27th Jan 2019
The Parting of the Ways

When will I see you again? When will our hearts beat together? Are we in love or just friends? Is this my beginning – or is this the end? When will I see you again? Those of you of a certain age or romantic disposition will recognise these words from a chart topping hit from…

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20th Jan 2019
One Church, One faith, One Lord

Having been bought up in a fairly musical family with hymn singing being at the forefront of things, it is hard for me when I read Ephesians 4 not to think of that wondrous hymn by E H Plumptre Thy hand O God has Guided. The end refrain talked directly from Ephesians 4 verse 5…

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13th Jan 2019
The Baptism of Christ

I think one of the surprising things about Jesus’ baptism is that there is only a very short account in Luke’s Gospel. Apart from hearing that John knew who Jesus was and really couldn’t therefore imagine that he was the person who could baptise him, that is nearly the whole story. We do all know…

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25th Nov 2018
Christ Is King

Today is the last Sunday in the church’s year, next Sunday is Advent when we prepare ourselves to welcome the infant Jesus, but today we look back on all we have learned during the last year and proclaim the fact that we truly know That Jesus Christ is King. A face which the Jewish people…

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18th Nov 2018
Sand Castle Builders or Sea Shell Gatherers

Are you a sand castle builder or a sea shell gatherer? Do you spend your time attending to that which can only die or are you in search of that which will live? My little grandson has a great deal more sense than I. On beach holidays he will happily help me with sand castle…

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11th Nov 2018
Making Peace From The Trappings Of War

Five hundred Italian prisoners of war found themselves being marched all the way to Scotland. And from there to the wild uninhabited island of Lamb Holm in the Orkneys. By all accounts the prisoners were treated well but they were set the backbreaking task of building barriers between the islands to prevent a naval invasion….

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14th Oct 2018
Embracing The Open Landscape

Before we go any further I need to just check I’ve got everything… Wallet and debit card… and let’s just count the cash… I’m not sure now that this is enough. Train tickets… I’ve got a whole pile of them… are these the ones for today…? E tickets for plane and ferry… I hope this…

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7th Oct 2018
We Are Born to Love Not to Judge

I first preached on this passage on this Sunday, Trinity 19, twelve years ago. You are probably wondering what on earth I am going on about, it now seems to be just another Sunday, but then I was standing in this pulpit for the first time preaching as a priest, and indeed also celebrating for…

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