Sermons by Jan Crombie

Seeding the Word

Today’s Sermon is based on the  Parable of the Sower in the Gospel according to Matthew Chapter 13 beginning at Verse 1. It is the first “live” sermon since the COVID restrictions were imposed.    

The Transfiguration

Today Revd Jan explores the importance of the presence of those witnesses to Jesus’s transfiguration on the mountain. TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD Year A – Exodus 24: 12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1: 16-21; Matthew 17: 1-9 Eye witnesses are really important for knowing what happened. Jesus takes three men up the mountain and they […]

Welcome Jonathan and Glynn

In place of the usual sermon today Rev Jan welcomes and commissions Honorary Assistant Curate, the Rev’d. Jonathan Kemp, and formation student Glynn Holland-Leam, including an introductory chat with them about their values and hopes for their time with us.   Photo: L-R Rev. Jonathan Kemp, Glynn Holland-Leam, Rev Jan Crombie

Rector’s Start of Year Challenge

EPIPHANY 2, YEAR A Isaiah 49: 1-7; Psalm 40: 1-14; 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9; John 1: 29-42 I wonder if I should follow the strategy of Paul as he writes to the church in Corinth that we heard today…  sweeten the church community up at the beginning of the letter-come-sermon, and then launch for the […]

Sermon – Christmas 1

Isaiah 63: 7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2: 10-18; Matthew 2: 13-23 Now it is a shame we can’t jump two weeks for the readings for today – on January 12 we will be celebrating the baptism of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It would have been so fitting for today as we celebrate the baptism of […]

Christmas Sermon 2019

CHRISTMAS SERMON 2019 Children – and activity …………………………….. I was sitting cutting the circles for the nativity activity for any children that might come today… quite peacefully mind you, such a lovely thing to do, no need to really concentrate – although my cutting prowess probably reflects that attitude…. anyway, I looked at the nativity […]