Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sermon: Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, 30 August 2015, St Mary’s, evening

Reading  Revelation 3.14-22 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   We all know that story by Hans Christian Andersen – the Emperor’s New Clothes. But I’m going to summarise it for you anyway. A couple of swindlers promise an extremely vain emperor … Continue reading

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Sermon: Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, 30 August 2015, St Matthias, morning

Readings  James 1.17-27, Mark 7.1–8, 14, 15, 21–23 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley Two Bible texts: I am about to do a new thing, says the Lord (Isaiah 43.19) He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; … Continue reading

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Sermon: Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, 23 August 2015, St Mary’s, evening

Reading  2 Corinthians 6.1-10 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley   At one point in the first – perhaps still the best – of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Captain Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) has been judged, condemned, and … Continue reading

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Sermon: Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, 23 August 2015, St John’s, morning

Reading  John 6.56–69 Preacher Canon Robert Titley After that gospel reading you may have a sense of déjà vu, or rather, déjà entendu, ‘I’m sure I’ve heard that before.’ And if you’ve been to church recently, you have. This is … Continue reading

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Sermon: Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, 16 August 2015, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Galatians 4.4-7, Luke 1.46-55 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley   Hot tickets in the cinema just now are for The Diary of a Teenage Girl. There’s a debate over whether it should be an ‘18’ – which it is, because … Continue reading

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Sermon: Tenth Sunday after Trinity, 9 August 2015, St John the Divine

Readings  1 Kings 19:4-8, Psalm 34:1-8, John 6:35, 41-51 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers There is a fair bit of human feeling and emotion to be found in today’s readings.  In the Gospel, ‘the Jews’ are in a complaining and incredulous mood.  … Continue reading

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Sermon: Tenth Sunday after Trinity, 9 August 2015, St Mary’s, morning

Readings Ephesians 4.25-5.2, John 6.41-51 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Last week the starter. This week we move into the main course as we continue to read the sixth chapter of John’s gospel and all that Jesus says about being the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 2 August 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  John 6.24–35 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers In John’s Gospel, there are many ‘I am’ sayings attributed to Jesus – I am the door, the good shepherd, the vine, the resurrection and the life and, today, I am the bread … Continue reading

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Sermon: Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 2 August 2015, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Ephesians 4.1–16  John 6.24–35 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley Many of you have heard but some won’t: I have been offered a job at Salisbury Cathedral and I have said Yes. We sent an email round on Friday to everyone … Continue reading

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