Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sermon: First Sunday after Trinity, 29 May 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  1 Kings 8.22-23, 41-43; Galatians 1.1-12 and Luke 7.1-10 Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers I’m always glad to reach this stage of the church calendar. Today, we begin a long period of what is called ‘Ordinary Time’. Our Common … Continue reading

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Sermon: First Sunday after Trinity, 29 May 2016, St Mary, morning

Readings  Psalm 96, Galatians 1.1-12 and Luke 7.1-10 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP The notion of authority is something which has changed quite considerably in recent years. Dictionary definitions describe authority as “the power or right to … Continue reading

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Sermon: Trinity Sunday, 22 May 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31; Romans 5.1-5 and John 16.12-15 Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers Last week, on the Feast of Pentecost, I talked about the centrality of language in the account of the coming of the Holy Spirit to the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Trinity Sunday, 22 May 2016, St Matthias

Readings  Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31,  Romans 5.1-5 and John 16.12-15 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP In years gone by I used sometimes to stay for a retreat at an enclosed Franciscan convent at Freeland, a village about ten … Continue reading

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Sermon: Pentecost, 15 May 2016, St Mary’s, Sung Matins

Readings  Isaiah 40.12-23, Acts 2.1-21 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP Today the Church keeps the great feast of Pentecost. The name Pentecost was first given in the Old Testament to the Jewish Feast of Weeks, which fell … Continue reading

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Sermon: Pentecost, 15 May 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Acts 2.1-21; Romans 8.14-17 and John 14.8-17 Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers For Christians, this Feast of Pentecost is the climax of the Great 50 Days of Easter. We have observed the testing 40-day Lenten journey through the wilderness; … Continue reading

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Sermon: Seventh Sunday of Easter, 8 May 2016, St Mary’s, morning

Readings  Acts 16.16-34, Psalm 97 and John 17.20-26 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP Three days ago on Thursday what were we all – or hopefully most of us – doing? Well, I suppose the most obvious answer … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sixth Sunday of Easter, 1 May 2016, St Mary’s, evening

Readings  Zephaniah 3.14 – 20 & John 14.23 – 29 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP A story that has dominated the news of the past week has been that of the court verdict of the Hillsborough enquiry. … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sixth Sunday of Easter, 1 May 2016, St Mary’s, morning

Reading  John 14: 23-29 Preacher  The Revd Alan Sykes I enjoyed my schooldays – on the whole. I doubt if anyone enjoys them utterly and entirely, but I find it quite easy to forget the bits that weren’t so pleasant. … Continue reading

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