Sermons

Sermon: Sixth Sunday of Easter, 21 May 2017, St Mary Magdalene morning & St John the Divine

Readings  Acts 17.22-31, 1 Peter 3.13-22,  John 14.15-21 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers For most people, Easter is a long time ago.  The holidays are done (indeed, it’s nearly time for another one, with half-term on the horizon), the chocolate eggs have been … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday of Easter, 14 May 2017, St John the Divine

Reading  John 14.1-14 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers There are numerous passages in the New Testament texts which make it clear that the earliest Christians expected Jesus to return very soon. He would fully establish God’s kingdom and transport them to … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday of Easter, 14 May 2017, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading   John 14.1-14 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes If you walk down George Street towards the station – ignoring all the overpriced bakeries that seem to be proliferating round here – you’ll go past a couple of travel agents – Trailfinders … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Easter, 7 May 2017, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Reading  John 10: 1-10  Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes At the end of the gospel passage we’ve just heard Jesus tells us why he has come among us. Speaking as the Good Shepherd he says: ‘I came that they [his flock, … Continue reading

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Sermon: Patronal Festival, 7 May 2017, St John the Divine

Preacher  Revd Stuart Lee, Chaplain, Richmond Almshouses   It is a great pleasure to be with you this morning for this celebration. At the end of last year I moved from a parish in East Sheen to be chaplain to … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Easter, 7 May 2017, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading  John 10:1-10 Preacher  Revd Wilma Roest Have you ever experienced this? The phone rings, you pick up and say ‘hello’ and the person on the other end of the line immediately starts talking. You listen, but as you listen … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday of Easter, 30 April 2017, St John the Divine

Reading  Luke 24.13-35 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers Today, the day of the Annual Church Meeting in all three churches in the parish, followed this evening by the RTM APCM, is traditionally a day for reviewing the past year, looking to … Continue reading

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Sermon: St George’s Day, 23 April 2017, St Mary’s, evening

Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes One thing we all know about St George is that he is supposed to have killed a dragon and in the process to have rescued a damsel in distress. Here’s an account of this event that … Continue reading

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Sermon: Easter Day, 16 April 2017, St John the Divine

Reading  Matthew 28: 1-10 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers One of the striking features of the Easter stories in the Gospels is that places which were thought to be enclosed, protected and safe are thrown wide open. Chief among them, of … Continue reading

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Sermon: Passion Sunday, 2 April 2017, St John the Divine

Reading  John 11.1-45 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers The fifth Sunday of Lent marks the start of Passiontide, and the build-up to the series of commemorations which lie at the very heart of Christianity, and which will find their climax in … Continue reading

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