Sermons from 2020

Christmas Day

To watch to this Gospel and Sermon on YouTube please click here. To many as received him…gave he power to become children of God. [Jn 1:12] Today we celebrate gladly, despite the restraints, the Incarnation of God – that God took flesh in Jesus Christ, to dwell among us.  A merry Christmas to you all! But we cry out inwardly…Just let us touch each other, embrace and kiss.Just let us gather as one in large…

Advent 4

I Last summer – which now feels like an eternity away – my girlfriend and I were lucky enough to be able to go on holiday in the Italian Dolomites. After much planning I knew what the culmination of this holiday would be (for me at least), and that was hiking to the summit of Tofana di Rozes, one of the most iconic peaks of the Italian Dolomites. It was not easy to get there.…

Advent 3

This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. We speak of this season of Advent being one full of expectation and hope.  I think we have a general sense of what that means.  There are certain things that we look forward to – probably a holiday from work for some of you, a time with loved ones, no doubt some feasting! – if you are…

St Michael and All Angels 2020

“They overcame [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” This morning we are celebrating the Feast of St Michael and all Angels, which is actually on Tuesday this week.  It is fitting in this season of Trinity, as we lift our hearts and minds higher to our end and purposes in God, it is fitting that we look upon…

Lent 2 – Uniting the Elephant and Rider in Love

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?Jeremiah 17:9 In this morning’s reading from Jeremiah, we have this difficult statement about the human heart.  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?  … What does this mean? I think that it means that, first, we don’t understand ourselves. Sometimes we say things that surprise us, or we have every good intention to do something but…

Septuagesima – Recreation

The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.[Genesis 1:2-4] Winter is with us for a few more weeks, but we are beginning to enjoy the lengthening of days, and the appearance of Spring flowers and the sound of songbirds.  It is a kind…

Epiphany 2 – The wine of joy

Todays’ readings mark the second Sunday of Epiphany. During this Epiphany season, we celebrate the moments that mark who Jesus truly is. On the first Sunday in January, we celebrated the Magi worshipping Christ, which signifies how he is the saviour of the whole world. Today’s reading, taken from John, zooms in on how Jesus “reveals his glory” by showing a sign of who he truly is. The first ‘sign’ that John recounts is Jesus…