Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sermon: Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity, 25 September 2016, St Matthias

Readings  Amos 6.1a, 4-7, 1 Timothy 6.6-19, Luke 16.19-end Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers   I read recently of a congregation singing the hymn ‘Lord, for the years’.  We sing it ourselves sometimes.  In the third verse, it prays – … Continue reading

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Come and Sing at St Mary’s!

Did you miss Last Night of the Proms or just couldn’t get enough of it – don’t fret “Come and Sing – celebrating 90 Glorious Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II” live with the Band of the Honourable Artillery Company … Continue reading

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Sermon: Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, 18 September 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Amos 8.4-7, 1 Timothy 2.1-7 & Luke 16.1-13 Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers   The parable we heard from Luke’s Gospel is one of the most problematic of all the stories Jesus told, because, on the face of it, it appears … Continue reading

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Sermon: Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, 18 September 2016, St Matthias

Readings  Amos 8.4-7, Psalm 113, 1 Timothy 2.1-7 & Luke 16.1-13 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP   Our gospel reading today from Luke is not an easy one to understand. It is the parable of the Shrewd Manager, also … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, 11 September 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Exodus 32.7-14, Psalm 51. 1-11, 1 Timothy 1.12-17, Luke 15.1-10 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP I wonder when was the last time that any of us lost something? Perhaps we lost our debit or credit card? Or we … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, 11 September 2016, St Matthias

Readings  Exodus 32.7-14, 1 Timothy 1.12-17, Luke 15.1-10 Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers The story from the Book of Exodus is just one example of a number of episodes in the Hebrew Scriptures (our OT) which picture God in a very human … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, 4 September 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Deuteronomy 30.15-end, Philemon 1-21, Luke 14.25-33 Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers John Pridmore, former Rector of Hackney, now retired, once wrote about a conversation he’d had with an archdeacon about Simone Veil, the French philosopher, mystic and political activist.  The archdeacon … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, 4 September 2016, St Matthias

Reading  Luke 14: 25-33 Preacher  The Revd Alan Sykes We’ve just experienced the 2016 version of the Olympic Games and we got used to stories of athletes and swimmers and cyclists and exponents of taekwondo making great sacrifices in order … Continue reading

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