Reflections after a week of violence

19th June 2016

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.

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The Queen's 90th Birthday

16th June 2016

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.

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Fr David's Pentecost Sermon

15th May 2016

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

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Rev Janet's Ascensiontide sermon

8th May 2016

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.

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Fr David's Easter sermon

20th April 2016

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

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Ash Wednesday Homily

9th February 2016

On Ash Wednesday, millions of Christians around the world engage in the ancient ritual known as “the imposition of ashes.” The practice of using ashes as a sign of penitence goes back to the Hebrew people.

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Deanery Epiphany Service

13th January 2016

Sermon by Fr David McGladdery on 6 January 2016
I wonder what they saw in the sky that first night. What was it that got them thinking? What was it that motivated them to pack and begin a journey to who knew where?

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What are you looking for?

30th December 2015

Fr David’s sermon on Christmas Day 2015

I was asked by a helpful shop assistant in Waitrose a couple of days ago: “So, did you find what you were looking for?”

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The Two Kingdoms

30th December 2015

Fr David’s Sermon Midnight Mass, Christmas 2015

The Gospel we have just heard is about two kingdoms. There is the kingdom of Cesar Augustus, the Roman Emperor who calls a census of the entire world. Alongside this vast kingdom which seeks consolidation another king appears: the infant who is to be found in a manger.

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Advent Expectation

13th December 2015

Fr David’s sermon 3rd Sunday of Advent, 13 Dec 2015
Advent is the season of expectation…waiting in hope. Well, is it? What are we waiting for? What are we expecting? Christmas?

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