Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sermon: Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, 27 September 2015, St Mary, morning

Readings  Numbers 11: 4-6; 10-16; 24-29; Mark 9: 38-end Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   As many of you will know, there are many interesting things to see in Venice, among them the Jewish Quarter – the Ghetto – the place … Continue reading

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Sermon: Eve of St Matthew, Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, 20 September 2015, St Mary’s, evening

Reading  Matthew 6: 19-end Preacher  Revd Neil Summers It’s been said you can tell quite a lot about a person by the company they keep. In a world that is at once increasingly global and networked, and YET more fragmented … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, 20 September 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  Mark 9.30-37 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers Something familiar, but also a bit strange, has just happened in St. John’s.  The priest read aloud a story from a big red book about a teacher who put a child in the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, 20 September 2015, St Mary’s, morning

Reading  Mark 9.30-37 Preacher  Canon Robert Titley For the baptism of Freya Firth   I’ve just got back from holiday. As someone who wears a uniform at work, one thing I look for on holiday is the chance to dress … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, 13 September 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  Mark 8:27-end Preacher  Reverend Neil Summers   A cartoon on the front of a birthday card I saw was a witty send-up of the kind of jargon that can often typify the business and commercial world. It depicted two … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, 13 September 2015, St Mary’s, morning & evening

Reading  Mark 8:27-38 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes A few weeks ago we discovered some ants scurrying around one of the rooms in our humble dwelling. While I was dithering and being generally indecisive (as is my wont), Fee (my wife) … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, 6 September 2015, St Mary’s, evening

Reading  Exodus 14.5–end, Matthew 6.1–18 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers 9-year old Joe was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday school.  ‘Well’, he said, ‘our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, 6 September 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  Mark 7:24-end Preacher  Reverend Neil Summers We are human beings, not animals.  How many times have you heard those words from migrants in the news this week? Today’s Gospel sees Jesus mainly in Gentile, that is non-Jewish, territory.  He … Continue reading

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