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Matthew – a nativity story for today

(Ephesians 3, 1-12; Matthew 2, 1-18) If I were to begin this sermon by wishing you a Happy Christmas, I am sure that some of you would think me rather strange! The secular world has now moved on from Christmas: … Continue reading

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Facing the Fox

  Sermon for Lent 2. Year C. Genesis 15, 1-12, 17-18; Luke 13, 31-35   Our garden backs onto woodland, so it is visited by a variety of wildlife, including foxes. We did have anxieties about the foxes, especially when … Continue reading

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Messy Christmas

  It’s a question I keep getting asked at this time of year: “Are you ready for Christmas?” I’ve had it from shopkeepers and ex-colleagues, and even from a funeral director as we waited at the crematorium. It’s a question … Continue reading

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Being God’s Temple

Leviticus 19, 1-2 & 9-18; 1 Cor. 3, 10-11 & 16-23; Matthew 5, 38-48.  This week I found out a little bit about the history of this church.   As with many places of worship, there was a continual process … Continue reading

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Epiphany – Birth or death?

(Isaiah 60.1-6; Matthew 2, 1-12 & 16-18) “A cold coming we had of it; just the worst time of the year for a journey”. The opening lines of perhaps the best-known poem about the Epiphany, T.S. Eliot’s ‘Journey of the … Continue reading

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