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Shame and Grace

February 8th, 2018

"To be street homeless – to be a person who sleeps outside – is to face many challenges every day. The day probably begins early: the patch on which you’re sleeping is likely to be needed as an access door, or your presence is challenged by a park attendant or security guard."

A sermon from Revd Dr Sam Wells, delivered on the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany / Homelessness Sunday

Readings for this service: Luke 14: 15-24

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The Word Became Flesh

February 7th, 2018

"The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has spent four years making a film called Human Flow. In order to make it he visited 23 nations and 40 refugee camps. It’s a remarkable visual expression of the movement of peoples in search of home and belonging- through Africa, Asia, central America and of course the Middle East."

A sermon from Revd Richard Carter, delivered on the Second Sunday before Lent.

Readings for this service: John 1.1-14

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Water into Wine

January 25th, 2018

"Out of the blue a couple that were married here at St Martin’s 7 years ago, got in touch this week. Amy shared news that they now have two young children and described where work had led her and her partner. She also wanted to ask if her parents, who were also married here over 40 years ago, could renew their wedding vows in a simple service."

A sermon from Revd Katherine Hedderly, delivered on the Third Sunday of Epiphany.

Readings for this service: Genesis 14.17-20; Revelation 19.6-10; John 2.1-11

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Come and See

January 24th, 2018

"I have always loved this opening scene in John’s Gospel part of which we heard read today. Chapter one of John begins as we know, with the Prologue, that epic poem establishing the pre-existent Word at the very beginning of all things."

A sermon from Revd Richard Carter, delivered on the Second Sunday of Epiphany. 

Readings for this service: John 1.43-end

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Baptism and the Beginning of Identity

January 9th, 2018

"In the beginning, we are told in Book of Genesis, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the face of the deep, and the spirit of God hovered over the waters."

A sermon from Rved Will Morris, delivered on the Baptism of Christ.

Readings for this service: Genesis 1, Mark 1

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Adopted by God

January 8th, 2018

"I want to think with you this morning about how we come to be part of God’s family.  And in thinking about being part of God’s family, I want to explore how being adopted is at the very heart of the process."

A sermon from Revd Dr Alastair McKay, delivered on the First Sunday of Christmas. 

Readings for this service: Galatians 4:4-7

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God’s Heartbeat

January 8th, 2018

"I wonder how you have arrived at this Christmas Day, grateful for peace because all your visitors have come and everything is ready and you can enjoy one another."

A sermon from Revd Katherine Hedderly, delivered on Christmas Day.

Readings for this service: Isaiah 62, 6-end; Luke. 2. 1-20

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The Word himself was waiting on her word

January 8th, 2018

"My grandson Joshua is two today. It is fascinating being part of the growth and development of a young child, particularly as a grandparent when you can remember what happened with your own children and also see the way in which, in this case, my daughter and son-in-law approach their role as parents."

A sermon from Revd Jonathan Evens, delivered on Christmas Eve.

Readings for this service: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, Romans 16:25-27, Luke 1.26-38

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Witness to Joy

December 19th, 2017

"This week at our neighbours St James Piccadilly, a new installation has been created in the church, to highlight the continuing refugee crisis in Europe and across our world. It’s called Suspended and consists of 700 individual items of clothing of adults and infants, male and female, suspended above the nave of the church."

A sermon from Revd Katherine Hedderly, delivered on the Third Sunday of Advent.

Readings for this service: Isaiah 61. 1-4, 8-end; 1 Thessalonians 5. 16-24; John 1. 6-8, 19-28

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The Hastening that Waits

December 11th, 2017

"‘I know you’re in a hurry.’ I wonder if you’ve ever said that, asking for a person’s attention, when it’s clear they’re rushing to something else. And you could simply say, ‘Don’t worry, we can talk about it later, I’ll send you an email, it’s not urgent,’ and permanently or temporarily fade into the background of their life."

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

Readings for this service: 2 Peter 3: 8-15a

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