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Father Hugh Bowron

Fairweather disciples
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time : 8 September 2019
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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?

Father Hugh Bowron

Going all out
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time : 25 August 2019
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This morning’s Gospel passage makes it clear Christians cannot rely on half-hearted participation.

Reverend Kit Bunker

Crucial
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 18 August 2019
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This morning’s Gospel Reading brings to mind that which is the very essence of the Christian Faith.

Father Brian Kilkelly

Earthly riches
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 11 August 2019
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This morning’s Gospel reading from Luke has our Assistant Priest pondering the relative merits of earthly riches and heavenly capital.

Father Hugh Bowron

My fascinating self
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 4 August 2019
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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.

Reverend Kit Bunker

Prayer
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 28 July 2019
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The appearance of the Lord’s Prayer in one of this morning’s readings prompts these thoughts on the nature and purpose of prayer.

Father Hugh Bowron

Messages
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 21 July 2019
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Messages are not always clear to understand. That is not a new thing as the Gospels demonstrate.

Father Hugh Bowron

East is East...
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time : 7 July 2019
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... and West is West, but the Eastern and Western Churches have lots in common says Our Vicar.

Father Hugh Bowron

Parish beginnings
Patronal Festival : 30 June 2019
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The next edition in our Patronal Festival parish history series.

Father Hugh Bowron

Gripes with Corinthians
Corpus Christi : 23 June 2019
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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.

Father Hugh Bowron

Third person
Trinity : 16 June 2019
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The Trinity Sunday sermon examines the part the Holy Spirit plays in our lives.

Father Brian Kilkelly

Alive and well
Pentecost : 9 June 2019
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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.

Father Hugh Bowron

Holy places
Ascension : 2 June 2019
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Our Vicar considers the ways we try to emulate the mysteries presented by Our Lord.

Father Brian Kilkelly

Sorrowful farewells
Easter 6 : 26 May 2019
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Saying goodbye can be sad, but as Christians we have a clear answer.

Father Hugh Bowron

Lessons from Liverpool
Easter 5 : 19 May 2019
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Starting in Liverpool, a city he knows well, Our Vicar considers the application of lessons from this morning’s readings.

Father Hugh Bowron

What He did for them ...
Easter 4 : 12 May 2019
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Our Vicar looks at the ’brief season’ of appearances by Our Lord following His resurrection – and what it offers us here and now.

Father Brian Kilkelly

Called to serve
Easter 3 : 5 May 2019
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Not all of us are called to be priests, but we are all called to serve The Lord–one way or another.

Father Hugh Bowron

Harvest of souls
Harvest Festival : 28 April 2019
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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

Father Hugh Bowron
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Living again
Easter Day : 21 April 2019
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Cold case
Holy Saturday : 20 April 2019
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It is finished
Good Friday : 19 April 2019


Father Brian Kilkelly

Rock Opera
Palm Sunday : 14 April 2019
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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.

Father Hugh Bowron

Consolidation
Lent 2 : 17 March 2019
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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.

Father Brian Kilkelly

Making space
Lent 1 : 10 March 2019
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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.

Father Hugh Bowron

Good heart, kind tongue
Ordinary 8 : 3 March 2019
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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?

Father Brian Kilkelly

Hard to swallow
Ordinary 7 : 24 February 2019
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Our Assistant Priest uses this morning’s reading from Luke’s Gospel to examine Bible passages which are not as they seem.

Father Hugh Bowron

Pain and suffering
Ordinary 6 : 17 February 2019
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Is pain and suffering to be endured without question or avoided at all cost? Do they have a part to play in Christian life?

Father Hugh Bowron

Power of the numinous, fear of the Lord
Ordinary 5 : 10 February 2019
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Our Vicar looks at the nature of our relationship with Our God.

Father Hugh Bowron

Apostle to Overseer to Bishop to Vicar
Ordinary 3 : 27 January 2019
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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.

Father Hugh Bowron

Inconvenient truths
Ordinary 2 : 20 January 2019
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The biblical Corinthians exhibited many failings – and identifying them has lessons for us.

Father Brian Kilkelly

Well Pleased
Baptism of the Lord : 13 January 2019
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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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