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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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Christmas letter from Revd Catherine Haynes

29th November 2015

Dear Friends,  All I want for Christmas… There are plenty of songs about what people long for at Christmas: My grandmother used to sing ‘All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…;’ the more modern song goes, ‘all I want for Christmas is you!’ Friends and relations will ask us what we want for Christmas, anxious to get the present buying right. Actually what we really need to … Read more Christmas letter from Revd Catherine Haynes

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15 November 2015

19th November 2015

Fr David’s sermon 15 November 2015 – after the Paris attacks
So what is our response to be? Jesus tell us that the pain is the beginning of the birth pangs. The whole point of the Christian story is summed up thus:
“While we were yet his enemies, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5: 6-10) In other words, God shows love for us precisely by putting off the divine power that we crave.

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Feast of St Luke

20th October 2015

Fr David’s sermon, 18 October 2015 at St Thomas’ Church
“…cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you’.”
Why do we come to Church? Why are we do we call ourselves Christian? The answer to those questions lie within the celebration of St. Luke held thoughout the Church today.

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Vicar's Letter October 2015- Liturgy

28th September 2015

Exploring the Mystery… By Catherine
Over the past few months, a number of people have expressed an interest in finding out more about our liturgy: to know the ways we can find meaning and faith in worship; and to deepen our spiritual understanding of the words and actions we offer to God each week.
As some of you may know, the study of liturgy is rather an enthusiasm of mine…

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27th September 2015

Sermon preached by the Rev’d Catherine Haynes at the Welsh Eucharist on 19th September, 2015, at St Thomas.  ‘Tangnefedd’ (Pronounced tang – nev – eth: Peace, Jim, but not as we know it!) (The living Word came down from heaven to earth, died on the Cross and lives in my heart) It’s good that there are so many Welsh learners here today, because Welsh is the language of heaven and … Read more Tangnefedd

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Vicar's Letter September 2015- Eucharist

16th September 2015

Dear Friends,

At the heart of Anglican worship is the Holy Communion service; the Eucharist (the thanksgiving meal); the Mass (the sending out to do God’s work). The breaking open of the Word followed by the breaking of bread and pouring of wine shared amongst God’s people…

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