Gift and gratitude – Mothering Sunday

Gift and gratitude – Mothering Sunday

In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Children and family life are perhaps a little unexpectedly rising up the political agenda across the wealthier nations of the world, and this provides an interesting context for our celebration of...
Cleansing the Temple

Cleansing the Temple

The Third Sunday of Lent Exodus 20:1-17 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Psalm19:7-end John 2:13-22 In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. I suppose that there really isn’t anything quite as satisfying as a really good clear-out.  I’m rarely...
The righteousness of faith

The righteousness of faith

The Second Sunday of Lent Genesis 17.1-7,15-16 Romans 4.13-end Psalm 22.23-end Mark 8.31-end In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Having preached through the Book of Genesis last year the story of the Promise to Abraham, or rather...
Tempted as we are yet without sin

Tempted as we are yet without sin

The First Sunday of Lent 18th February 2024 Genesis 9:8-17 1 Peter 3:18-end Psalm 25:1-9 Mark 1:9-15 In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The story of Jesus’ temptation is a familiar one, but Mark’s telling of it feels unfamiliar. ...
The romance of Ash Wednesday

The romance of Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday – 14th February 2024 Joel 2.1-2, 12-17 Psalm 51.1-18 2 Corinthians 5.20b-6.10 Matthew 6.1-6 In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Amen Well, what a way to spend Valentine’s Day!  But of course today is not St...