Sermon for Mothering Sunday 2022 by Revd Amanda

May I speak and may we hear in the name of mother and father God, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. The poem that we read at the beginning mentions not only what a difficult day this is for so many people but also that we have warrior Mums in our midst and the three mothers…

All the Law and the Prophets – a reflection by Isaac Lyons

The following is the text of the reflection delivered by Isaac Lyons at the Holy Ground service on Sunday, 27th February. In Matthew, Jesus is asked: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” And he replies: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with…

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…

Sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent by Revd Amanda

May I speak in the name of the God who hears and blesses, Jesus Emmanuel and the Holy Spirit the inspirer and challenger. Amen Have you ever longed for something with all of your heart? Have you ever desperately wanted something and it just isn’t happening? If you eventually received the deep longing of your…

Sermon for the 3rd Sunday of Advent – 10am – by Revd Carol

I wonder what you feel about that first reading?  So often we find out who the people are involved in parts of the narrative.  But here we read the name of the father to be but his wife is not named. We don’t know why but  she is nameless. Perhaps it is because the writer…

Sermon for the Feast of Christ the King – by Revd Amanda

I have to tell you that this week I have grappled with these readings and the idea of Christ the King. I wonder whether you grapple with the idea of Christ the King? If I begin by asking you to describe what image you have of Christ as King I wonder how you might respond?…

Living Generously – by Revd Canon Rachel

On Sunday October 10th, as our week of focussed prayer and reflection as a community on generosity and vision for our church came to an end, the Vicar preached the following sermon.  October 10th also marked Rev’d Canon Rachel’s induction as our Vicar following from here initial licensing on Zoom in April 2020. As I look…