Sermons

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 […]
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 […]