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.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Lord's Prayer

Here is today's sermon on The Lord's Prayer...what I hope will be a thought-provoking excursion of thought, that will help us see new layers of richness in the text.  Please click here to read it.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Sermon for D-Day and the YMCA

Today is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, or 'Operation Overlord'.  By co-incidence it is also the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the YMCA, which I served in the 1980s and 1990s.  Here's my (short!) sermon on both those anniversaries.  Please click here to read it.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Religion and Politics

Today, I had the distinct pleasure of addressing some of our Havant community's leaders, at the Annual Civic Service (essentially to pray for the new Mayor, Diana Patrick).  I decided (perhaps foolishly) to address one of the most contentious topics - religion and politics.  If you'd like to read what I said, please click here:

Radical Love

Today's sermon asks the question 'what does Radical Love' look like...and encourages us to live as Easter people, for whom love is our watchword.  To read it, please click here.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Doubting Thomas

Today, we thought about the dilemma of my name-sake, Doubting Thomas - and a reference to James Bond thrown in for good luck.  To read today's sermon, please click here.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

A Mother's Day rant

Today, I indulged in a little bit of ranting....see this link for my Mothering Sunday sermon.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Coming down the mountain

"She'll be coming down the mountain when she comes..."
Here's a link to today's sermon:  please click here.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fishing for People

Today I was at St John's Purbrook, as guest preacher and celebrant.  I decided to try something a little bit experimental (for me) - and offered the congregation an exercise in Ignatian spirituality.  If you would like to read the results, please click here.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Turning Water into Wine

Apparently, Jesus enjoyed a jolly good party!  Here's my take on the story of him turning water into wine, preached at this morning's service.  Please click here.