Monthly Archives: November 2016

Sermon: Advent Sunday, 27 November 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Isaiah 2. 1-5, Romans 13. 11-end, Matthew 24. 36-44 Preacher  The Revd Neil Summers Advent Sunday: a new church year begins today, and our three-year cycle of Bible readings goes to the first Sunday in Year A – back … Continue reading

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Sermon: Advent Sunday, 27 November 2016, St Mary’s, morning

Reading  Matthew 24: 36-44 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes I’m going to play the professional northerner card again, I’m afraid. I just can’t resist it. Now, some of you out there may think that life in the North of England is … Continue reading

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Sermon: Remembrance Sunday, 13 November 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Malachi 4. 1-2a, 2 Thessalonians 3. 6-13, and Luke 21. 5-19 Preacher The Reverend Neil Summers ‘Remember’ is one of those wonderful, wide-ranging English words that can mean as little as having a vague recollection of something, right through to … Continue reading

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Sermon: Remembrance Sunday, 13 November 2016, St Matthias

Readings  Malachi 4. 1-2a, 2 Thessalonians 3. 6-13, and Luke 21. 5-19 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP Today on Remembrance Sunday here as in many other Commonwealth and other countries in the world we observe a day … Continue reading

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A new Team Vicar at St Matthias

A new Team Vicar for St Matthias The Rev’d Anne Crawford I was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, the daughter of a miner and a nursery nurse.  I spent the first ten years of my life living in Barnsley, and then … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday before Advent, 6 November 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Job 19: 23-27; 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5, 13-17; Luke 20: 27-38 Preacher  The Reverend Neil Summers The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.  So wrote L.P. Hartley in The Go-Between in 1953.  I reckon we … Continue reading

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