September 30, 2018

Hope not Despair

I was vividly reminded in this story of the millstones in Mark 9:38-50 of the preamble to my ordination, read out by the Bishop, standing before the whole congregation in […]
November 21, 2018

Hypocrisy and Hope on Armistice Day 2018

At 11 am on the 11th November 1918, the Western Front fell silent as the Germans finally called for armistice, a suspension of fighting to secure a peace settlement. In […]
December 7, 2018

Hope in the face of Disaster

One of my work responsibilities is to assess and manage the diocesan risk plan, reducing risk, minimising harm; being watchful and alert to ensure our Churches, buildings, communities and individuals […]
December 12, 2018

Wilderness Prophesy and Hope

I was reflecting on the introduction to John the Baptist’s prophetic proclamations by Luke 3:1-6. The lengthy list of the great and the powerful deliberately tell us about the historical […]
December 17, 2018

Repentance and Rejoicing

 I must admit, I had some fun trying to imagine what would happen if I opened my sermon this morning, by calling you snakes and vipers, deceitful, dangerous and unpredictable. […]
December 28, 2018

The Miracle of New Life and Hope for the Future

This is such a wonderful story told in Luke’s Gospel. So familiar to many of us.  And it got me remembering the birth of our first-born child as I re-read Luke’s […]
December 28, 2018

In the midst of Darkness there is Hope

In the midst of darkness, it is hard to imagine light.   There are two possible reasons why we cannot see, either we are in the dark, or we are blind.  […]
January 18, 2019

Changing Lives – The Baptism of Jesus

There are moments in our lives, when an experience helps to shape and change us forever. Can you remember such an experience, the intensity of the moment, an event, a […]
January 21, 2019

Water into Wine

Those days which John’s Gospel is describing in John 2:1-11, in which Jesus was living and emerging as a preacher, healer and teacher in his local community and the surrounding […]