Sermons

22nd Nov 2020
Christ the King

I’m sure we are all agreed on this – he should have the common decency to concede defeat. Even in the most marginal states, recounts are not going to alter a single thing. These legal challenges – well both sides are saying it – there’s no chance of it succeeding. So why not just come…

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1st Nov 2020
Colouring In Jesus

Back in the days of another parish, we had a little hall just down the road from the church and every so often we’d hold a day of prayer in there. Anyone could come! There would be quiet music playing. Nice chairs to sit in with good books to read. There would be candles to…

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4th Oct 2020
Because You Never Know

Is it only me or when you were little did you ever play shops? My Grandma lived right next door to us way back when, and my dad knocked a hole in the garden wall, so that I could run through whenever I wanted. The one exciting thing in Grandma’s house was the cupboard under…

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20th Sep 2020
Servant Disciple

Back in the last century when I was a very young parish priest I was invited once each month to lead an early morning Communion Service at the Convent of the Sisters of the Holy Rood in Lindfield just outside Haywards Heath. From the moment of my arrival until it was time to leave –…

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6th Sep 2020
“Only connect!”

What was your most challenging lockdown experience? Top of my list, and it may be top of yours, was not being able to see family or friends – or if I could see them, having to keep my distance. A close second challenging lockdown experience for me and my family was that our immediate neighbours…

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30th Aug 2020
The Path May Not Be The Most Obvious

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Lewis Carroll’s Alice through the Looking glass. In the second chapter Alice is intending to walk from the house through the garden to a high hill that she spies in the distance. Alice sets off on a path that looks to be leading straight up…

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23rd Aug 2020
Lifting in Fresh Foundations

The skyline over Redhill is full of cranes, The town centre has become a series of building sites where familiar shops and offices have been flattened. Scaffolding surrounds many of our structures which are either earmarked for demolition or part of a grand regeneration programme. My friends this is our home, our parish and our…

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16th Aug 2020
Not For Turning

Strong words of hope from our first reading this morning. The prophet is speaking to a people who feel far from home and long to be back. “I will bring them to my holy mountain. I will make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their offerings and sacrifices I will accept on my altar….

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