Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sermon: St John the Evangelist, 27 December 2015, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  1 John 1; John 21. 19b-end Preacher  Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP Today we celebrate and give thanks to God for the life, witness and works of St John the Apostle and Evangelist on this his feast day, … Continue reading

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Sermon: Midnight Mass, 24 December 2015, St John the Divine

Readings  Hebrews 1. 1-4; John 1. 1-14 Preacher  Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP This Christmas night we gather here to worship God on this “queen of feasts” as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ over 2,000 … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Advent, 20 December 2015, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Micah 5.2-5a, Luke 1.39-45 Preacher  Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP There are only four more shopping days to Christmas after today…. A few more days of frenetic activity as we dash out to the shops to get that … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Advent, 13 December 2015, St John the Divine

Reading  Luke 3: 7-18 Preacher  Reverend Alan Sykes ‘It’s the rich what gets the pleasure, it’s the poor what gets the blame’. Not very grammatical words and not perhaps the whole truth about human life but reflecting a good dollop … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Advent, 13 December 2015, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Zephaniah 3.14-end; Luke 3.7-18 Preacher  Reverend Neil Summers   Today is known in some churches as Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is the Latin word for ‘rejoice’. The day has its origins in those times when Advent was observed more strictly … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Advent, 6 December 2015, St Mary’s, morning

Reading  Luke 3: 1-6 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   Now, it is a truth universally acknowledged that, if you want to have a tidy home, it’s a good idea to have lots of guests – guests of the expected variety, … Continue reading

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