Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Holy Innocents

How could God permit the slaughter of every male child under two in Bethlehem?  To read my sermon on this question, and other questions about suffering, please click here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Christmas Truce - 100 Years On

It is precisely 100 years, tonight, from the Christmas Truce of 1914, in the trenches of the First World War.  My Christmas Sermon for this year picks up the theme.  To read it please click here.  To hear it, join us at Midnight Mass at St Mark's tonight!  (The choir will be singing from 11pm...the service will start at 11.30pm).

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Kim the Priest

Today we have participated with enormous joy in the First Mass of our newest priest, Rev'd Kim Weeks.  To read my sermon preached this morning please click here

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sheep and Goats

To read today's Sermon on Matthew 25 (the parable of the sheep and the goats) please click here.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

All Saints 2015

Here's Sunday's sermon about All Saints...please click here

Also, for other recent sermons, visit my 'Sermons Page' at this link

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Do guitars and drums make a church authentic?

There is a prevailing view among some Christians that churches are not really 'modern' or authentic unless they embrace all the trappings of modern culture.  What do you think?

To read today's homily on this topic, please click here.  This is part of my present 'sermon series' called 'Marks of an Authentic Church'.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Rector's Address - "On the Road to Emmaus"

To read today's 'Rector's Annual Address' (delivered at the Parish Mass preceding our Annual Meeting), please click here 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Authentic Church: Blending the Scientific with the Mystical

To read the latest in our sermon series on 'Marks of an Authentic Church', please click here for a sermon delivered by my colleague and friend, James Grenfell.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Authentic Church: Healthy Understanding of Scripture

Is the Bible the Word of God.  Should it be the arbiter of all human behaviour?  If you want to think about this topic, and read my thoughts, you'll find tomorrow's homily by clicking here.

Feel very free to debate with me!  There is a place for comments at the end of the Homily.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Authentic Church: Producers not Consumers

For the next in our Sermon Series on 'Marks of An Authentic Church', please click here.

This one explores what it means for Christians to be producers, not consumers - climbing out of the playground.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Authentic Church: Understanding Sin

Here is a link to tomorrow's sermon:  "Understanding Sin as the Absence of Love"

To read all the Sermons (so far) in the series, please click on the following link: Marks of an Authentic Church

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Authentic Church: Reflecting Jesus' Priority for the Poor and the Sick

At St Mark's, we are exploring what it means for us to be an Authentic Church.  Today was the first in a series of 10 sermons (following the Introductory Sermon preached on the first Sunday of the Year).  To read my thoughts on what it means to be 'salt and light', and to 'reflect Jesus' Priority for the Poor and the Sick, please click here.

Saturday, February 08, 2014


During 2014, St Mark's congregation will be exploring what it might mean for us to be a truly 'authentic', Christ-like church.

To read the sermons that will, hopefully, get us thinking - click here.  But here's a summary...