Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sermon: Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 26 June 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  1 Kings 19.15-16, 19-21; Galatians 5.1, 13-25; Luke 9.51-62 Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers  ‘Leave the dead to bury their dead’ must be one of Jesus’ starkest commands.  It flies in the face of the sacred Jewish obligation to … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 26 June 2016, St Mary, morning & evening

Reading  Luke 9: 51-62 Preacher  The Revd Alan Sykes A while back there was a lot of publicity for a theory about how a person acquires real, genuine expertise – be it playing the violin or playing golf or learning … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 26 June 2016, St Matthias

Readings  1 Kings 19.15–16, 19-21, Psalm 16, Galatians 5.1, 13–25, Luke 9.51–62 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP It’s been an extraordinary week for Britain. On Thursday many of us cast our vote in the Referendum – whether to … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 19 June 2016, St Mary, evening

Readings  Genesis 24.1-27, Luke 8.26-39 Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers I recall very clearly a tricky encounter a few years ago with a student in my college office. I had known this young woman previously. She hadn’t got the grades … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday after Trinity, 12 June 2016, St Mary, evening

Readings  Genesis 13 and Mark 4.21-41 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP In the Bible there are some wonderful stories of the patriarchs and matriarchs, those early figures who were people of faith and who were called to … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday after Trinity, 12 June 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Isaiah 65.1-9, Galatians 3.23-end, Luke 8.26-39 Preacher The Revd Neil Summers If you think there is a lot of sin around this morning, you are right! I think many of us these days – me included – feel a … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday after Trinity, 12 June 2016, St Mary, morning

Readings  Genesis 1: 20-29 & Matthew 5: 1-12 Preacher  Revd Daryl Booth Introduction My name is Daryl and today I am going to be speaking on the subject of animal theology. Animal welfare is something I have long had an … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday after Trinity, 5 June 2016, St John the Divine

Reading  Luke 7: 11-17 Preacher  The Revd Alan Sykes It is our normal practice in this parish to preach, come rain or shine, on whatever readings have been chosen for that particular day by those who are burdened with making … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday after Trinity, 5 June 2016, St Matthias

Readings  1 Kings 17.17-24, Galatians 1.11-24 and Luke 7.11-17 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP All of our three readings for today have a common theme that can be easily detected. All are about a holy man of … Continue reading

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