Lent 1 – Into the wilderness

HomeWorshipPastoral CareTeachings Articles/News Sermons CatechismLeadershipAbout UsContact Us 2 Corinthians 6:1-10       St Matthew 4:1-11   Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.   Just as Jesus was led up by the Spirit, so has the Church led us up, we hope by the same Holy Spirit,…

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Quinquagesima – The greatest of these is Charity

HomeWorshipPastoral CareTeachings Articles/News Sermons CatechismLeadershipAbout UsContact Us Corinthians 13:1-13       St Luke 18:31-43 See, we are going up to Jerusalem.  What a joy to be able to witness today the baptism of Emelyn Gail!  Our readings today are set as a preparation for Lent, but they are most fitting also for this profound happening.  I will…

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Christmas Day

HomeWorshipPastoral CareTeachings Articles/News Sermons CatechismLeadershipAbout UsContact Us Hebrews 1:1-12       John 1:1-14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us full of grace and truth.”   All our Advent preparations are done.  The day of celebration has arrived.  It brings us joy just to be together.  But to be together in the worship of…

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Advent 3 – Jesus Judges our Faith

HomeWorshipPastoral CareTeachings Articles/News Sermons CatechismLeadershipAbout UsContact Us 1 Corinthians 4:1-5       St. Matthew 11:2-10   This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.  Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.   In Advent we are continually reminded of Jesus’ coming to us…

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Advent 2 – Jesus Judges our Hopes

HomeWorshipPastoral CareTeachings Articles/News Sermons CatechismLeadershipAbout UsContact Us Romans 15:4-13       Luke 21:25-33   The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost. Advent is a time of reflection, of preparation, and of anticipation. Our readings in the first three…

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Advent 1 – Jesus Judges our Loves

HomeWorshipPastoral CareTeachings Articles/News Sermons CatechismLeadershipAbout UsContact Us Romans 13:8-14       Matthew 21:1-13   Now it is high time to awake out of sleep…   Today we begin the new Christian year with the season of Advent (and our second year of worshipping officially as a church!). Our colour has changed to purple to symbolize penitence. Spiritually…

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Restored, Soul and Body (Trinity XXIII sermon)

HomeWorshipPastoral CareTeachings Articles/News Sermons CatechismLeadershipAbout UsContact Us Philippians 3:17-21     Matthew 22:15-22   For our citizenship is in heaven; and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.   The Church of England sets aside the Sunday closest to November 11 for a solemn remembrance of those who served and offered up their lives…

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We are to Climb onto the Cross (Trinity XXII sermon)

HomeWorshipPastoral CareTeachings Articles/News Sermons CatechismLeadershipAbout UsContact Us Philippians 1:3-11       Matthew 18:21-35   For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the mercies of Jesus Christ.   Our journey in Trinity season into the kingdom of heaven is near its completion. Last week we ended with the call of St Paul…

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We Battle Principalities and Powers (Trinity XXI sermon)

HomeWorshipPastoral CareTeachings Articles/News Sermons CatechismLeadershipAbout UsContact Us Ephesians 6:10-20       St John 4:24-54   We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers… Therefore put on the whole armour of God.   This morning we are near the end of Trinity season.  Our readings attend to ever higher matters in the moral life.…

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Friend, come up higher (Trinity XVII sermon)

HomeWorshipPastoral CareTeachings Articles/News Sermons CatechismLeadershipAbout UsContact Us Ephesians 4:1-6       St Luke 14:1-11   When you invited by someone to a marriage feast… Go and sit in the lowest place; so that when your host comes he may say to you, “Friend, move up higher!”   Last week, I mentioned that we were coming the end…

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