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The Rector: Render unto Caesar

The Second Sunday before Advent15 November 202010.30 Morning ServiceRevd Nicholas Mercer I have been riveted by a programme on BBC 2 recently called “Surgeons: At the edge of life” You may have seen the programme but it follows surgeons at Papworth and Addenbrooke’s Hospital – working at the very margins of science In the third episode we watched…

The Rector: ‘Fake News’?

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity2 August 202010.30 Morning ServiceRevd Nicholas Mercer Every week we say the Nicene Creed in our service of Holy Communion It was adopted at the Council of Nicea in 325 AD and is a touchstone of the Christian faith But, like so many creedal statements, we so often say the words without giving them…

Cal Bailey: Kingdom Business

Editor’s note. This sermon is the first by three visiting preachers in the Priory’s Lent sermon series in which we are reflecting theologically on the theme of ‘Business and the Kingdom’. Cal Bailey is a Reader at St James Woodside in Leeds. He is both a Chartered Accountant and National Engineering Scholar and is sustainability Director…

Revd Jonathan Cain: Greed is folly

31 July 2016, Tenth Sunday after Trinity 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Jonathan Cain Amos 11: 1 – 11; Lk. 12: 13 – 21 “Leadership failures and personal greed led to collapse of BHS.” This was the conclusion of the Common’s Select Committee on Work and Pensions on Monday of this week.  Under the sub-title, ‘The unacceptable face of capitalism’, the Committee’s…

Revd Jonathan Cain: Neighbours

10 July 2016, Seventh Sunday after Trinity 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Jonathan Cain Amos 7: 7 – end; Lk. 10: 25 – 37 Three weeks ago a British voter not far from here stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher’, she said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’  Jesus said to her, ‘What is written in the…