Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sermon: Candlemas, 31 January 2016, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Malachi 3.1-5, Psalm 24 and Luke 2.22-40 Preacher  Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP Today we celebrate the great feast of Candlemas, or as it is known in the Book of Common Prayer, “The Presentation of Christ in the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Epiphany, 24 January 2016, St John the Divine

Preacher   Revd Neil Summers One of my favourite passages from Alice in Wonderland comes when the White Queen has decided she’d like to hire Alice as a lady’s maid: ‘I’m sure I’ll take you with pleasure!’ the Queen said. ‘Twopence … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Epiphany, 24 January 2016, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Nehemiah 8.1-3, 5-6, 8-10, Psalm 19 and Luke 4.14 -21 Preacher  Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP There are many ways in which God may be revealed to us. This continuing Epiphanytide has been focusing on three particular ways … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Epiphany, 17 January 2016, St Mary’s, Matins & Evensong

Reading  John 2.1-11 Preacher  Reverend Neil Summers The story of the wedding at Cana, is jam-packed full of symbolism with many layers of meaning. John’s Gospel presents the changing of water into wine as the first of a series of … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Epiphany, 17 January 2016, St Mary’s, morning

Reading  John 2: 1-11 Preacher  The Revd Alan Sykes Back in May Fee and I were on holiday in Arizona. Now, I find it difficult to keep track of exactly what I’ve said before in my sermons, so forgive me … Continue reading

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Sermon: Baptism of Christ, 10 January 2016, St Mary’s, morning and evening

Reading  Luke 3.15-17, 21-22 Preacher  The Reverend Alan Sykes   Perhaps I should preface at least my initial remarks today with a health warning as they may not tie in completely with traditional Christian teaching. So feel free to disagree … Continue reading

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Sermon: Epiphany, 3 January 2016, St John the Divine

Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers The star of Bethlehem has long fascinated the curious, and the wise men from the east have inspired poets, composers and artists across the centuries. Only Matthew, among the four Gospel writers, tells the story … Continue reading

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Sermon: Epiphany, 3 January 2016, St Matthias

Readings  Isaiah 60.1-6, Ephesians 3.1-12 and Matthew 2.1-12 Preacher  Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP Christmas has come, and also the New Year, and if we are honest we would probably have to admit that most of us, if not … Continue reading

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Sermon: Epiphany, 3 January 2016, St Mary’s, morning

Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes First of all, I’d like you to cast your minds back to the floods in early December – not the current spate, the ones about a month ago. Now, I have a question: where did they … Continue reading

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