Sermons

9th Feb 2020
Not yet in Bethlehem

Last Sunday I enlisted the help of some Messy Church children to take down the Christmas Stable. It left a trail of straw across the church (sorry Jill), I trod on a light bulb and broke it (sorry Andy) and I couldn’t quite manage to pull apart all the pieces so that they could fit…

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26th Jan 2020
Why is Nothing Happening

Joseph jabbed at the fire with a stick and watched the flames start to crackle. “It can’t go on like this” he muttered “I shall have words with the lad when he comes in!” Mary laid down her sewing and sighed. This was not the first time that Joseph had threatened to speak out. “Don’t…

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24th Dec 2019
The Government Shall be Upon His Shoulders

I like to walk down to Midnight Mass on my own and take my time to dawdle. Looking at the lights that shine prettily amongst the garden hedges and dangle from the branches of the trees. The Christmas trees that peep from behind partly drawn curtains and the Christmas Number One hits that blare from…

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22nd Dec 2019
We Must Trust God Today

I always think this is a strange weekend, it certainly isn’t yet Christmas, but somehow it doesn’t feel like Advent. We know what happened in Bethlehem, but at the time only Mary and Joseph knew what traumatic, dramatic event lay ahead, something that was going to affect the world for ever. The passage from Isaiah…

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15th Dec 2019
Now is the Moment of His Coming

Howard, the Old Testament prophet visited this church last week He emerged from between the card shop and foodbank and made a bee line for my clerical collar. “I once was King David” he began “and then I was Isaiah” But today I’m Howard and I’m here to tell you that next year Jesus Christ…

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3rd Nov 2019
No deal Left on the Table

So picture the scene if you will. It is breakfast time on the first day of the Southwark Diocese Mothers Union Retreat. We are sitting at tables of 8 and the meal marks the beginning of a time of silence which is supposed to last the entire day. And there am I – the retreat…

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6th Oct 2019
Let Us Get Our Priorities Right

And Jesus said to them ‘Therefore I tell You , do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body; what you will wear.’ What do you think Jesus’ message was when he said this – do you think he meant, do as you please – you can’t get…

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29th Sep 2019
Finding Our Roots

If you are on the rota to read the first reading in the service then you’ll know that It’s not often that the person reading the Gospel gets all the hard names to read out, It’s usually the other way around! But this morning it was the turn of the Gospel reader. And it’s not…

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