Monthly Archives: June 2017

Sermon: Second Sunday after Trinity, 25 June 2017, St John the Divine

Readings  Jeremiah 20.7-13, Romans 6.1b-11, Matthew 10.24-39 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   Imagine this scenario.  Yesterday Christianity was declared illegal. The government finally passed legislation declaring the Church of England a dangerous and subversive group, banning all members from holding … Continue reading

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Sermon: First Sunday after Trinity, 18 June 2017, St Mary Magdalene

Reading  Matthew 9.35-10.8  Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   When I was pondering this sermon, I decided in the end to base it on three quotations. After all, it was Trinity Sunday last week, so the number three is in the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Corpus Christi, 15 June 2017, St John the Divine

Preacher  Revd Neil Summers I started wearing glasses at two and a half, long before the days of designer spectacles or contact lenses.  Some of you will remember those very attractive – not! – NHS round lenses, with frames in … Continue reading

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Sermon: Trinity Sunday, 11 June 2017, St John the Divine

Readings  Isaiah 40.12-17, 27-31, 2 Corinthians 13.11-end, Matthew 28.16-end Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   On Trinity Sunday we try to talk about God.  That is very difficult.  All our language about God is picture language.  The abstract language used by … Continue reading

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Sermon: Pentecost, 4 June 2017, St John the Divine

Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes First of all, a quotation from a writer you’ve never heard of. Actually, that’s a bit presumptuous of me. What I mean is that I’d never heard of him until a couple of months ago. His … Continue reading

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