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Trinity 9, Sunday 9 August 2020

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Trinity 8, Sunday 2 August 2020

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Sermon: Trinity 6, 26 July 2020, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading: Matthew 13.31-33 & 44-52Preacher: Revd Alan Sykes Well, we’ve just heard a couple of very rich readings. There’s almost too much meat on the bone for easy digestion. When I thought about this sermon a few days ago, I … Continue reading

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Beauty, Hope and Healing

Revd Anne Crawford’s second in the series Beauty, Hope and Healing: reflections from a Vicar’s garden – Gardens for Remembering, can be downloaded below:

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Sermon: Second Sunday before Lent, 16 February 2020, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Reading Matthew 6.25-34Preacher Revd Alan Sykes Pretty obviously the subject of today’s gospel reading is worry. Jesus mentions the word ‘worry’ six times in 10 verses. And be warned: I’m going to be using the word ’worry’ far more than … Continue reading

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Sermon: Candlemas, 2 February 2020, St Matthias

Celebrating old age Over the last year it has been my absolute pleasure and privilege to minister to some very special, and very old, people.  Each week I lead a very simple act of worship at Greville House residential care … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Epiphany, 19 January 2020, St John the Divine

Readings: Isaiah 49.1-7; 1 Corinthians 1.1-9; John 1.29-42Preacher: Revd Neil Summers In John’s Gospel, seeing and beholding are central and recurring themes.  In today’s passage, we have two examples.  First, John the Baptist sees Jesus coming towards him and says, … Continue reading

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Sermon: Baptism of Christ, 12 January 2020, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings Acts 10.34-43; Matthew 3.13-17Preacher Revd Alan Sykes Last week we went to stay with my brother. He lives miles from anywhere in the depths of the Herefordshire countryside. That’s the way he likes it. We always go there – … Continue reading

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Sermon: Christmas Day, 25 December 2019, St John the Divine

It seems that today the Queen will tell us all that 2019 has been, quote, ‘quite bumpy’.  An interesting choice of words, typically diplomatic and understated, but leading to much speculation as to what she might really have in mind.  … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday before Advent, 17 November 2019, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings 2 Thessalonians 3.6-13 & Luke 21.5-19Preacher Revd Alan Sykes Pondering that passage from Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Thessalonians – our first reading – I was reminded of the Canadian clinical psychologist Dr Jordan Peterson. In the last few … Continue reading

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