Embodying Theological reflection for St Mark’s Broomhill 3rd Sunday of Easter, 15th April 2018 (Luke 24. 36b-48)   Do you believe in ghosts? Well that’s a rabbit hole we could do well to avoid. I only ask because we heard in the gospel that the disciples in the Upper Room ‘thought that they were seeing […]

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8th April 2018 – Michael Bayley

New life in Christ The story of Jesus appearing to the doubting Thomas finishes by saying: “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.” What do we understand by having “life in his name.” We talk about […]

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28th January 2018 – Revd Sue Hammersley

God of liberation, confronting the powers that exclude the unclean and bind us to death: may we receive your word of authority, your rule of peace, your earthy holiness, which comes not to destroy but to set free; through Jesus Christ, the holy one of God.  Amen        Steven Shakespeare Deuteronomy 18.15-20 The Lord your God will raise […]

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31st December 2017 – Revd. Michael Bayley

Christmas and the family The most powerful image of Christmas is of the infant Jesus who is completely and totally vulnerable, completely and totally dependent on his mother. The vulnerability of the infant Jesus evokes a powerful response, a response which is always evoked by the miracle of a newborn child. It is a constant […]

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Midnight Mass 24 December 2017 by Anne Padget

“The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.” Midnight Mass has always been one of my favourite services of the year.  Not just because it is the night before Christmas – and so the excitement of dawn awaits – but because for me it enhances something of the mystery of what we […]

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2 Samuel 7.1- 16                  Luke 1.26-38 Rejoice with Mary in the call, ‘Be blest, prepare the way!’                                         Kathy Galloway This Sunday, being both Advent 4 and Christmas Eve, gives an extra depth of meaning to the […]

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Sunday 16 December 2017 – Anne Padget

The Good News of Deliverance.  This is the phrase I was greeted with when first looking up the Isaiah reading for today on the website Bible Gateway.  This is how it titled this passage from the prophet and it certainly gave me food for thought.  Our theme for Advent, as we have focusing on throughout, […]

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Readings: 1 Corinthians 1.3-9, Mark 13.24-37 Waken our sleeping love, O God, to announce the coming dawn. Amen. What do you hope for this Advent? First of all, I must apologise to anyone who has come along to St Mark’s hoping to hear Rachel Mann speak this morning- you’ve got me instead! It is my […]

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Sunday 12 Nov 2017 Remembrance Sunday

Why Remember? Why do we remember, what do we remember and what difference does it make? In churches and cenotaphs all across the country today people will pause to remember the signing of an agreement in 1918 which ended the war which ravaged Europe. Had it also been a commitment to long-term relationships of trust […]

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Homily for All Saints – 5 Nov 2017

I can’t help wondering who it is that each one of you will have chosen as your saintor symbol for your patchwork square, to represent those who have inspired and blessed you. But, put together with everyone else’s, when it is complete our patchwork will have 100 or so images, that have been created in […]

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