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The Rector: A Famine in the Land

Fourth Sunday of Easter3 May 202010.30 Morning ServiceRevd Nicholas Mercer I was at Theological College at the time of the financial crisis in 2008 I recall it very vividly as there was a brief moment when the country held its breath believing that the banking system was on the verge of collapse At the time, a fellow student […]

The Rector: Blessings Abound

Candlemas2 February 202010.30 EucharistRevd Nicholas Mercer As many of you now know, we sent our daughter to a Catholic School in Sherborne Known as the “nuns on the hill” they were educated in a beautiful Palladian manor called Leweston The rule of thumb goes that “the boys at Sherborne date the girls at Sherborne but marry the […]

Neil Appleby: Sermon on Matthew 18

I want say a huge ‘thank you’ to Nicholas for inviting me to speak here this morning. Nick and I became close friends in the Falklands where I was the Headteacher of the secondary school and he was the Priest in Charge of the Cathedral, we were both from very different church backgrounds but had […]

Revd Dr Nicky von Fraunhofer: Harvest Festival

Trinity 16: Harvest29 September 201910.30 EucharistRevd Dr Nicky von Fraunhofer Jesus asks the crowds, ‘Do you not say, four months more, then comes the harvest? …But look around you, and see the fields are ripe for harvest…The reaper reaps their wages and gathers fruit for eternal life; the sower and reaper rejoice together.’ Today we […]

The Rector: We believe in life before death

19 August 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Canon Simon Cowling Ephesians 5. 15-20; John 6. 51-58  We believe in life before death. Some years ago, Christian Aid introduced this statement into its annual campaign. It succeeds in being unobjectionable, challenging and subversive in equal measure. The statement is unobjectionable because it’s […]

The Venerable Dr Andy Jolley: How good is your work?

Editor’s note. This sermon is the second 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’. The Venerable Dr Andy Jolley is Archdeacon of Bradford. Before ordination Andy worked as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer for the Ford Motor Company and subsequently as a […]

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 […]