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Our Priest in Charge, the Rev'd Alister Hendery, is making available his sermons via this website.  Here is your opportunity to download a sermon as a Pdf file and read it at your leisure.  Below are this month's sermons.

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Sunday 30 September

The faith community that jingles

OS 26B
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22 & James 5:13-20

You may have had the experience of someone reporting how something you said or did had affected them deeply – how, through you, they experienced God’s mercy and love – perhaps even, God’s power. Such feedback says more about God than us. It’s about how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things – to act, to heal, and to transform the lives of others. The Bible is loaded with such stories – tales of people whom God uses to fulfil divine purposes...

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Sunday 16 September

Saint Matthew
Matthew 9:9-13
About a God who likes to keeps bad company

Adrian Plass, who is a rather successful writer on Christian themes, tells this story about himself.

When I was sixteen I loathed myself. I hated my face and my body, I had been expelled from school for truancy, and I had neither a job nor any visible prospect of getting one. The chaos inside my head was quite frightening. To make matters worse, I had developed a strategy of using scathing sarcasm in the conduct of my relationships with almost anyone who made me feel silly (that is, almost everyone).

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Sunday 9 September

Ordinary Sunday 23 (B)
Mark 7: 31-37
Please listen to me!

‘They brought to Jesus a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him.’

Mark tells this story because of what it says about Jesus. In Jesus we see the fulfilment of the promise that when the Messiah comes ‘The deaf will hear … and those who cannot speak will shout for joy.’ It’s evidence for who Jesus is. But I wonder, what was life like for the man – what was it like to be deaf and to live with a speech impediment?

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Sunday 2 September

Ordinary Sunday 22 (B)
James 1:17-27 & Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23
Our Inward Hearts

We’re back into Mark’s Gospel, and what do we get, but this seemingly obscure argument between the Pharisees and Jesus about washing hands. How on earth can this connect with our lives today? Well, to do that, we need to get inside the world of first century Judaism...

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