Readings: Isaiah 42: 1-9; Matthew 3:13-17 Sermon: “Justice and Peace have Embraced” The Old Testament reading from the book of Isaiah comes from close to the beginning of the section from Isaiah chapters 40 to 55 which is generally referred to as Second Isaiah. The first 39 chapters cover the period before the Israelites were […]

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Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Sermon: “A Call to…” God has called us out of darkness into the light. May we recognise the Spirit’s presence amongst us And be strong in faith, hope and love As with gratitude,  we both seek and share Christ’s blessings.   Amen Today, as the Twelve Days of Christmas draw to a […]

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Readings: Hebrews 2:10-end; Matthew 2:13-end Sermon: Well, I don’t know about you, but by this stage in the year, quite frankly I’m knackered’!. I love the build up to Christmas, I love the stillness of Advent and the contradictory madness of getting all the presents bought and the Christmas dinner organised. I enjoy the sacredness […]

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Readings: Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew, 1:18-end Sermon: ‘Called to Assent’ For the darkness of waiting, of not knowing what is to come of staying ready and quiet and attentive we praise you O God. For the darkness and the light are both alike to you. Today we continue our Advent sermon series on waiting for God’s […]

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Readings Isaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11 Sermon I know that it has been an emotional and fraught week for everyone in this country in the wake of the General Election last Thursday, regardless of party politics. As a consequence I’ve spent the past few days thinking myself in circles about what to say in light of […]

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Readings Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 3:1-12. Sermon (the service also included a baptism) When we planned this sermon series we had no idea that we would be heading into a General Election or that there would be a baptism this morning. Whatever it means to be a prophet, it seems to me that we need to learn […]

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This is is the last Sunday of the Church year. It is also the festival of Christ the King. It is also is a special day for other reasons too – after communion the choir will perform the premiere of a new anthem composed by Reuben Tozer Loft. The music is a setting of words […]

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