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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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First World War Vigil

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As part of the national commemoration of the centenary of the commencement of The First World War, Winchester Cathedral will be holding an hour-long vigil on Monday 4 August, from 10 – 11pm for which there is no charge and all are welcome. Including, reflections, music and readings, the service will also coincide with the […]

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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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Friends’ Festival Evensong 2014

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Preached by the Very Revd Trevor Beeson, at Evensong on Saturday 12th July for the Friends’ Festival.  About  2,700 years ago, when the kingdom of Judah was in crisis, being devastated by an appalling plague of locusts, the prophet Joel, speaking in the name of God, offered a word of hope: It shall come to pass […]

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Liturgy of the Foundation 2014

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Preached by The Bishop of Winchester, The Rt Revd Tim Dakin, using scripture Hebrews 10.19-25 and Luke 19.1-10, at the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 6th July, the Third Sunday after Trinity, the Liturgy of the Foundation. Over 20 years ago, John V. Taylor – a previous bishop of Winchester – challenged us with these words: Does Christianity make […]

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‘Divisions’

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Preached by Canon Richard Lindley, using scripture Isaiah 49.1-6 and Acts 11.1-18, at Evensong on Sunday 29th June, the Second Sunday after Trinity. Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, became Toni and Maria in the musical ‘West Side Story’. Toni, from the Polish-American Jets gang falls for Maria, whose brother leads the Puerto-Rican Sharks. There’s a ‘rumble’ […]

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