Singing the song of salvation

Sermon for Advent 3, 12 Dec 2021 Philippians 4.4-7; Luke 3.7-18 Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice!   Isn’t it exciting? Each week we’re getting closer and closer to Christmas! This week, schools will be breaking up for the Christmas holiday – and if they’re anything like I remember, there won’tContinue reading “Singing the song of salvation”

Light up a life 2021

Reflection for ‘Light up a life’ service of thanksgiving and remembrance of loved ones, 5 December 2021. For many of us, Christmas is marked by spending time with loved ones. It is a time of celebration and joy, of parties, feasts, and family – of annual reunions and shared sacred spaces. Every family and groupContinue reading “Light up a life 2021”

The kingship of Christ

Sermon for Christ the King (Year B), 21 November 2021 First Reading: Daniel 7.9-10, 13, 14 Gospel: John 18.33-37 Well, here we are at the end of the Church year. Next Sunday we will celebrate our liturgical new year with Advent Sunday, and once again begin the cycle of discovering Christ in the world. AndContinue reading “The kingship of Christ”

Reflection for Remembrance Sunday

Sermon for Sunday 14 November 2021, given in Kingstone Church as part of our Service of Remembrance. Gospel: Mark 13.1-8 Remembrance Sunday is, for me, a very complex emotional journey. It represents so many things to so many people, all held in tension in this one moment of silence. My own list looks something likeContinue reading “Reflection for Remembrance Sunday”

The Heroes’ Journey

Sermon for Sunday 7th November 2021, Third Sunday Before Advent, Year B Readings: Hebrews 9.24-end; Mark 1.14-20 Some of my favourite type of stories to read are the grand, epic fantasy adventures – the heroes journeys where everyday people are called by fate from their mundane lives to save the world. Things start small –Continue reading “The Heroes’ Journey”

The Enormous Turnip

Sermon for Harvest, 24 October 2021 (Year B). Readings: 1 Timothy 6:6-10; Matthew 6:25-33 One of my highlights this week was a spontaneous invitation to visit the Little Acorns Nursery for their Harvest Festival. With all the joy of Harvest (and the excited cries of “That’s my mummy!”) The children acted out the story ofContinue reading “The Enormous Turnip”