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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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Every Saint has a Past and Every Sinner a Future

December 8th, 2017

"Have you ever met someone who you thought was holy or even a saint? Following this last week in British political and national life it seems hardly surprising that we have all grown a little wary of those who set themselves up as role models or representatives of virtue."

A sermon from Revd Richard Carter, delivered on All Saints Day. 

Readings for this service: Matthew 5.1-13

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I Would Start from Here

December 7th, 2017

"In the flower shops you can already buy yellow spring daffodils. But I never buy them in winter. Not because I don’t like them but because I believe deep down you have to go through the winter waiting before you can reach those yellow and golds of spring and appreciate them for what they are."

A sermon from Revd Richard Carter, delivered on the First Sunday of Advent.

Readings for this service: Isaiah 64. 1-9, 1 Corinthians 1. 3-9, Mark 13. 24-end

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Christ the King: On the 25th Anniversary of Richard Carter’s ordination

December 5th, 2017

'In the service for the ordination of priests we hear these words. “Priests are called to be shepherds and servants among the people to whom they are sent, they are to proclaim the word of the Lord and watch for the signs of God’s new creation.”'

A sermon from Revd Katherine Hedderly, delivered on Christ the King.

Readings for this service: Ezekiel 34.11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1. 15-end; Matthew 25. 31-end

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What Do You Take Me For?

November 22nd, 2017

"There’s two common assumptions about Christianity. One is that’s it’s a theory about how things are – how things began and how the world goes round. The other is that it’s basically a moral code. Those two assumptions are widely held by the church’s cultured despisers; but they’re actually quite common within the church too."

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

Readings for this service: Matthew 25. 14-30

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