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Is Anything too Wonderful for the Lord?

June 15th, 2020

" I have a friend in America who for the last few years has known he has a life-threatening condition. About six weeks ago he sent me a message to say he was now at the hospice stage and it wasn’t going to be long. ‘No one he said, has ever made it more than 30 days from here.’ I wasn’t sure what to do so I wrote him a letter. "

 

A Sermon preached at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 14 June 2020, the First Sunday after Trinity, by the Revd Dr Sam Wells.

Reading for this address: Genesis 18: 1-15, 21: 1-7.

Dear Future Me

June 10th, 2020

"Remember the ark,

Remember Noah,

Who was not a rower,

But knew in his knower

That something was wrong"

A Sermon preached at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 7 June 2020, Trinity Sunday, by the Revd Azariah France-Williams.

Reading for this address: 2 Corinthians 13. 11-end.

The Fiery Ordeal

May 28th, 2020

" In Delia Owens’ 2018 novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, the teenage Kya sits by a lagoon which smells ‘of life and death at once, an organic jumbling of promise and decay.’ She watches fireflies ‘scribbling across the night.’ "

 

A Sermon preached at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 24 May 2020, the Seventh Sunday of Easter, by the Revd Dr Sam Wells

Reading for this address: 1 Peter 4: 12-14; 5: 6-11

Controversy, conversation and community

May 19th, 2020

 
"The closest I have come to my 15 minutes of fame or infamy was when I attracted the criticism of Archbishop Cranmer – the contemporary blogger, not the 16th century Reformer – by exhibiting a crucified stormtrooper in a church as part of a contemporary exhibition of Stations of the Cross."

A Sermon preached at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 17 May 2020, the Sixth Sunday of Easter, by the Revd Jonathan Evens.

Readings for this service: Acts 17.22-31 and John 14.15-21

Essential Journey

April 28th, 2020

 

 

"When you're looking in on Christianity from the outside it's easy to see the Bible as full of stories of far-away people of whom we know nothing; it all seems obscure and distant."

A Sermon preached at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 26 April 2020, the Third Sunday of Easter, by the Revd Dr Sam Wells

Reading for this address: Luke 24. 13-35

Three Dimensions of Resurrection

April 21st, 2020

"I’m guessing most of us wake up in the morning with the thought ‘This can’t be happening: this lockdown, this perpetual house arrest, this orchestrated nothingness is some kind of prank that everyone’s playing one me. It’s not real.’ Then we go into a kind of paralysis, overwhelmed by the global size of the problem, the seemingly endless and obviously inadequate plan for overcoming it, and our own powerlessness to change the reality around us."

 

A Sermon preached at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 19 April 2020, the Second Sunday of Easter, by the Revd Dr Sam Wells

Reading for this address: John 20: 19-31

Palm Sunday

April 7th, 2020

"Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Today with Palm Sunday we begin the story of a week that changed the world forever. It's a story that goes on retelling itself, a story that goes on making itself known in the context of our own lives and it is a story which speaks profoundly to our own time".

A sermon by Revd Richard Carter, preached at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Palm Sunday

Readings for this service: Matthew 21: 1-11, Philippians 2: 5-11, Matthew 27: 11-54.

But this I know

March 23rd, 2020

"We seem to be living in a science fiction film. Humankind is facing a collective threat unknown in our lifetimes. And withstanding requires a level of social and international cooperation that’s putting a huge strain on everyone".

A sermon by Revd Dr Sam Wells, delivered on the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Readings for this service: John 9

Lent Course Reflections - Week 4

March 18th, 2020

Reflections from week 4 of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Lent Course, reflecting on 'The City is My Monastery' by Revd Richard Carter

Scarcity Meets the Fountain

March 16th, 2020

"We are living at a time and place in history that is marked by panic buying and anxiety, withdrawal and suspicion. Where is God today, here in London? What is Jesus saying to us here and now? I’d like to invite you to be Spirited away for the next ten minutes to a different space and time. The promise of our Gospel story today is that there is a fountain of life that has enough abundance to fulfil and complete our every need and, even better than this, is mobile and can travel with us where ever we find ourselves."

A sermon by Revd Sally Hitchiner, preached on the Third Sunday of Lent.
Readings for this service: Genesis 12. 1-4a, Romans 4. 1-5; 13-17, John 3. 1-17

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