Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sermon: Sunday next before Lent, 26 February 2017, St Mary’s, evening

Readings  2 Kings 2: 1-12  & Matthew 17: 1-23 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes A few weeks ago I went to see a film called Hacksaw Ridge. It’s a true story of a pacifist medical orderly in the battle for the Japanese … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sunday next before Lent, 26 February 2017, St John the Divine

Readings  Exodus 24.12-18, 2 Peter 1.16-21, Matthew 17.1-9 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers In a predominantly rationalist and scientific age, some Christians of a more liberal and progressive disposition find stories involving visions – like Jesus’ Transfiguration, which we’ve just read … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday before Lent, 19 February 2017, St John the Divine

Readings  Genesis 1.1 – 2.3; Romans 8.18-25; Matthew 6.25-34 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers Today’s Gospel reading reminds us how important it is not simply to take all passages of Scripture and apply them directly to ourselves, as though they had … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday before Lent, 12 February 2017, St John the Divine

Readings  Deuteronomy 30.15-20; 1 Corinthians 3.1-8; Matthew 5.21-27 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, is retiring this month.  He delivered his farewell sermon in St Paul’s Cathedral on Candlemas Day.  In it, he revealed, rather movingly, … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday before Lent, 12 February 2017, St Mary’s, morning

Reading  Matthew 5.21-37 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes For as long as I can remember there have been slot machines at railway stations – and in other places – that display various items of confectionary that you are able to extract … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday before Lent, 5 February 2017, St John the Divine

Readings  Isaiah 58.1-9, 1 Corinthians 2.1-12, Matthew 5.13-20 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers The symbol of salt has a bewildering range of allusions in the Bible. Salt destroys and salt preserves.  We read in the Book of Judges that King Abimelech … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday before Lent, 5 February 2017, St Mary’s morning

Reading  Matthew 5:13-20  Preacher  Revd Wilma Roest Last Sunday after our Team service at St Matthias, I had the joy of coming back here for the baptism of Molly. If you haven’t met her, you will have a chance later … Continue reading

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