Sermons

February 10, 2019

Onwards!

Our gathering today in this Ultreya celebration for the Diocese’s Cursillo, reflects the gathering of the apostles returning from their travels, who were telling Jesus about all that had happened […]
January 28, 2019

Set the Captives Free

Let us imagine the scene outlined by Luke’s Gospel, Ch.4.Verses 14-21 as Jesus launches his ministry. All eyes are on Jesus when he comes into the synagogue in his home […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 24, 2018

Power and Service

Power is a seductive, exciting, possibility. Each of us, generally has power in some or most aspects of our lives.  Apart from those who are abused, where each moment of […]
September 15, 2018

Persistence and Hope

I don’t know if many of you are familiar with the film ‘A Time to Kill’ starring Sandra Bullock, Samuel L Jackson and Kevin Spacey. Its set in the US […]