Pentecost Four 28th June 2020

READINGS of the DAY Genesis 22: 1-14 Psalm 13 Romans 6: 12-23 Matthew 10: 40-42 SERMON  +In the name of God, Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Amen. Good morning everyone. The Lord be with you. In the Gospel reading today we heard Jesus’ final words of encouragement to the twelve as he commissions them as […]

Pentecost Three 21st June 2020

Good morning everyone. Many will be relieved that I will not be mentioning COVid 19 this morning though it is vital as an issue at the moment and we have needed to hear much about it in other situations. Instead we are going to focus on one of the most puzzling and misunderstood sayings of […]

Pentecost Two 14th June 2020

  Reading – Matthew 9: 35- 10:8 This is a pivotal passage in Matthew’s Gospel. Up until now it has all been about Jesus’ ministry, travelling around Galilee teaching, preaching and demonstrating who He is, by miracles of healing diseases, and casting out demons. Wouldn’t it have been an amazing experience to have heard and […]

Trinity Sunday 7th June 2020

Asking the new parish curate to preach on Trinity Sunday is a time-honoured tradition around the world. The conventional wisdom seems to be that Trinity Sunday is a good day for clergy to avoid preaching, because it’s the one Sunday of the year devoted to a church doctrine rather than something Jesus said or another […]

Easter Seven – “Waiting”

Sermon for 7th Sunday of Easter, Year A. Acts 1:6-14 Friends in faith, We are going to wait together on the first reading today. Because like us in this season of uncertainty, they too are waiting. They’ve been through something of a whirlwind and are eager to get answers to their questions, answers that they […]

Ascension Sunday 2020

Christ is risen, Alleluia! He is risen indeed, Alleluia; READINGS: Acts 1: 1-11 Psalm 47 Ephesians 1: 15-23 Matthew 28: 16-20 We say this acclamation because we are still in the season of Easter, but in this service we are celebrating Ascension Day, which falls on Thursday, 40 days after Easter. Ascension Day is important […]

Easter Four – Good Shepherd Sunday

A writer by the name of Dean Yeong tells the story of an old Cherokee Indian being asked by his grandson about the conflict and discord in the world. The elder reflected for a moment and then replied, “My child, there are two dogs battling within my heart. One is full of anger, hatred, and […]

The Road to Emmaus

Our gospel reading from Luke is the well-know story of the Easter morning walk to Emmaus. Luke has given us a carefully crafted story, both simple and profound, written in such a way that we are invited to join with those journeying. What will we learn by going on this walk with them? We will […]

Sermon for second Sunday of Easter – St. Thomas Sunday

By Rev’d David Dean In Orthodox Churches around the world, today is known as St Thomas Sunday, when the apostle and martyr is remembered for one of the greatest declarations of faith we find in the Bible: “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28) Today’s passage from John’s Gospel comes up in the bible readings […]