Christmas can be a comforting and reassuring festival, easy for the children to join in with Angels shepherds and mangers. And indeed that is right and proper. The story of the Incarnation, of God coming a human being and all that follows from that is a truly amazing story for which I, for one am […]

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Christmas can be a comforting and reassuring festival, easy for the children to join in with Angels shepherds and mangers. And indeed that is right and proper. The story of the Incarnation, of God coming a human being and all that follows from that is a truly amazing story for which I, for one am […]

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Christmas can be a comforting and reassuring festival, easy for the children to join in with Angels shepherds and mangers. And indeed that is right and proper. The story of the Incarnation, of God coming a human being and all that follows from that is a truly amazing story for which I, for one am […]

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Midnight Mass – 24th December 2016

Even now, after many years of listening, those words from the beginning of John’s gospel still send a tingle down my spine… there is something about them being spoken aloud, spoken in our midst that is very powerful indeed. It is as if, perhaps, through them that we can cut through or bypass Matthew’s and […]

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The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. In the classic Christmas film, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy goes on a journey to find the One who can help her to get back home after […]

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It’s a great joy to be here at St Mark’s this morning – thank you for your kind invitation – although, I do realise that most of you still have the ‘I didn’t invite him’ defence if all goes horribly wrong!  Nevertheless, thank you Sue for your warm welcome. And so we enter the second […]

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This morning’s readings have prompted me to get us thinking again about God.  It doesn’t sound all that radical, does it – this is, after all, a sermon in a church… but I don’t think that we talk enough, with each other, about what we mean when we talk about “God”. Throughout history gods have […]

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Today, the last Sunday after Trinity, is set aside as Bible Sunday and I am delighted that we now have two vibrant, and very different, Bible study groups here at St Mark’s.   Reading the Story, led by Janet Morley, is giving people the opportunity to read longer sections of Hebrew scripture, to hear much […]

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