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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22nd Sep 2019
The One Who Had Just a Single Talent

If we all put our minds to it – I believe we can still prevent it happening. Because I don’t like it one little bit and I’m sure you are of the same mind. Just because he wasn’t judged as having the same “ability” as the other two – it doesn’t mean he should face…

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15th Sep 2019
Using The Whole Of Ourselves In His Service

You are probably aware that every church needs to have a Mission Action Plan. This should reflect the priorities we have here at St Matthew’s for spreading the Good News. It’s a plan that must not just be decided upon by a Committee so that it looks good. It should reflect what we all think…

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25th Aug 2019
Listen to God

If you are as old as me, the Sabbath was a day of rest. And if anyone tried to change it, the Lord’s day Observance Society would soon step in, as a child I felt the most important commandment must be – and on the seventh day God rested. And this for me was compounded…

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