Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sermon: Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 26 July 2015, St Mary, evening

Reading  Matthew 20.20-28 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley   An old sermon of mine reveals an international survey conducted in 2004 about religious attitudes. One question asked, ‘Would you die for your beliefs?’ Pakistan, largely Muslim, scored highly; so did Nigeria, … Continue reading

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Sermon: Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 26 July 2015, St John the Divine

Readings  2 Samuel 11.1–15; 2 Kings 4.42–end; John 6.1–21 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers Hungry people, insufficient food, yet by God’s providence, enough and with plenty to spare. Where does that little story come from? If you were listening carefully to this … Continue reading

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Sermon: Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 26 July 2015, St Mary, morning

Reading  John 6.1-21 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes After the events of 5th May – the date of the general election, just in case you’ve forgotten already – the Liberal Democrats only have 8 MPs but even so the election last … Continue reading

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Sermon: Seventh Sunday after Trinity, 19 July 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  Ephesians 2.11–end Preacher  Revd Neil Summers Compelling words about the impact of Jesus’ life and death in today’s passage from the Letter to the Ephesians: He has abolished the laws with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create … Continue reading

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Sermon: Seventh Sunday after Trinity, 19 July 2015, St Mary, morning

Reading  Mark 6.30–34, 53–end Preacher  Canon Robert Titley   If among the several opportunities for spectator sport this afternoon you choose the Lord’s Test Match – or mismatch – between England and Australia, you may need some emotional relief. If … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sixth Sunday after Trinity, 12 July 2015, St Mary’s, evening

Reading  Job 4.1; 5.6–end Preacher Canon Robert Titley   The books of the Bible are varied, but most of them you can put on one side or another of a red line: do they welcome the world, or do they … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sixth Sunday after Trinity, 12 July 2015, St Mary’s, morning

Readings Acts 27.27 – 28.2; Matthew 4.18-22 Preacher Canon Robert Titley For the visit of Richmond Sea Cadets and the baptism of Eva Blackmore and Matthew Parmenter I want to talk about three things: proportion, mission and conversion. That story … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 5 July 2015, St Mary’s, evening

Reading  Luke 8: 1-3 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes We’ve just heard a very short – a matter-of-fact, yet intriguing – passage from Luke’s gospel about some of the women who accompanied and supported Jesus and his disciples as they travelled … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 5 July 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  Mark 6.1–13 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers Today’s Gospel sees Jesus back in his home town of Nazareth.  He was invited to preach and what he said evidently stirred up a hornet’s nest and set off a train of questions. … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 5 July 2015, St Mary’s, morning

Preacher  Revd Ann Lynes, Team Curate, St Mary’s Barnes Just last month, I had the privilege of visiting the Holy Land on a diocesan pilgrimage. We were lucky enough to stay at a hotel right next to the Sea of … Continue reading

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