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The Parable of the Talents

Sermon preached by Canon David Osborn, at St Thomas’ Church
There is a touch of ‘Dad’s Army’ about this parable in Matthew’s gospel…

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Ten Lepers healed

Sermon by Fr David McGladdery
The one who turned round and went back to Jesus – that one knew Jesus had more to give. Nine had been given their lives back, but only one was made whole by the total love received by coming into Jesus’ presence.

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Christmas Hope

Fr David’s sermon Christmas 2016
Yes, the Christmas story is about chaos and mess – but it is also a story about the need to recognise hope in humility.

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Who is Mary?

Fr David’s Sermon, 4th Sunday of Advent 2016
It matters how we depict people associated with our faith story. It matters how we depict Mary, and Jesus and Joseph.

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Advent Sunday

Sermon by Fr David McGladdery 27 Nov 2016
We tend, as human beings, constantly to be striving for some ultimate goal – that state of perfection, which will give us total fulfilment.

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Christ the King

Father David’s sermon 20th Nov 2016
What kind of king is Christ, and how does he exercise his authority?

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Civic Service of Remembrance

I want to suggest that on this Remembrance Sunday, we don’t just rethink Remembrance – but we rethink our way of living as communities of human beings.

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Summer 2016 in photos

What an eventful summer it has been in the Monmouth Group of Parishes!
Here are some of Roo’s beautiful photos from some of the highlights.

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Freedom is a state of life which most of us value very highly – those who are not free actively seek freedom… but freedom from what? And for what?

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Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth

“When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem”

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