Sermon – 4th December 2022

Second Sunday of Advent – Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12 Isaiah spoke words of hope the people desperately needed to hear—dead stumps springing back into life, lions laying with lambs, an end to war and a future of peace.  The Israelites felt hopeless, in despair. The words Isaiah wrote told of that despairing and proclaimed that […]

Sermon 13th November 2022

Remembrance Reflection Why can darkness seem scary? Is it, to state the obvious, the fact we can’t see? There is more than one way to interpret darkness. Barbara Brown Taylor wrote a brilliant book entitled ‘Learning to walk in the dark’. In it she explores her own fear of darkness and challenges it. She also asks the […]

Sermon 6th November 2022

Luke 20: 27-38 These Sadducees were a tricky bunch. Jesus has spent the last few chapters of Luke turning upside down the values of this world with parables about short tax collectors, a man with a seemingly dysfunctional vineyard and disrupting the economy of the Temple and now the Sadducees were determined to trip him […]

Sermon 9th October 2022

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 (Luke 17:11-19)  Our readings are taken from the lectionary which as I’m sure you know is the church of England’s daily readings for the liturgical church year. We have a choice, normally of 5 or 6 different books and passages that we can preach on. Supposedly there are common themes between the Old Testament, […]

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