Readings: Romans, 12: 9- end; Matthew, 16: 24-26 Sermon: Pilgrimage Postcard from the Isles of Scilly I would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who has contributed to our pilgrim postcards during August.  To Cate Thomson, who had the original idea, and to Sarah Rousseau for bringing it to life, and to […]

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Readings: 1 Kings 3.5-12 – At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, ‘Ask what I should give you.’ And Solomon said, ‘You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart towards you; and […]

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‘Hear then the parable’   Readings: Isaiah 55.6-13 Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23 I once read that …a sermon proves to be a communal act, not the creation of one person but the creation of a body of people for whom and to whom one of them speaks… and I’d agree. (Barbara Brown Taylor) But preaching feels […]

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Readings: 2 Corinthians 13.11-end: Matthew 28.16-20 Sermon: [available in an audio version – below] Trinitarian theology is complicated: with every attempt at explanation there seems to be a matching heresy. I’ll never forget one doctrine lecture when a colleague was describing his understanding of the Trinity and our tutor peered over his glasses and replied: “That […]

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