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Trinity Sunday

June 25th, 2019

“Today is Trinity Sunday – the day the church across the world celebrates the discovery that God is three persons in one God. In the UK it is also Father’s Day… so I want to use our time this morning to look at what these two have to say to each other”.

A Sermon by Revd Sally Hitchiner on Trinity Sunday

A Prayer for Unity

June 25th, 2019

“Richard Rohr in his new book The Universal Christ quotes the Twentieth Century English mystic Caryll Houselander who described in her autobiography how an ordinary underground train journey in London transformed into a vision that changed her life”.

A Sermon by Revd Richard Carter on the Seventh Sunday of Easter
Readings for this Service:John 17.20-end

The Holy City

May 29th, 2019

"In 1995 an extraordinary heatwave afflicted the city of Chicago, killing around 750 people. Later, the sociologist Eric Klinenberg made a detailed examination of who died and who didn’t. What he found was that the intense heat affected diverse neighbourhoods and social groups differently". 

A Sermon by Revd Dr Sam Wells on the Sixth Sunday of Easter
Readings for this Service: Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5

Multicultural Faith

May 29th, 2019

"After the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, what event has changed the world more than anything else? Pentecost and the creation of the church? Maybe – but without our New Testament reading today most of us wouldn’t be sitting here, St Martin’s and most churches around the world wouldn’t have been built, and the church would still be a tiny sect within Judaism only reaching out to other Jewish people. Imagine a world without the global church. Today’s Gospel reading is probably the most important event we never think about.". 

A Sermon by Revd Sally Hitchiner on the Fifth Sunday of Easter
Readings for this Service: Acts 11.1-18

Re-inhabiting and re-interpreting wrongs

May 9th, 2019

"‘The Singing Detective’ is a TV drama serial by Dennis Potter that was first shown in the 1980s. The story concerns Philip Marlow, a writer of detective novelettes in the style of Raymond Chandler including one also called ‘The Singing Detective’. At the beginning of the series Philip is confined to a hospital bed because of psoriasis, the skin and joint disease, which has affected every part of his body". 

A Sermon by Revd Jonathan Evens on the Third Sunday of Easter
Readings for this Service: Acts 9.1-6, Revelation 5.11-14, John 21. 12-19

The Magnificent Seven

May 9th, 2019

"Each year on New Year’s Eve I gather round the dinner table with family and friends and we give each other time and space to remember and describe the best day of the year just gone. It’s not always the happiest or the most memorable, but often the day that just had everything – that summed up the previous twelve months".

A Sermon by Revd Dr Sam Wells on Easter Sunday

I am About to Do a New Thing

April 9th, 2019

“I once was invited to address an annual meeting of a regional religious society. That meant before I got up to speak there was half an hour of the legal business of the organisation to sit through. The chair received the secretary’s report; and once it had been digested, the chair said, ‘I need to tell you that our secretary has decided that it is time to stand down, and that, after 8 years of loyal service, we shall be needing to look for a successor. Are there any nominations?”

A Sermon by Revd Dr Sam Wells on 07 April (The Fifth Sunday of Lent)

Readings for this Service:  Isaiah 43: 16-21

Mothering Sunday

April 2nd, 2019

“Mum’s are not always easy. I know that. But they are still your mum. Sometimes they say or do terrible things mums do, stuff that other people could never say or think of saying. But they are still your mum.  And of one thing I am certain, that none of us would be here in this church without them. And children are not easy either. Think of the problems Jesus caused Mary.”

A Sermon by Revd Richard Carter on 31 March (Mothering Sunday)
Readings for this Service: Readings for this service: Luke 15. 1-3, 11b-end

An Alter in the Workplace

April 2nd, 2019

"I’ve never had a conversion experience, but the closest I’ve come was in a rather dingy classroom in East London just over a decade ago.  More than a year into my ordination training, I still had no real idea why I was doing it – apart from the fact that all the people who could have prevented it, hadn’t.".

A Sermon by Revd Will Morris on 24 March (The Third Sunday of Lent)

 

Citizens of Heaven

April 2nd, 2019

"‘Are you a Londoner?’ a journalist asked me last week. I found it a hard question to answer. I grew up in the West Country, although none of my family live there now. I was born in Canada, although my parents weren’t there very long".

A Sermon by Revd Dr Sam Wells on 17 March (The Second Sunday of Lent)

Readings for this service: Philippians 3:17-4:1