Obsession

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Readings – Exodus 32:7-14 , Luke 15:1-10 Sermon – Rev. Kate McFarlane My sermon today has been such a struggle. There were points where I doubted whether you’d get one at all. At first sight the readings didn’t seem too bad; … Read More

Interruptions and Diversions

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Readings – Isaiah 58:9-14 , Hebrews 12:18-29 , Luke 13:10-17 Sermon – Rev. Kate McFarlane So it’s Sabbath morning. The congregation are excited. They can’t wait to hear today’s preacher. This is a special day, a red letter day. From this preacher’s … Read More

Samaritans

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Readings – Luke 10:25-37 Sermon – Rev. Kate McFarlane I admit my heart sank when I looked at today’s readings and saw the Good Samaritan. If I had a pound for every assembly, family service or toddler group I have been to … Read More

Slavery and freedom

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Readings – Isaiah 66:10-14 , Ps.66 , Gal.6:1-16 , Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Sermon – Rev. Gill Webb On Friday the news reported that a group of five men and three women had been found guilty of modern slavery. These people had … Read More

The priesting

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This weekend we celebrated with enormous joy the ordination as priest of our curate, Rev. Kate. On Saturday she was priested and she presided over her first Eucharist on Sunday afternoon. We look forward to her continuing sacramental role in … Read More

Windrush Day 2019

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Today we marked #WindrushDay in our main service, with Angela reading “Psalm to Windrush: For the Brave and Ingenius” by Shirley J. Thompson as printed in the The Big Issue, an extract from which is at the bottom of this post. It was … Read More

Trinity Sunday

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Readings – Acts 11:1-18 & 22-31, Romans 5:1-5 , John 16:12-15 Sermon – Rev. Gill Webb With the recent coverage of all the 75th anniversary events to mark the D-day landings in Normandy I watched again the film the Monuments Men. … Read More

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