Monthly Archives: December 2016

Sermon: Christmas Day, 25 December 2016, St John the Divine

Preacher  Revd Neil Summers A couple of Sundays ago, children in this church took part in their own version of the Nativity.  As the story was read, the characters – in the form of the children and one brave adult … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Advent, 18 December 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Isaiah 7.10-16; Romans 1.1-7; Matthew 1.18-end Preacher  Revd Neil Summers The readings during the Sundays of Advent traditionally focus on those characters seen as preparing the way for the birth of Jesus. We began with the patriarchs and matriarchs … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Advent, 11 December 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Isaiah 35.1-10, James 5.7-10, Matthew 11.2-11 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers The Advent liturgies contain some evocative and thrilling words, not least the familiar blessing we hear in this season which reads: ‘Christ the son of righteousness shine upon you … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Advent, 4 December 2016, St John the Divine

Readings  Isaiah 11. 1-10, Romans 15. 4-13, Matthew 3. 1-12 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers It was way back in the 1970s that I went on a pilgrimage to Israel, but there were several experiences that will always stay in my … Continue reading

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