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Farewell to a true original

We took part in the celebration service for the life of one of our band, Peter Simpson by ringing a touch of Grandsire triples and a sequence of call changes. Although ill health had prevented Peter from ringing with us … Continue reading

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Sermon: Maundy Thursday, 18 April 2019, St Mary Magdalene

Readings Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Preacher Ruth Martin What is it about love? One of the most moving, deeply human and memorable human occasions is when individuals, knowing that they will die imminently, focus their … Continue reading

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Our New Tower Captain

Kate Wallis has been elected the new tower captain of the Richmond bell ringers. Kate will be leader of the Richmond band and representative of the Richmond ringers. She has taken over from Sarah Percival who held the post for … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday before Advent, 18 November 2018, St Mary Magdalene

Readings  Hebrews 10.11-14, 19-25; Mark 13.1-8 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   Don’t worry: you haven’t missed out on Christmas, but today I need to tell you the year comes to an end next week.  Not the calendar year, of course, … Continue reading

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Sermon: Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2018, St Mary Magdalene

Preacher:  Major General Sir Michael Carleton-Smith, CBE DL   Firstly I would like to thank Wilma for inviting me to what passes for the pulpit on this very special Remembrance Sunday. One hundred years since the end of the worst … Continue reading

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Sermon: Bible Sunday, 28 October 2018, St Mary Magdalene

Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   I don’t know how many of you recognised the tune to which we sang our second hymn, the one just before the gospel reading. Just in case you didn’t know it, it was the tune … Continue reading

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Sermon: Twenty First Sunday after Trinity, 21 October 2018, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings  Hebrews 5.1-10; Mark 10.35-45 Preacher  Ruth Martin   Yesterday morning when I was enjoying watching the sun come into the garden, I saw a pair of magpies and a pair of squirrels competing for access to the only bird … Continue reading

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Sermon: Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, 14 October 2018, St Mary Magdalene

Reading  Mark 10.17-31 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   I thought I’d start off with something a little controversial – a lot controversial in fact. It can’t have escaped your attention that the appointment last week of Brett Kavanaugh to the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, 23 September 2018, St Mary Magdalene, evening

Reading  Matthew 8.23-34 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   I was brought up in the era before central heating. At least it took a long time for that particular mod con to reach our house up in the frozen north of … Continue reading

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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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