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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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“Significance or Insignificance”

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Preached by Canon Robin Ewbank, Honorary Curate of Northanger and former Rural Dean of Odiham, using scripture 1 Peter 4.7-10 and 2 Peter 3.8, at Evensong on Sunday 27th July, the Sixth Sunday after Trinity. I thank Canon Roly Riem for his warm welcome. I have done battle with him on a tennis court but it is […]

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God Speaks through Beauty

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Preached by Canon Roland Riem, using scripture 1 Kings 6.11-14, 23 end, at Mattins on Sunday 27th July, the Sixth Sunday after Trinity. Without stained glass I wouldn’t be standing here today. Let me explain: about 12 years ago I had the privilege and pleasure of my first sabbatical – one month in America and then two […]

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What can I offer?

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Preached by the Dean, theVery Revd James Atwell, using scripture Roman 8:12-25 and Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43, at the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 20th July, the Fifth Sunday after Trinity. When I realised that the parable of the wheat and the tares had been given to me as the Lectionary Reading for the final Sunday of the Choral Year, […]

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Laden With Souls

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Preached by the Right Reverend Stephen Platten, Former Bishop of Wakefield, Rector, St Michael-in-Cornhill, London, using scripture 1 Corinthians 2: 9-13 and John 17: 6, 18-24, at the Festival Eucharist for SCF 2014. The nineteen sixties are remembered for many things – Lady Chatterley, the Profumo Affair, Honest to God and so on.  But perhaps most of all they […]

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College of Canons St Swithuntide Eucharist

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Preached by the Dean, theVery Revd James Atwell, using scripture 1Corinithans 11: 23-26 and Matthew 8: 5-13, at the College of Canons Eucharist on Tuesday 15th July, St Swithun’s Day. At St Swithuntide the Cathedral always issues an invitation to the College of Canons, together with a certain number of Canons Emeriti, to come to the Cathedral for […]

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Blessings and Persecutions

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Preached by Canon Sue Wallace, using scripture Deuteronomy 28.1-14 and Acts 28.17-31, at Evensong on Sunday 13th July, the Fourth Sunday after Trinity. When I lived in Leeds I spent a lot of time driving and not-driving,  being stuck in traffic jams between my vicarage and Leeds Minster, especially as Evensong and the rush hour both […]

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