Sunday, January 26, 2020

On the Eve of Brexit - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

This evening, at the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, I preached on the text of a famous Choral Evensong anthem, by S.S.Wesley - 'Blessed be the God and Father...".  I also made reference in the final paragraphs to the forthcoming exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, and the rancour it has caused.

To read the sermon, please click here.

To hear a recording of the anthem discussed (sung by the Choir of Salisbury Cathedral), please click here.

Arguments, Factions and Fighting - Sermon for Christian Unity

Here's my sermon for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, preached at this morning's Parish Communion.  Please click here to read it.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Pilgrimages, Baptisms and Becket

This evening I preached at Portsmouth Cathedral, at the launch of 'Becket 2020' - a sermon series by Honorary Canons of the Cathedral to mark the 850th anniversary of the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket (d.1170).  To read the sermon, please click here.

The Baptism of Christ - 12 January 2020

Here's a link to this morning's sermon on the baptism of Christ:  please click here.  What does Jesus' own baptism have to teach us about our baptism?

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Joseph - the forgotten man...

Here's the text of today's sermon about Joseph - the step-Father of Jesus, who so often gets left out of the story...

A sermon for St Joseph.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Christmas Sermons and Talks 2019

Somewhat belatedly (well, it has been a BIT busy) here is a list of sermons and stories I've told and preached over Christmas 2019:

Advent 4:  Mary meets an Angel (an imaginative re-telling)

A Sermon for Carol Services

A short Sermon for Midnight Mass and Christmas Morning

A Sermon for St Nicholas

Family Carol Service:  The Innkeeper's Tale (an imaginative re-telling of the Nativity)

Feedback, praise and brickbats - all welcome!

Sunday, December 08, 2019

John the Baptist

Here's a link to today's sermon about John the Baptist - a very different fellow from Jesus: please click here to read it.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Remembrance Sunday 2019

Here's the homily I gave at today's Remembrance Sunday Civic Service.  I hope it inspired someone!  To read the homily, please click here.

Saturday, November 02, 2019

All Saints 2019

Who is a Saint?  What does it mean to BE a saint?  To read tomorrow's sermon on the topic, please click here

Saturday, September 21, 2019

A sermon for Harvest

A lot has changed since the 1970s, when Harvest Festivals in rural Devon were normal for me.  Here's my reflections on those changes, and on how our view of God's relationship to the harvest has changed along with them.  Please click here to read the sermon.