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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9th Sep 2018
We Can All Learn From Each Other

Two healing miracles both performed on people who could not turn to Christ themselves to ask for healing. First, we have the Syrophoenician woman – a gentile, pleading for a cure for her young daughter, what mother wouldn’t do that. Then we have a deaf man being brought by friends to be healed we don’t…

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12th Aug 2018
Bread of Life

Although the Revised Common Lectionary doesn’t recognise it… we are in Lammastide. One of the old Celtic festivals at this time of year was later to become part of the church calendar known as the Lammas festival…. held on the first day of August, it was a celebration of the grain harvest. When the first…

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22nd Jul 2018
Mary Magdalene

Love has been the subject of songs since man first began to speak, so it’s not surprising that one has found its way into the bible! And these verses from the Song of Solomon, or the Song of Songs, along with the text from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, are well chosen to compliment the…

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