Pay Him homage

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Readings – Matthew 2:1-12 Sermon – Rev. Kate McFarlane So, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Christmas is over. The gifts have all been safely bought and safely given. Do you struggle with present buying? I certainly do, because … Read More

What kind of King?

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Readings – Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11-29, Luke 23:33-44 Sermon – Rev. Gillian Webb As a few of you know I celebrated a special birthday last week and I received a card which noted some of the key events on … Read More

Remembrance Day

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Readings – John 14:27, James 3:17-18, Sermon – Rev. Kate McFarlane Most Holy Spirit who didst brood Upon the chaos dark and rude And bid its angry tumult cease And give, for wild confusion, peace. These are the words we have … Read More

Keep Going!

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Readings – Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 121, 2 Tim 3:14-4.5, Luke 18:1-8 Sermon – Rev. Gillian Webb Recently I read a book by Robert Harris called the Second Sleep. The book began with the journey on horseback of a priest that had … Read More

Heaven’s Gate

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Readings – Genesis 28:10-17, John 1:47-end Sermon – Rev. Kate McFarlane When you went back to school each September, were you ever given the task of writing a piece entitled ‘What I did on my summer holidays?’ I used to dread … Read More

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

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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