Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Easter, 26 April 2015, St Matthias, evening

For the Annual Parochial Church Meeting of the Richmond Team Ministry Readings  Exodus 16.4–15, Revelation 2.12–17 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley   The Book of Revelation is responsible for a lot. It has given us some of the most compelling images … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Easter, 26 April 2015, St John the Divine

ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING SERMON Preacher  Revd Neil Summers It is now just over six months since I became team vicar here.  What I said in my first sermon, I say again today: it is a privilege to be sharing the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Easter, 26 April 2015, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings  Acts 4.5–12, John 10.11–18 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley   If you don’t know much about wine but you want to sound like you do, I’ve heard that what you need to do is talk about it in terms of … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Easter, 19 April 2015, St Matthias & St John the Divine

Readings  Acts 3.12–19; Luke 24.36b–48 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers There are many reasons why Easter Sunday, with its liberating story of transformation, is the most wonderful day of the Christian year, not least because it comes as such a relief … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Easter, 19 April 2015, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading  Luke 24.36b-48 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley People are still talking about it. The Passion Richmond made quite an impression and everyone is saying we should do it again. But when? Suggestions vary from five years’ time to next year. … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Easter, 12 April 2015, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings Exodus 3: 1-12, Luke 10: 25-37 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes When I was pondering this sermon, I soon realised that there was a lot I wanted to mention about Christianity and politics, but that I wouldn’t have time to … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Easter, 12 April 2015, St Mary Magdalene, morning and St John the Divine

Reading John 20.19–end Preacher Canon Robert Titley What must it feel like to be called a national treasure? Faintly patronised, I suspect. It’s a sign that, however bad a boy or girl you once were, you’re now tamed, you’ve lost … Continue reading

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Sermon: Easter Day, 5 April 2015, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Reading  Luke 24:13-35 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   First of all, I’m going to ask you to do something incredibly difficult. Don’t worry, you don’t actually have to do anything, just exercise a little imagination. Imagine, if you will, the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Easter Day, 5 April 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  Mark 16:1-8 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers On the third day he rose again: a very familiar phrase from the creed. How gullible are you that you could believe such a thing, asks the secularist, the rationalist and the sceptic? … Continue reading

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Sermon: Easter Day, 5 April 2015, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings  Acts 10.34–43, Mark 16.1–8 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley   Well, it’s good to see you all, though I should warn you that being associated with a place like this may not do much for your reputation. ‘To call yourself … Continue reading

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