Monthly Archives: June 2013

Trinity 5 – St. Matthias & St. John the Divine – 30 June 2013

‘Leave the dead to bury their dead’ must be one of Jesus’ starkest commands, and it flies in the face of the sacred Jewish obligation to attend to the burial of your father ahead of all other duties, even the … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday after Trinity, 16th June 2013, St Mary’s, evening

Preacher Canon Robert Titley Reading Mark 4.26-34 The Gospel reading tells us that Jesus made extensive use of parables – pithy, teasing stories – in his teaching about the kingdom of God. What material would he use if he were … Continue reading

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Perhaps we should talk about sex! (St Mary’s, morning of 16 June 2013)

2 Sam 11:26-12:10, 13-15, Luke 7.36-8:3 (Gal 2:15-end) One of the things I will have had to learn rather quickly when preaching, is to try to grab the attention of my audience within a matter of seconds. Even better of … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi (St John’s, 30 May 2013)

Gen 14.18-20, John 6.51-58, 1 Cor. 11.23-26 Let me start to address today’s rather challenging topic by asking a simple question: what is this? (Holding an apple) This is about 80 calories, 18g of carbohydrates and 4g of fibre. If … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday after Trinity, June 9th 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Readings 1 Kings 17.8–16, Luke 7.11–17 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Baptism of Anastasia Arthur Michael Gove – there’s a name to name to stir the blood. He was alarmed by some surveys, one commissioned by that intellectual giant UKTV Gold, … Continue reading

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1st Sunday after Trinity, 2nd June 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Reading Luke 7.1-7 Preacher Canon Robert Titley Before I started doing what I do now, I used to do something else. I worked for the National Coal Board, one of Britain’s long-gone nationalised industries, in the Industrial Relations Department. This used … Continue reading

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‘Big IF’ Campaign Day

ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE Big IF London Saturday 8 June This month the G8 world leaders are in the UK. Join thousands of campaigners to demand that some of the world’s most powerful politicians take action to tackle the root … Continue reading

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