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Sermon: Third Sunday after Trinity, 17 June 2018, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading  Mark 4: 26-34 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   I’ve been spending some time again with my old friend the Oxford English Dictionary. In my opinion at least, you can’t beat the thrill of a good definition. Well, maybe you … Continue reading

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Sermon: Pentecost, 20 May 2018, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings  Galatians 5.16-26 & Ezekiel 36.22-28 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   Sometimes, in an idle moment, I speculate on what makes human beings different from other animals. After all, you have to do something with your spare time. But that … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday of Easter, 29 April 2018, St Mary Magdalene

Reading  John 15.1-8 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   I was never very good at science when I was at school – especially chemistry and biology. I could never work out whether I wasn’t very good because I wasn’t interested – … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Lent, 25 February 2018, St Mary Magdalene

Readings  Romans 4.13-25, Mark 8.31-38 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   In this morning’s Gospel, Jesus begins to talk about his forthcoming death.  As he made clear to his followers, their allegiance to him would be no easy option: it could … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sunday next before Lent, 11 February 2018, St Mary Magdalene

Reading  Mark 9.2-9 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   Some of you will no doubt have heard of the spiritual writer Thomas Merton. He was a Trappist monk in a monastery just outside Louisville in the state of Kentucky. One ordinary … Continue reading

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Sermon: First Sunday of Christmas, 31 December 2017, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   As an old year splutters to an end and a new year comes relentlessly closer, we may be filled with hope or with fear – or perhaps with a fluctuating mixture of the two. It … Continue reading

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Sermon: Christ the King, 26 November 2017, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Readings  Ephesians 1.15-23, Matthew 25.31-46 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   In one way, this Feast Day of Christ the King, falling as it does on the final Sunday of the church’s year, could be thought to be ending the year … Continue reading

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Sermon: Christ the King, 26 November 2017, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings  Ephesians 1.15-23, Matthew 25.31-46 Preacher  Revd Wilma Roest   Today we reflect upon the kingship of Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The Church through the ages has gotten a lot of mileage from this royal … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday before Advent, 19 November 2017, St Mary Magdalene

Readings  1 Thessalonians 5.1-11, Matthew 25.14-30 Preacher  Ruth Martin   The parable of the talents, you will be pleased to know, isn’t about people benefitting from financial investment, its not about people with material plenty having even more, its not … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, 24 September 2017, St Mary Magdalene

Reading  Matthew 18.21-35 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   One of the earliest observations we make in life as we encounter our parents’ quite unreasonable behaviour is, ‘It’s not fair!’  It’s a statement we continue to refine for the rest of … Continue reading

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