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The Journey into Life

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Preached by Canon Roland Riem, using scripture John 16.1-11, at Mattins on Sunday 21st September, the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. It’s been a good week for learning new words. If you go to the retrochoir you’ll see a wonderful exhibition of poetry and sculpture commemorating the First World War, entitled The Tenderness of Patient Minds – a title […]

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Earthly Humans

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Preached by Canon Richard Lindley, using scripture Acts 19.1-20, at Mattins on Sunday 7th September, the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. We’ve heard how St Paul found a small band of about twelve believers when he got to Ephesus.  They’d been baptised, but only with the baptism practised by John the Baptist.  Now, Paul told them, they needed to […]

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Setting Things Right Bravely

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Preached by Canon Roland Riem, using scripture Matthew 18.15-20, at the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 7th September, the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. Bishop Tim told an excellent story at the Peter Symonds Awards and Presentation Ceremony last week. The ceremony is a wonderful celebration of the achievement of so many young people and the support of their parents […]

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A More Excellent Way

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Preached by Canon Roland Riem, using scripture Romans 12.9-13, at the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 31st August, the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity. This week’s cover of the Radio Times shows Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Cheryl Cole as was, mucking about in front of the camera – friends who’d fallen out now gloriously reunited for the next series […]

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The Good Zeal of an Apostle

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Preached by Canon Roland Riem, using scripture Mathew 10.1-22, at Mattins on Sunday 24th August, the Tenth Sunday after Trinity. There’s something we must get to: the shocking news of the beheading of the American journalist Daniel Pearl by a jihadist with a London accent. The shock is twofold: the barbarism of the act itself and the […]

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Be as one who serves

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Sermon Preached by the Reverend Dr Gregory Clifton-Smith, using Isaiah 43:8-13; Acts 5:12-16; 1 Corinthians 4:9-15; Luke 22:24-30, at the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 24th August, the tenth Sunday after Trinity, St. Bartholomew’s Day. On this day when we commemorate St. Bartholomew, it seems timely to remind ourselves just whom he was and for what he is chiefly remembered. We know […]

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Reinforce the Kingdom

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Preached by Canon Richard Lindley, using scripture Matthew 15.21-18 , at Sung Eucharist on Sunday 17th August, the Ninth Sunday after Trinity. I suppose we feel safer when it’s just us, when it’s just our gang, our group, our family, our neighbourhood, our kind, our congregation, the people we know, our comfort zone. A member of a […]

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Sermon from the Dean of Boise, Idaho

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Preached by the Very Revd Richard A. Demarest, Dean of St. Michael’s Cathedral, Boise, Idaho, using scripture Acts 14.8-20, at Mattins on Sunday 10th August, the Eighth Sunday after Trinity. Grace and peace to you, from God our Creator, and Christ Jesus, our Redeemer, as we join together in the power and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.   […]

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The Middle East: passion and compassion

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Sermon Preached by The Rt Revd Michael Lewis, Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf, using Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21, at the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 2nd August, the seventh Sunday after Trinity. Did you hear St Paul’s real anguish in the letter to the Romans?  “I’m telling the truth in Christ.  It’s no lie.  I swear by my […]

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The kingdom of God

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Sermon Preached by the Reverend Dr Gregory Clifton-Smith, using Romans  8: 26-39; Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52., at the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 27th July, the sixth Sunday after Trinity. What exactly is the Kingdom of God? Is it that which is to come? Is that which has already been? Should it be strived for in the here and now? Is […]

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