Sermon – Easter 3

We have just heard another, very familiar resurrection account from John’s Gospel. John tells us this was the third time that Jesus appeared to his disciples. It was actually the fourth time: John omits Jesus’ very first encounter with Mary Magdalene on that first Easter morning. It would be good to think that we’ve made…

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Sermon – Easter 2

The lectionary Gospels for Easter and the second and third Sundays thereafter all tell resurrection stories as befits the Easter Season. But this reading is the only one to be used every year; the Sunday after Easter, each year, this is the story we hear. This seems odd because I’m sure it’s not our favourite…

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Palm Sunday Sermon

We British are really good at pomp. And we tend to enjoy, on occasions such as royal weddings, the sight of the beautifully groomed horses bedecked in leather, with gold trimmings, the military in their best uniforms – silver helmets, plumes of horsehair, red jackets. All beautifully choreographed so not a foot, animal or human,…

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Breakfast Club

St. Oswald’s Community Breakfast Club at St Oswald’s Community Hall, Fecitt Brow, BB1 2AT Saturday 30th March 9 am – 1 pm  Bacon or Sausage T.Cakes £2 – Toast ,Toasted Fruit T.Cakes £1 Hot Chocolate , Tea, Coffee , Fruit Juice £1 Everyone welcome – please join us    …

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Vicar has Laryngitis – Sunday evening service cancelled

Here is a quick note to say that Anne, the Vicar, has gone down with throat infection and laryngitis and has completely lost her voice. She is taking antibiotics but has been advised it could be a week or two before she can speak. If you need to contact her, please use email!

The Sunday evening service has been cancelled as a consequence but many thanks to Rev’d Hillary Murphy for stepping into the breach for Sunday morning which will go ahead as normal.

Sermon – Lent 1.

Christians have observed Lent – forty days, mirroring Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness since at least the fourth century. In the Orthodox church the forty days doesn’t include Holy Week making for a Lent longer than ours. Lent is a paradox: in order to live life fully in the here and now, we embrace…

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