17th Jun 2018
A Scattered Church

So the world cup is underway and England’s first match is tomorrow. I don’t know about you but I’ve booked the television, my wall chart is ready and my England T Shirt has been located from the back of the wardrobe. I am ready to go… And, yes I am ready to be disappointed. Can…

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10th Jun 2018
True Love

Families we are all part of a family, and this applied to the earthly Jesus, he was born of an earthly family and until the day he re-joined his heavenly Father he had to cope with them and they with him. And as in all families there are days when disagreements arise, when there can…

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13th May 2018
Living in Answer to Jesus’ Prayer

I’ve been asked this morning to start by reflecting briefly on my time here at St Matthew’s, and I want to say how much I have appreciated and enjoyed the last 3 months here. The reason for coming here on placement was so that I could experience an Anglican church with a more formal style…

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29th Apr 2018
God Wants Us To Be Like Philip

What is it that drew you into the Christian church? Perhaps you have always come to church, perhaps someone said something, did something, perhaps it was just curiosity. But I am sure that as well as the churchmanship, the welcome afforded you by the other members played a major role. In fact, when I was…

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22nd Apr 2018
I Lay Down The Life Of Me (Stewardship)

Out in the back garden sweeping leaves with my little Grandson and teaching him how to gather up handfuls of them, throw them in the air and then see how they flutter to the ground on the wind. And then how different all these leaves are! Sharp and prickly ones, dead and dying ones, some…

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15th Apr 2018
Can You Cope With The Mysterious?

How often have you seen some animal or bird lying on the ground and wondered if it is alive? Do you cope well with the unexpected or would you prefer everything to be organised, everything to be in order. No matter how often we hear this gospel passage we can still feel the mystery of…

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1st Apr 2018
Next Steps From The Empty Tomb

There is a narrow alley way not far from here. Steep broken steps between the office blocks and all scattered with litter. The smokers and the gossips gather there and after dark it’s a shadowy place for those up to no good. There’s a bus shelter just over the road from here and if you…

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18th Mar 2018
God Helps Us To Understand

In the reading from Jeremiah we hear the words ‘the time is coming’ says the Lord ‘when I will make a new covenant’. ‘It will not be like the covenant I made with your forefathers. But he will make them respect the law, he will make sure that they know they are his people and…

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