Sermons given at the 10.30 am Sunday service are regularly available as audio downloads and some in written form below.


A Worshipping Life

An Epiphanytide Sermon Series

Sundays at 10.30 am in January and February 2018

The Revd Dr Charles Miller, Team Rector

 Worship is natural to humankind, and Christian worship is, as Christians have long insisted, ‘true worship’. This sermon series aims to open up and clarify how Christians worship, both together and by themselves, so that all of us can attend and engage in worship more intentionally and fruitfully. The concern isn’t so much with the particulars of specific ‘services’ but rather with the more basic dynamics that characterize a worshipping life both in church and in life as we live it day by day.

All sermons take place within the context of the Sung Eucharist, starting at 10.30 am, each Sunday. Junior Church is available for younger children, and Quest for pre- and early teens. 


 

Witnesses to the Light

‘There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He

came as a witness to testify to the Light...’

(John 1.6-7)

A Christmas Eve Sermon

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It’s a question commonly put to us when we’re children: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” There’s no right answer, of course, and any answer given in the innocence and unknowing of childhood is likely to be revised as time and experience shape us. And as for parents, it’s one of parenthood’s most interesting questions: what will my child be when he or she grows up? And with that question come hopes and fears.

Faithfulness

The First Sunday of Advent

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As I was reading the November 18th edition of The Week this news item caught my eye:

An Iranian woman travelling with her husband and child for a holiday in Bali created such a ruckus on her Qatar Airways flight that the plane had to make an emergency landing in India. It all began when the woman, who'd been drinking heavily, took hold of her husbands hand and used his fingerprint to unlock his smartphone. She soon discovered from his texts that he was having an affair, and flew into such a rage the flight attendants were unable to calm her, and the flight was forced to land.[1]

Faithfulness, sticking to your word, following the agreed script--we all, in some way or other, have a hard time with that. It all flows from the human problem described in the third chapter of the Book of Genesis when, at the serpent's persuasion, humankind compromised its integrity by unfaithfulness to God's simple command not to eat from the tree (3.11).