Sermons

July 1, 2018

Answering God’s Call

Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist, a man whose extraordinary life lived out God’s plans for him and all creation; and whose example has shaped our own […]
June 4, 2018

Facing God!

I have been reflecting over the last few weeks about our capacity and willingness to face God honestly . And, I have just finished reading a book by Rowan Williams, […]
April 29, 2018

Abide with Me

Each year I am freshly amazed at the way my husband takes his pruning shears to our trees and bushes with great gusto to cut away the dead wood and some […]
April 25, 2018

What We Do For Love

I was watching a programme the other night on TV on the life of Martin Luther King on the anniversary of his death which included a couple of important comments I […]
April 2, 2018

Christ is Risen!

I hate endings that leave me up in the air! I want to know what happened, I want a ‘happy ever after’ ending, so I can sleep at night.  I […]
April 2, 2018

Being a Disturber of the Peace

Dom Helder Camara, the legendary archbishop of Brazil, once summed up how the church must be, a danger to the establishment and empire. He said: “When I give food to […]
February 18, 2018

Fasting from Selfishness for Lent

We begin Lent by acknowledging our need for repentance, mercy and forgiveness as it is proclaimed by Jesus in the Gospels. Matthew’s Gospel reading (6:1-6, 16-21) sees Jesus continuing his extraordinary […]
February 5, 2018

Healing and Transformation

I’ve been thinking about illness and wondering about its impact on many levels and how illness cuts us off from family, friends and community, depending on the severity and length […]
February 1, 2018

Casting Out Our Demons

In Mark 1:21-28 we hear about Jesus’ first acts of his ministry following his baptism by John and his time in the wilderness. Last week we heard about Jesus calling […]
January 27, 2018

The Time is Fulfilled…

I was reflecting last week on the experience of being called; how we often think it won’t happen to us.   Our lives take a course that we try to plan […]
January 19, 2018

Being Called into Creation

There is something deeply powerful and marvellous, joyful even in the experience of ‘being called’ and recognised, especially and particularly by someone who loves you, and all of us have […]
January 7, 2018

Falling in Love with Obedience

I was recently trying to write a leadership course session on the subject of obedience; and, as you might guess, I didn’t do very well. I suspect it’s because I […]