Epiphany – Bringing our Gifts

This is the sermon preached by curate Amanda Ogilvie-Berry on the Feast of the Epiphany Readings: Isaiah 60.1-6. Matthew 2.1-12 Please do read these texts first to get the most out of the reflections below. To view the service visit our YouTube page. The sermon begins at 18mins 45seconds. Today I wonder whether we can…

Sermon for the Baptism of Christ by Revd Amanda

May I speak in the name of  the God who loves us. May we hear Gods call and be affirmed in God’s love. Amen. This morning in Epiphany season we explore the baptism of Jesus. John has been preaching for some time now about repentance and baptizing people in the river Jordan. John’s ministry is…

Epiphany – House Blessing

This Sunday (January 9th) we will be encouraging people to mark the doors of their homes with chalk and ask God’s blessing on them for the year. This is a relatively recent tradition in our corner of the church, but it represents a desire to connect our everyday lives to our faith. When we bless…

Thought for the Day in Epiphany

Show and tell is a grand way of getting people to talk. I remember a man who collected things agricultural, things industrial, things domestic and things just weird. He would place these objects on a table and get you to workout what they were they used for in years gone by. There was this large…

Epiphany Remembrance

The Trees of Remembrance full of names and stars. A service of Remembrance at Huddersfield Parish Church on Sunday 4th January at 3pm. All welcome – names for the prayers can be added up to the service.

Epiphany – Before the Trees Came Down

The Memorial Service on Epiphany Evening was stately and solemn. Hymns were sung, prayers said and over three hundred names were read out before candles were lit in remembrance. Attached are a number of photographs catching something of the grandeur before the Christmas Trees were dismantled.