Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sermon: Fifth Sunday of Easter, 24 April 2016, St Mary’s, evening – APCM

Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers When studying novels for exams, I sometimes used to ask my students which type of story they preferred.  Did they like a clear beginning, middle and – especially – end, where all the loose ends … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday of Easter, 24 April 2016, St John the Divine

Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers Today is when we look back over the year since the last ACM in April 2015, picking out just some of the many facets that make up the life of St John’s – though in … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday of Easter, 24 April 2016, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Acts 11.1-18 and John 13.31-35 Preacher  The Revd Alan Sykes In the manner of Neville Chamberlain I have here in my hand a piece of paper. If you remember, when Chamberlain came back from Munich, that piece of paper … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday of Easter, 24 April 2016, St Matthias

Readings  Acts 11.1-18, Revelation 21.1-6 and John 13.31-35 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP It has been quite a week both locally and nationally. Locally, in terms of our life here at St Matthias, some of us went … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Easter, 17 April 2016, St John the Divine and St Mary’s, evening

Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers Easter Day, with its liberating story of new life, is, I think, the most wonderful day of the Christian calendar, especially after the hard slog of Holy Week and Good Friday.  But we’ve now reached … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Easter, 17 April 2016, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Acts 9.36–43 and John 10.22-30 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP Today is kept in the Church of England as Vocations Sunday. For some years now Vocations Sunday has been kept around this time of year and … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Easter, 10 April 2016, St Mary’s, evening

Readings Isaiah 38.9-20 and John 11.17–44 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP In this Eastertide season on Sunday mornings in the eucharist we have been focussing on the gospel accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. For our service of Evensong tonight … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Easter, 3 April 2016, St Matthias

Readings  Acts 5.27-32, Psalm 118.14–29, Revelation 1.4–8 and John 20.19-31 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP Today is traditionally known as Low Sunday, in contrast no doubt with the high feast of Easter Day. Indeed there are several … Continue reading

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