Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sermon: Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, 27 August 2017, St John the Divine

Reading  Matthew 16.13-20 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers This is one of my special possessions: a piece of rock brought back for me years ago from Israel – indeed from the very location of this morning’s Gospel reading, Caesarea Philippi, where … Continue reading

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Sermon: Tenth Sunday after Trinity, 20 August 2017, St John the Divine

Reading  Matthew 15.10-28 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   You know how it is sometimes – a phrase or a sentence will just stick in your mind. Well, years ago, Paddy Ashdown was being interviewed on the radio. I can’t remember … Continue reading

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Sermon: Tenth Sunday after Trinity, 20 August 2017, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings  Romans 11.1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15.21-28 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers The other day, I went to a hospital appointment and, from the consulting room next door, I could hear very clearly, through obviously paper-thin walls, an altercation in which a … Continue reading

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Sermon: Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tuesday 15 August 2017, St John the Divine

Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   One of the recurring features of interviews with athletes in the recent World Championships was how important it is to have people around you to encourage you towards your goals – family, friends, trainers, the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 13 August 2017, St John the Divine

Readings  1 Kings 19.9-18, Romans 10.5-15, Matthew 14.22-33 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   I have always been inspired by the vision of a new heaven, a new earth, and the holy city, as described in that well-known passage from the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 13 August 2017, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading  Matthew 14.22-33 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   It’s become something of a truism that these days, when it comes to the news, it’s difficult to know what to believe – especially if you rely on social media and the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 6 August 2017, St John the Divine

Readings  Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14, 2 Peter 1.16-19, Luke 9.28-36 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   Ever since I first became aware of the awful coincidence, I’ve felt a sense of unease about the fact that the 6th August, the date on … Continue reading

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