Category Archives: Sermons

Good Shepherd 26 April2015

"Ours are the eyes through which Christ's compassion is to look out to the earth" St Theresa of Avila

It’s lovely to hear of the generous donations to Vanuatu’s cyclone appeals. Archbishop Tutu describes this sort of generosity as compassionate love. Continue Reading ››

Easter 3b —Luke 24.36-48

What we just heard in the Gospel happened on the day Jesus rose from the dead. It’s the same day the women went to the tomb at dawn and found it empty. It’s the same day two of Jesus followers, walking to Emmaus, were joined by a stranger they … Continue Reading ››

Easter Sunday 2015

Easter 2015 Mark 16.1-8

go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee

We know this story well, don’t we. But there are always things in it that make us do a double-take, and for me, the last … Continue Reading ››

Good Friday 2015

Meditation on the Cross A friend of ours created a Stations of the Cross meditation recently which took the traditional scenes from Jesus’ passion and death and put them together with materials from the recent news. The Continue Reading ››

Palm Sunday

הוֹשִׁ֘יעָ֥ה נָּ֑א Hosanna!—Save us; grant us victory: Palm Sunday 2015

For the Liturgy of the Palms: Mark 11.1-11, Ps 118.1-2

Passion Sunday Readings: Isa 50.4-9a, Ps 31.9-18, Phil 2.5-11, Mark 14.1—15.27

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Mothering Sunday

Sermon for Mothering Sunday 15-3-2015 Ex 2.1-10 Lk 2.33-38

The relations of the family to the outer world—what might be called its foreign policy—must depend, in the last resort, upon the man, because he always ought to be, and usually is, much more … Continue Reading ››


Jesus Cleanses a Leper

Epiphany + 6 2015 Mk 1.40-45—Jesus Cleanses a Leper

And along comes a leper! Just about every verse begins with kai (and) in this early stage of Mark’s gospel. Events in Jesus’ life seem to cascade in on him at this very early … Continue Reading ››