I really struggle when we have readings like we do today, not because I don’t know what to say but because the readings are so good across the board that I feel like I’m either going to shortchange you by only talking about one of them in depth, or I’m going to shortchange you byContinue reading “Sermon for First Sunday after Trinity, 2020”
So our epistle today comes from the Revelation of St. John, in Greek the Apocalypse of St. John, and that seems appropriate, somehow. It is Trinity Sunday, the day on which we celebrate the glorious mystery of the Holy and Undivided Trinity. One could write volumes and volumes and volumes about the Trinitarian nature ofContinue reading “Sermon for Trinity Sunday, 2020”
After Christ’s ascension the Apostles were still gathered together. Jesus had promised them that he would send the Holy Spirit, the advocate, and that he would be with them always, even to the ending of the age. So they remained gathered together praying, celebrating the mysteries, and awaiting what Christ has promised. It is aContinue reading “Sermon for the Feast of Pentecost (Whitsun) 2020”
Today is the feast of the Ascension! It’s always a joy to mark it here in St. Berres’ Church as the east window over the altar is an image of Christ ascending into heaven. Truth be told, I had no idea Jesus looked quite so freshly demobbed out of the RAF after doing a fewContinue reading “Ascension Day Sermon, 2020”
There is probably only one motet for which I could sing the tenor part with a choir right now without having to look at music, and it is, to my mind at least, one of the greatest pieces of music ever written. It was possibly written during the reign of Henry VIII, perhaps intended forContinue reading “Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 2020”
I hope everyone was able to enjoy the V-E Day celebrations on Friday. Taking a moment in the midst of this madness to remind ourselves of what can be accomplished when we have unity of purpose was probably good for our spirits. Having had both of my grandfathers serve as corpsmen (medics) in the USContinue reading “Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter”
“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; * for you are with me…” (Psalm 23:4). Amen. Psalm 23 is the most recognisable psalm—and I would venture to say piece of scripture—in the Bible. People have found comfort in these words for centuries, which is why IContinue reading “Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday”
I would just like to share with you some of my thoughts onthe gospel reading for today. We heard that 2 of the disciples werewalking along the road feeling totally bewildered, they were probablythinking what on earth had happened in the last week, and what aboutthat all their hopes and dreams which had been shattered.Continue reading “Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, 2020”
I love the story we hear today, it’s one of my favourite in the Bible. It’s one of my favourites though, in spite of the gross injustice done to one of the principal players in the scene. I may be a bit partial as my last posting was at St. Thomas’ Church, but I haveContinue reading “Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter, 2020”
Dear Friends, Someone has been attempting to impersonate me in an attempt to pull a scam on all of you! Someone with the email “office#####(a)gmail.com” has set the name on the account to mine and has been requesting funds, etc. Needless to say, it is not me. While I’m not shy about asking for fundsContinue reading “Email Scam Alert”
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