Monthly Archives: February 2018

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: First Sunday of Lent, 18 February 2018, St John the Divine

Readings  Genesis 9.8-17, 1 Peter 3.18-22, Mark 1.9-15 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   The former MP and current journalist, Matthew Parris, although an atheist, was brought up in a Christian environment and is very knowledgeable about the faith.  He wrote … Continue reading

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Sermon: Sunday next before Lent, 11 February 2018, St John the Divine

Reading  2 Kings 2.1-12, 2 Corinthians 4.3-6, Mark 9.2-9 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   Significant things happen on mountains in many religious traditions, not least Judaism and Christianity.  For instance, Noah’s ark came to rest on Ararat; Moses received the … 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: Second Sunday before Lent, 4 February 2018, St John the Divine

Readings  Proverbs 8.1, 22-31, Colossians 1.15-20, John 1.1-14 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   A former Bishop of Durham once said, ‘We become like what we worship’.  It was an insight from the Book of Psalms (115.8 to be precise), where … Continue reading

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