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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8th July 2018 Trinity 6 – Mark Newitt

  Failure, Falling Upward and Lament 2 Corinthians 12.2-10 Mark 6.1-13 Our gospel reading, this morning, tells the stories of Jesus’s return to his hometown – often titled Rejection at Nazareth – followed by the sending out of the 12 disciples to teach and heal as an extension of Jesus’s own ministry. Both would make […]

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1 July 2018 Trinity 5 – Anne Padget

In all of our lives I am sure we can look back and see that there has been at least one moment of truth – maybe be even more than one.  I remember for me that one moment came about 15 years ago.  I was on a workshop in Ireland that centred around spiritual and […]

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Trinity Sunday 27 May 2018 Sermon Series – Faith Stories Readings Isaiah 6:1-13 6In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their […]

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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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