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Sermon: Third Sunday after Trinity, 7 July 2019, St Matthias

Readings Luke 10.1-11 & 16-20 Preacher Revd Alan Sykes Presently I’ll be talking about the gospel reading that we’ve just heard but first it’s confession time. Don’t fret, this is confession time for me, not for you. I’ll be the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, 9 September 2018, St Matthias

Readings   Isaiah 35.4-7a; James 2.1-10; Mark 7.24-37 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   Brexit still rules the waves when it comes to the political life of our country but over the summer another controversy has also had wind in its sails, … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, 2 September 2018, St Matthias

Readings  Deuteronomy 4.1-2, 6-9; James 1.17-end; Mark 7.1-8, 14, 15, 21-23 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   A couple of weeks ago we had one of my nieces staying with us along with her two boys. We had a good few … Continue reading

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Sermon: Seventh Sunday after Trinity, 15 July 2018, St Matthias

Readings  Amos 7.7-15,  Mark 6.14-29 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   There’s sometimes confusion about what a prophet does – a prophet in the Bible, that is. A prophet in the biblical sense does not predict the future. If the prophet … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday of Easter, APCM, 22 April 2018, St Matthias

APCM – Sunday 22 April 2018   What does God want us to be and do in our churches and community? That is a question we have been grappling with in the past year and a half and which has … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 9 July 2017, St Matthias

Reading  Matthew 11: 16-19 & 25-30 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   You may have heard of something called the Templeton Prize. It’s awarded every year to a person who, in the judges’ estimation, (and I quote) ‘has made an exceptional … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday after Trinity, 2 July 2017, St Matthias

Reading  Romans 6.12-23 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   Rather than speak about our Gospel reading, I’m going to say a few words about the second passage that we heard, the one from Paul’s letter to the Romans. St Paul in … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday of Lent, 12 March 2017, St Matthias

Reading  John 3: 1-17 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes Using a very round number, I reckon it was about 10 years ago that Chaos Theory seemed to be all the rage. You heard about it everywhere. Now not so much. I … Continue reading

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Sermon: Epiphany, 8 January 2017, St Matthias

Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes When I was studying A level French – a long time ago, almost in another galaxy far, far away – we had to read Voltaire’s short satirical work Candide. And an entertaining read it is, it … Continue reading

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Sermon: Remembrance Sunday, 13 November 2016, St Matthias

Readings  Malachi 4. 1-2a, 2 Thessalonians 3. 6-13, and Luke 21. 5-19 Preacher  The Revd Sister Margaret Anne McAlister ASSP Today on Remembrance Sunday here as in many other Commonwealth and other countries in the world we observe a day … Continue reading

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