Monthly Archives: August 2018

Sermon: Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, 26 August 2018, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Reading  Jonah 2 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   For the Jews in ancient times the sea was the great symbol of all that is chaotic, destructive and negative in life. It was on land that people flourished morally and materially. … Continue reading

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Sermon: Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, 26 August 2018, St John the Divine

Readings  Joshua 24.1-2a, 14-18; Ephesians 6.10-20; John 6.56-69 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   After that gospel reading you may have a sense of déjà vu, or, more precisely, déjà entendu, ‘I’m sure I’ve heard that before.’ And if you’ve been in church in the last month, you have. … Continue reading

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Sermon: Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, 26 August 2018, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading  John 6.56-69 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   It seems pretty clear to me that Jesus, in today’s gospel, is talking about the Eucharist, the meal of which we’ll be partaking in a few minutes. So the Eucharist is my … Continue reading

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Sermon: Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, 12 August 2018, St John the Divine

Readings  1 Kings 19.4-8, Ephesians 4.25 – 5.2, John 6.35, 41-51 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   The news of the past few days has brought the whole gamut of human emotions, from the sheer exuberant elation of Dina Asher-Smith winning … Continue reading

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Sermon: Tenth Sunday after Trinity, 5 August 2018, St John the Divine

Readings  Exodus 16.2-4, 9-15, Ephesians 4.1-16, John 6.24-35 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   In John’s Gospel, there are several ‘I am’ sayings attributed to Jesus – I am the door, the good shepherd, the vine, the resurrection and the life … Continue reading

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Sermon: Tenth Sunday after Trinity, 5 August 2018, St Mary Magdalene

Readings  Exodus 16.2-4, 9-15,  John 6.24-35 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   Our first reading today was that well-known episode in the Book of Exodus in which God provides manna for the hungry, grumpy Israelites. He cares for their physical well-being. … Continue reading

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