A look at the whys and wherefores of reduced Church congregations–and at how we can react.
The cleansing, purifying judgement of The LordAt Morning Services: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 20 October 2019
Our Vicar considers and contrasts justice as exercised by us and by God.
This morning's reading from 2 Timothy prompts a reflection on the theme “God's gift was not a spirit of timidity”.
Hard on the heels of the Gospel reading which prompted Our Vicar’s Going all out sermon (25 August) comes this morning’s reading from Luke. Why do so many people now drift away from the Church?
This morning’s Gospel passage makes it clear Christians cannot rely on half-hearted participation.
This morning’s Gospel Reading brings to mind that which is the very essence of the Christian Faith.
This morning’s Gospel reading from Luke has our Assistant Priest pondering the relative merits of earthly riches and heavenly capital.
Paul’s message to the Colossians this morning warns against seeing ourselves as the centre of the universe. There is something more important – and more interesting.
The appearance of the Lord’s Prayer in one of this morning’s readings prompts these thoughts on the nature and purpose of prayer.
Messages are not always clear to understand. That is not a new thing as the Gospels demonstrate.
... and West is West, but the Eastern and Western Churches have lots in common says Our Vicar.
The next edition in our Patronal Festival parish history series.
In this wide-ranging sermon Our Vicar starts with a vicarage wife of his student days, continues with St Paul and segues into how Corinthian foibles can suggest good behaviour to us.
The Trinity Sunday sermon examines the part the Holy Spirit plays in our lives.
As we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, Our Assistant Priest ponders the apparently increasingly secular society in which we live – and finds cause for hope.
Our Vicar considers the ways we try to emulate the mysteries presented by Our Lord.
Saying goodbye can be sad, but as Christians we have a clear answer.
Starting in Liverpool, a city he knows well, Our Vicar considers the application of lessons from this morning’s readings.
Our Vicar looks at the ’brief season’ of appearances by Our Lord following His resurrection – and what it offers us here and now.
Not all of us are called to be priests, but we are all called to serve The Lord–one way or another.
As we celebrate Harvest Festival this year during the Easter Season, Our Vicar looks at the mighty harvest which has been under way now for over two thousand years.
The Easter sermons
Living againEaster Day : 21 April 2019
Cold caseHoly Saturday : 20 April 2019
It is finishedGood Friday : 19 April 2019
With the assistance of the stage show Jesus Christ Superstar, our Assistant Priest looks at Palm Sunday as the start of the transition from Lent into Easter.
Many of us worry about the Church shrinking. However, this is not a new phenomenon and Our Vicar suggests it is not always a bad thing either.
The real importance of Lent is not in the superficial changes we make for the season – no matter how hard they may be – but in creating circumstances for a more fundamental change in our life.
This morning’s readings talk about what we say reflecting our real self. But it is so easy to be snide and unkind. What to do?
Our Assistant Priest uses this morning’s reading from Luke’s Gospel to examine Bible passages which are not as they seem.
Is pain and suffering to be endured without question or avoided at all cost? Do they have a part to play in Christian life?
Our Vicar looks at the nature of our relationship with Our God.
A look at the way in which ministries in the Church have evolved from the pattern outlined in this morning’s Corinthians reading to what we have now.
The biblical Corinthians exhibited many failings – and identifying them has lessons for us.
As we celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord, our Assistant Priest looks at what baptism meant for Christ, and what it means for us.
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