Monthly Archives: June 2014

St Peter’s Day Celebrations

Peter-tide this year is a special one for me. It is the time of year when we remember those in ordained ministry, those following in the footsteps of St Peter, it is a common time for ordinations to take place, … Continue reading

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Bringing them all home: Armed Forces Day

Today’s message is one of hope, of restoration, of peace. It is a promise of justice and mercy. And it comes from the Old Testament prophet Ezekial. The leaders and rulers have been oppressive, have been using their wealth and … Continue reading

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Little Angels

10 years ago I was ordained deacon in the Church of England. The most bizarre thing about the ordination retreat, was that, having lost my baby 6 weeks earlier, I arrived not speaking to God. I use the word ‘lost’ … Continue reading

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Veni Vidi Vici: Here come the Romans

Today we begin our summer sermon series taking us half way through Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. It’s quite a big book of the Bible and contains some really quite meaty theology. Romans has been held responsible for St Augustine … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday: One for all and all for one!

It’s Trinity Sunday – gulp!  A preacher’s biggest challenge is to try and explain how one God could be three distinct individuals, or looking at it from a different direction, how 3 completely different characters could equal one monotheistic God? … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sunday: Breath of God

For many in the Church of England, the Holy Spirit is to be feared. The antics we see reported on TV (mass hysteria?) just don’t sit comfortably with our British sense of reserve. We don’t want to meet God when … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty women: The Anointer

Jesus is anointed by a sinful woman – she is given no name, it is only noted that she has fallen, often and salaciously by the look of it. Other gospel writers speak a little differently of her, however Jesus … Continue reading

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