Sermons

March 31, 2020

Raising from the Dead

This story of the death of Lazarus in John 11:1-45 comes at a critical time in our lives as we face into unimaginable changes to our way of living and […]
March 22, 2020

I was blind but now I see!

There are many stories about what it is like to see the world for the first time, by those who have been born blind.  If we use our imaginations in […]
March 13, 2020

New Resolutions and New Life

I wonder how many of you started the new year with fresh resolutions, or perhaps at the start of Lent.  We know there are choices to be made and we […]
February 26, 2020

Transformation and Hope

One of my favourite writers and justice activist, a woman called Arundhati Roy said of her commitment to justice and peace: ‘Once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee it’.  I […]
February 12, 2020

Salt and Light

I was thinking about how much salt and light I use as a matter of course, as I read this passage of scripture (Matt.5:13-20).  I thought about the variety of […]
February 7, 2020

A Recipe for Life!

There is no doubt about the focus of today’s readings in Matthew 5:1-12.  We are urged, persuaded and invited to consider how we see ourselves living, flourishing and behaving in […]
January 27, 2020

Discipleship is not Convenient!

The reading today fills a liminal space in Matthew’s Gospel (4:12-25). It follows the ‘Temptation of Jesus’ and occurs just before the Sermon on the Mount with the Beatitudes.  Matthew’s […]
January 12, 2020

Baptism of Our Lord

This encounter between John and Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel, is remarkable for many things about which we need to be alert and mindful as we read and hear the story […]
January 12, 2020

Light in the Darkness

I heard a story about a family who visited the caves over the holiday, and when they reached the deepest part of the cave, the guide turned out the light […]
December 31, 2019

The Massacre in the Midst of Christmas

Great horror erupts in the heart of this text from Matthew 2:13-23.  In the middle of the Christmas story, the advent of the birth of Jesus as has been told […]
December 31, 2019

Love and Hope at Christmas

I was reflecting on love, the love we have for our children, our grandchildren, for our nephews and nieces, the children of friends and relatives.  The most beautiful pictures and […]
December 31, 2019

A New Baby Arrives

I was thinking about the practicalities of being pregnant and having a baby, as I remember giving birth to two sons within the care of our local hospital, with doctors […]