Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sermon: All Saints’ Day, 30 October 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Daniel 7.1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1.11-end and Luke 6.20-31 Preacher  The Revd Wilma Roest Most people are familiar with the church year: that great cycle of prayer and liturgy that takes us from Advent through Christmas and Epiphany, on through … Continue reading

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Sermon: All Saints’ Day, 30 October 2016, St Matthias

Readings  Daniel 7.1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1.11-end and Luke 6.20-31 Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers At All Saints-tide, many of us may call to mind our favourite patron saints: jolly old St. Nicholas; St. Anthony, who helps us find things (and … Continue reading

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Sermon: All Saints’ Day, 30 October 2016, St Mary’s, morning

Preacher  The Revered Alan Sykes Today we are celebrating All Saints Day – two days early. All Saints Day falls on Tuesday this year, so watch out for those trick or treaters on Monday evening. In our house we normally … Continue reading

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Sermon: Bible Sunday, 23 October 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Isaiah 45.22-end, Romans 15:1-6, Luke 4:16-24 Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers Today is Bible Sunday, so a few thoughts on how we read and interpret the Bible.  We often refer to the Bible as the ‘book of books’, and … Continue reading

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Sermon: Bible Sunday, 23 October 2016, St Matthias

Preacher  The Revd Alan Sykes Today we’re thinking about the Bible and I’m going to try and tease out, as best I can, its one central message. Forget about the details – not that the details are unimportant but sometimes … Continue reading

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Sermon: Twenty first Sunday after Trinity, 16 October 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Genesis 32.22-31, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3.14 – 4.5 and Luke 18. 1-8 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP   There is a common thread through our readings today of persistence, of keeping going despite difficulties, and … Continue reading

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Sermon: Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, 9 October 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  2 Kings 5.1-15c & Luke 17.11-19 Preacher  The Revd Alan Sykes As you may have noticed, we are in the midst of the party conference season. Perhaps as a matter of principle you try not to notice such things … Continue reading

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Sermon: Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, 9 October 2016, St Matthias

Readings  2 Kings 5.1-3, 7-15c,  Psalm 111, 2 Timothy 2.8-15 and Luke 17.11-19 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP The gospel today from Luke and also our first reading from the second book of Kings in the Old … Continue reading

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