary Magdalene, evening: Theology Group – War and Peace 2 – The Just War Tradition

Preacher  Canon Robert Titley Last Tuesday the nation gave thanks for the life of our former parishioner, Richard Attenborough. The service at Westminster Abbey included sayings of Gandhi, recalling Attenborough’s epic 1982 film, and among them were these words: There … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday, 15 March 2015, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Reading  Exodus 6: 2-13 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes I’m going to begin with a few words that for some have attained almost the status of Holy Writ. I’m sure you’ll recognise them. ‘It is … for us to be … … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday, 15 March 2015, St John the Divine

Preacher  Revd Neil Summers When my own mum was still with us, I used to scour the shops for a card which celebrated Mothering Sunday rather than its relatively new incarnation, Mother’s Day.  Today was never meant to be solely … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday, 15 March 2015, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading  Colossians 3.12-17 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley   Sad news of two writers’ deaths last week. One was the great fantasy author Terry Pratchett, the other you may not have heard of, though you’ll probably know his work. Sam Simon … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Lent, 8 March 2015, St Matthias, morning

Readings Exodus 20.1-17; John 2.13-22 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Since coming to Richmond in 2010 I have made many discoveries, among them the city of Leeds. Soon after we arrived our daughter started exploring where to do a degree, and … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Lent, 8 March 2015, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading  John 2: 13-22 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers As Lent progresses, and Jesus reaches Jerusalem, it is increasingly clear in the Gospel readings that the inevitable clash with political, social and religious authorities made his eventual death a certainty.  Paradoxically, … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Lent, 1 March 2015, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings  Genesis 12.1-9, Hebrews 11.1-3, 8-16 The name Donald Rumsfeld is seldom heard these days. When it is, it is in the past tense, though it may still be accompanied by a present-tense anger at what he wrought in Iraq … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Lent, 1 March 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  Mark 8:31-end Preacher  Revd Neil Summers In today’s Gospel reading from Mark, Jesus begins to talk about his forthcoming death for the first time. And he makes it clear to his followers that their allegiance to him would be … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Lent, 1 March 2015, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading  Mark 8: 31-38 First of all, I’m going to put on my old fogey’s hat, which I find is fitting me more and more snugly as the years go by. A couple of weeks ago it was reported that … Continue reading

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