Sermons

Summer 2019

After the joy of Easter, the next couple of months move us through Ascension Day to prayer for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. We come then to Ordinary Time as the church grows in discipleship. See our What's On guide for details about upcoming events.

Please click on any of the dates or names below to read sermons preached during the period of Summer 2019.

 

18 August 2019 - Said Eucharist with Hymns - Canon Ward

'The Church and Its Ancestors' Canon Ward encourages us to rethink what it means to be 'surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses'.

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18 August 2019 - Said Matins with Hymns - The Succentor

What does it mean to understand the Scriptures? The Succentor encourages us to encounter the Bible as a friend, in whom we see Christ reflected and in whom God comes to encounter us. 

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11 August 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Revd John Witheridge

‘For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.’ The Revd John Witheridge reflects on what it is we should treasure in our hearts.

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11 August 2019 - Choral Matins - Canon Biggar

‘Faithful Worldliness’ Canon Biggar considers anew the tension between the goodness of the world and our enjoyment of it and the imperfection of the world and our longing for its transformation.

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4 August 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Sub Dean

Vanity of vanities! All is vanity. The Sub Dean considers afresh the melancholy words of the Teacher in the book of Ecclesiastes.

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4 August 2019 - Said Matins with Hymns - Canon Harrison

'Love is known by Love' Canon Harrison reminds us, in light of the reading from the Song of Solomon, that the soul must love and long; remember, recall, until it becomes a partaker of the divine nature.

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28 July 2019 - Choral Eucharist - Canon Biggar

‘Making Christian Sense of the Futile Gesture’ Canon Biggar explores the question of how to make sense of the noble attempt that fails, how to understand the futile gesture.

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28 July 2019 - Said Matins with Hymns - The Diocesan Canon Precentor

‘Faith and Englishness’ The Diocesan Canon Precentor explores the truth that neither the heights of intimacy and love, nor the depths of suffering should be alien to our faith and inner spiritual life.

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21 July 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The College Chaplain

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. The College Chaplain explores the story of Mary and Martha.

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21 July 2019 - Choral Matins - The Archdeacon

Those who desire life and desire to see good days, let them keep their tongues from evil and their lips from speaking deceit; let them turn away from evil and do good; let them seek peace and pursue it. The Archdeacon challenges us to live through blessing not cursing; inspiring love, not stoking the fires of hate.

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19 July 2019 - Choral Evensong, Commemoration of the Von Stauffenberg Plot - Canon Biggar

‘The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the July 1944 Plot to Kill Hitler’ Canon Biggar reflects on the life and example of Helmuth James Von Moltke.

 

14 July 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Diocesan Canon Precentor

'The Good Samaritan' The Diocesan Canon Precentor considers afresh one of the most well-known stories Jesus ever told.

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14 July 2019 - Choral Matins - The Sub Dean

Blessing is not a singling out of one over against another, but a particular instance of God’s saving will for all. The Sub Dean explores the meaning of blessing in God's kingdom.

 

7 July 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Sub Dean

If we wait until we feel fully prepared to answer God’s call, we have misunderstood it. The Sub Dean reflects on the call of God.

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30 June 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The College Chaplain

For freedom Christ has set us free…you were called to freedom brothers and sisters. The College Chaplain considers afresh both the cost and the joy found through freedom in Christ.

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30 June 2019 - Choral Matins - The Archdeacon

Sometimes doing the naïve, idealistic, biblical thing can be just what is needed to liberate our seemingly sophisticated and cynical world. The Archdeacon reflects on the Old Testament law of Jubilee.

 

23 June 2019 - Choral Eucharist - Canon Ward

'Exorcism' Canon Ward considers afresh this Christian ministry as we examine the Gospel reading of the healing of the man possessed in Gergesa.

23 June 2019 - Choral Matins - Canon Biggar

‘1944: Christian Reflections on the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary’ Canon Biggar reminds us of the importance of remembering acts of grace by structuring our lives around them.

 

16 June 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Sub Dean

The doctrine of the Trinity is not a complete description of God, but it is the starting point – the starting point, we might say, of our journey. The Sub Dean considers afresh the theme of our life as a journey.

16 June 2019 - Choral Matins - The Diocesan Canon Precentor

Let us make the Trinity the start of prayers, the ground of our hopes, and the model of our love. The Diocesan Canon Precentor reflects that the Trinity isn’t a maths problem to be solved but the relationships at the heart of divine life that draw us in.

 

 

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