Sermon – Four Before Lent

4 before Lent Today’s three readings act of a sort of review of how things are between us and God. So in the wonderful passage from Isaiah we glimpse God’s majesty and immense being – so immense that the huge Temple at Jerusalem can contain only the hem of God’s robe. Isaiah is so awestruck…

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Epiphany at St Oswald’s

Today we celebrated Epiphany. As well as our crib looking beautiful with our three kings and our very handsome camel (Humphrey) added, we had a own three kings who came bearing gifts with the offertory procession. After the service we blessed the church door, praying for all who will come in and go out this…

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Sermon – the Feast of the Epiphany

Personal space – it’s something that we preserve for ourselves and observe in our dealings with other people. And how uncomfortable we feel when someone invades our personal space – I can see myself retreating backwards to a place of safety.  In fact, our sense of personal space is very complex – our invisible boundary…

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Jim’s Funeral

The funeral of our dear friend and brother, Jim, will be on Wednesday 2nd January in Church at 10.30 a.m, followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium at 11.30. Apologies for the incorrect time being announced at Church this morning…

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Sermon for Christmas Day

Refugee Nativity A church in America, has, for the last 40 years had a nativity scene with real live animals. Last year, Stormy the cow escaped twice in one day and caused a considerable amount of chaos – and, some of the church members felt, was not treated very well! So this year the church…

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