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Father Hugh Bowron

Food for thought
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 2 August 2020
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Food features in many of the stories of Our Lord's earthly ministry. As with so much of the bible, the obvious is not the whole story.

Father Hugh Bowron

Go for broke
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 26 July 2020
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Starting with a comparison of James Bond with Jesus, Our Vicar ponders the importance of sometimes running a risk in our Christian life.

Father Hugh Bowron

Dealing with evil
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 19 July 2020
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It is tempting to wish that God will make everything right for us – but we perhaps do not know what is best for us.

Father Hugh Bowron

Give it a go
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 12 July 2020
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This morning we heard the parable of the sower – and Our Vicar has a new take on what it can mean for us.

Father Hugh Bowron

Deepest and darkest
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 5 July 2020
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This morning's gospel reading leads to an idea of how we might best attempt to understand God.

Father Hugh Bowron

Vestrys of the past

At morning Services this year, Our Vicar presented two addresses from his research into the parish history. Each covered vestry members from different eras.

At 8am: Patronal Festival : 28 June 2020

The late 19th Century Listen with Windows Media Player

At 10.30am: Patronal Festival : 28 June 2020

The 1940s on Listen with Windows Media Player


Father Hugh Bowron

Devouring, digesting, assimilating, indwelling
Corpus Christi : 14 June 2020
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From the outset it is clear that this Sermon provides food for thought.

Father Hugh Bowron

The Passion of Christ, the time of ironic reversals
Good Friday : 10 April 2020
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In some respects the Passion Narrative is like a sophisticated movie – the obvious story is not whole story.

Note the full service is available in video on our Services page.

Father Hugh Bowron

Learning from mistakes
Palm Sunday : 5 April 2020
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This year's Palm Sunday sermon looks at another opportunity for us to learn from the stories of scripture.

Note the full service is available in video on our Services page.

Father Hugh Bowron

Fear not
Fifth Sunday in Lent : 29 March 2020
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On the first Sunday of the country's COVID-19 lockdown, with people unable to attend Services, Our Vicar emphasises a central truth of the Christian religion: “We need not be afraid of death; it holds no terrors for us.”

Note the full service is available in video on our Services page.

Father Hugh Bowron

Know thyself
Fourth Sunday in Lent : 22 March 2020
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Sometimes to know God we need to look at ourselves.

Father Hugh Bowron

The priority of worship
Third Sunday in Lent : 15 March 2020
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A simple question with somewhat less simple explanation: “What is worship?”

Father Hugh Bowron

The point of it all
First Sunday in Lent : 1 March 2020
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In a wide-ranging address Our Vicar looks at the real point of being Christian.

Father Hugh Bowron

Too hard
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary time : 23 February 2020
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This morning's gospel reading is one of those in which Our Vicar says the teaching seems so hard that we don't have a hope of living up to it. Never one to duck a challenge however, he explains just what the final section of the sermon on the mount is about.

Father Brian Kilkelly

Toeing the line
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary time : 16 February 2020
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As a practising barrister, our Assistant Priest is familiar with testing the limits of the rules when acting for his clients. But, he asks, “What purpose did The Lord intend by giving us laws?”

Father Hugh Bowron

Wendy Stocks R.I.P.
Third Sunday in Ordinary time : 26 January 2020
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Our Vicar's eulogy at this morning's Requiem Mass in memory of parishioner Wendy Stocks.

Father Hugh Bowron

Miracle Working Powers
Baptism of The Lord : 12 January 2020
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How do miracles fit in to our faith and life?

Father Brian Kilkelly

Family matters
Feast of the Holy Family : 29 December 2019
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The Holy Family was hardly a “normal” family, yet its life holds lessons for our modern families.

Father Hugh Bowron

What's in a name?
Christmas Day : 25 December 2019
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Naming a child ‘is a significant act by parents” – most of all perhaps for the most important Child of all.

Father Hugh Bowron

Is it good news?
3rd Sunday in Advent : 15 December 2019
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“Religious people have a responsibility to weigh up carefully the general content and tone of their off-duty conversations.” – from John the Baptist to present day Vicars, emulating Christ's example is key.

Father Brian Kilkelly

Wild prophet
2nd Sunday in Advent : 8 December 2019
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John the Baptist was a prophet for his times – but he has much to offer us too.

Reverend Kit Bunker

Being ready
1st Sunday in Advent : 1 December 2019
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As Advent begins and signals a new beginning, it also signals a warning of the end.

Father Hugh Bowron

Hymn to Him
Feast of Christ the King : 24 November 2019
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Today's reading from Colossians prompts thoughts of the place of hymns and of Christ in our life and worship.

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