Category: Sermons

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.

Christ the King

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

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.

Freedom?

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?

Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth

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

Reflections after a week of violence

Fr David’s Sermon 19 June 2016
There is nothing we encounter in life or death… that is not subject to the power of Jesus: the power to restore life, to forgive, to love, to heal, and to carry us through times we cannot bear on our own.

The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Fr David’s sermon 12 June 2016
Queen Elizabeth is a sovereign who serves, inspired by a God who serves. God is love and out of that love God became a single cell in Mary’s womb.

Fr David’s Pentecost Sermon

The Force at the heart of the Christian Faith is the power of the Holy Spirit. At first, the Force comes like a violent wind. Listen to the wind – at first you hear nothing, then it gives voice to voiceless branches as it blows through the trees

Rev Janet’s Ascensiontide sermon

Mountain tops are of course good vantage points – and just as the higher up we are the better the visual view: Ascension Day gives us a great spiritual and liturgical viewpoint.

Fr David’s Easter sermon

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark… things happen early in the morning. Mornings are mystical and sacred.