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Greater Love

June 14th, 2018

I’d like to tell you about two people I learned about as I prepared to meet maybe the most remarkable group of people I’ve ever been with. Last week I presided over a service for all who’ve won the Victoria Cross or George Cross and their families.

A Sermon preached at St Martin-in-the-Fields, on May 23, 2018 by Revd Dr Sam Wells

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Treasure in Clay Jars

June 13th, 2018

There’s a great tradition in the Church of England. Perhaps most of the clergy, about all of the retired clergy, and a disturbingly large number of the laity, at some stage toward the end of the week or over the weekend, fumble their way towards the letters page of the Church Times.

A sermon by Revd Dr Sam Wells, delivered on the First Sunday after Trinity.

Readings for this service: 2 Corinthians 4: 1-12

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Living and Loving in Truth

June 11th, 2018

Living and loving in Truth

A sermon by Revd Jonathan Evens

Readings for this service: Acts 1.15-17,21-26, 1 John 5.9-13, John 17.6-19

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I Am the Vine you are the Branches

May 16th, 2018

"You can live in a city and almost become unaware of the natural world, especially if like me you have no garden. It’s like missing a miracle of God in our midst. You can get so used to pavements and  concrete and artificial light, and controlled temperature and manufactured sound that you scarcely notice what time the sun rises or sets, or the rhythm or pattern of the year." 

A sermon by Revd Richard Carter, delivered on the Fifth Sunday of Easter.

Readings for this service: John 15 1-11

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Forgiveness in Text and Life

April 27th, 2018

An address from Revd Dr Sam Wells, delivered as part of a talk exploring the nature of forgiveness in Judaism and Christianity. Recorded at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Monday 23 April 2018. 

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Laying down our lives

April 24th, 2018

'The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.’ Jesus repeats the phrase ‘lay down my life’ five times during his discourse about being the Good Shepherd…it is a phrase with multi-layered meanings that have significance for us in terms of laying down our lives and taking them up again.'

A sermon from Revd Jonathan Evens, delivered on the Fourth Sunday of Easter. 

Readings for this service: Acts 4. 5-12; 1 John 3. 16-end; John 10. 11-18

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Make My Joy Complete

April 17th, 2018

"I want you to imagine that you were reaching a critical moment in your life and you had the opportunity to write a letter. You wouldn’t be writing to ask for help, because you wouldn’t be in the kind of situation where help was relevant."

A sermon from Revd Dr Sam Wells, delivered on the Second Sunday of Easter.  

Readings for this service: 1 John 1:1-2:2

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Mind the Gap

April 17th, 2018

"It’s really good to welcome all of our visitors today. When you are a visitor to London one of the things that is a signature of London life are the words ‘Mind the Gap’ on the underground or Tube to remind you to be careful as your train comes to a station and you step onto the platform."

A sermon by Revd Katherine Hedderly, delivered on the Third Sunday of Easter.

Readings for this service: Luke 24. 13-35

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Resurrection in Nine Words

April 5th, 2018

"Resurrection is a breathtaking mystery. It’s also the epicentre of the Christian faith. It’s something to be discovered, believed, and lived."

A sermon from Revd Dr Sam Wells, delivered on Easter Day. 

Readings for this service: John 20: 11-20

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A Cross in the Heart of God

April 5th, 2018

"There was a cross in the heart of God before there was one planted on the green hill in Jerusalem.
And now that the cross of wood has been taken down, the one in the heart of God abides,
and it will remain so long as there is one sinful soul for whom to suffer."

Six addresses preached by Revd Dr Sam Wells on Good Friday.

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