Cat Jesus

Sermon for Christmas Morning (Year C), 25 December 2021 Readings: Set III – Isaiah 52.7-10; John 1.1-14 There’s a gorgeous ginger tom cat that likes to loiter on the path between the Rectory and Kingstone Church – if you’ve ever walked along the lane you may have met him. He is the most affectionate catContinue reading “Cat Jesus”

Light in darkness

Sermon for Midnight Mass (Year C), 24 December 2021 Readings: Set I – Isaiah 9.2-7; Luke 2.1-14 As I revisited our reading from Isaiah in preparation for tonight, I have to admit that I didn’t get much beyond the first sentence before my brain became caught in thought: The people who walked in darkness haveContinue reading “Light in darkness”

At the heart of Christmas

If you’ve been to any of our carol services this season, you may have heard a version of this reflection: Certain things just make it feel like Christmas is here, don’t you think? Whether film or book or song, this month is filled with familiar, much treasured tales: the Snowman, Aled Jones singing ‘We’re walkingContinue reading “At the heart of Christmas”