28 October 2018 Bible Sunday – Janet Morley

Isaiah 55.1-11 ‘Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy?’ Today is Bible Sunday. There’s a well-known saying whose author I haven’t succeeded in tracking down. The internet claims it is by either Karl Barth or an anonymous African woman. ‘There are […]

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14 October 2018 – Anne Padget

When putting together this sermon, I initially started as I often do – reading the passages a couple of weeks beforehand, then doing some more reading and letting themes ruminate in my brain before finally actually writing it – usually on the Saturday morning the day before the service. This process has worked for me […]

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16 September 2018 – Michael Bayley

Hope in Honouring our Pain for the World In the service last Sunday after the bread and wine had been taken up there was this prayer: “Fill our lives with green and Growing hope.” We have been pursuing the theme of hope for some months and it will be the theme of the parish weekend […]

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2nd September 2018 – Anne Padget

One of my greatest delights in life is watching good comedy – especially when the genius of the writing and performances have a talent for echoing truth.  And one of my favourite shows that I think constantly demonstrates this is Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.  I’ve been re-watching these and been reminded how relevant […]

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19 August Trinity 12 Yr B – Sarah Colver

When in our music God is glorified and adoration leaves no room for pride it is as though the whole creation cried: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!                                                      (Fred Pratt Green) It won’t be a surprise to many of you that this brief reflection this morning will include some thoughts about the role of singing – and music […]

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12 August 2018 – Michael Bayley

I am the bread of life When I take communion to someone’s house, I generally don’t take the reserved sacrament but consecrate the bread and wine in the service at the person’s house. This means I have to take the bread and wine. For the bread I most often cut a corner off a slice […]

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Sermon for Trinity 10 YrB 5th August 2018 Exodus 16.2-4, 9-15    John 16.22-35 Today I think is a day for wondering; wondering about meaning and directions. The readings certainly provide plenty of food for thought – sorry about the pun… Our Old Testament reading gave us a glimpse, a fragment of Exodus, tha. B great […]

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22 July 2018 Mary Magdalene – Shan Rush

We know very little about Mary Magdalene. She is mentioned in all four of the canonical gospels in small but significant ways that through history easily became overlooked. Her profile in non-canonical gospels like Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip and the Acts of Peter reveal she had a much more prominent role both […]

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15 July 2018 Trinity 7 – Michael Bayley

Trust Prophets tend to get into trouble. When you look at what Amos said it is not really surprising. Amaziah who was the top priest at King Jeroboam’s sanctuary at Bethel, complained to the King that Amos had said: “Jeroboam shall die by the sword and Israel must go into exile away from his land.” […]

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