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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Our fab Christingle Service

We joined in, this week, with 50th Anniversary Christingle services in aid of The Children’s Society. We had great fun, everyone making their own Christingle during the service, singing sings and carols and hearing about the work of The Children’s Society. It was a busy service – all our chairs were full and people had…

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Celebrations!

This morning we had a real celebration: Canon Michael Ratcliffe celebrated 40 years of Priesthood, and during the service he baptised Theo Thomas Edward who has been coming to church since shortly after his birth. Michael reflected on 40 years of priesthood – what had changed for better or for worse – and shared some…

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Sermon – Trinity 17

The modern addiction to success, or being better, (or even the best) is dangerous and is leading us slowly but surely into disaster. It was this philosophy of racial superiority which lead to the tragedy summed up by the word ‘Auschwitz’ – although the extermination of European Jews was much, much wider than Auschwitz alone…

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