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.
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.
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…
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 moreTangnefeddRead More
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…Read More
One minute Peter is praised for getting the answer right, when he recognises Jesus as the Messiah; the next minute he is severely reprimanded for revealing his wrong understanding of what “Messiah” means. It is a turning point indeed. Up to this point, in Mark’s Gospel, the exact nature of Jesus as Messiah has been kept secret…Read More
Fr David McGladdery’s sermon 9 August 2015, St Mary’s Church.
At about 6.40pm on Friday, 10th August, 1945, in a hospital in Bristol, The Rt Revd Alfred Edwin Monahan, Doctor of Divinity; 3rd Bishop of Monmouth and formerly Archdeacon of Monmouth and Vicar of this parish entered into eternal rest.
Rev Janet Bromley’s sermon 31 May 2015
Trinity Sunday and commissioning of Eucharistic Ministers.
Quite a few years ago now I travelled to Lubeck in Northern Germany on a bit of a nostalgia trip. Thirty plus years earlier I had worked in that city in a hotel and I had returned with a friend who had been there with me. Sometimes you shouldn’t go back …
Sermon by Bishop Dominic, 3 May 2015
Well this week is going to be an interesting week – or maybe, you wish you could just go away and come back and find it all over. We shall hear politicians trying to entice the yet undecided with promises of what will happen if they are elected…