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The Rector: Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday26 February 2020Revd Nicholas Mercer Today is Ash Wednesday It is the start of the beginning of Lent which is a penitential season in the Church In the Bible and in the Medieval Church, covering ones head with ashes was considered a sign of repentance, sorrow and mourning Quite literally we mark the start of Lent […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: Cosmic God

07 January 2018 Epiphany Revd Jonathan Cain Isaiah 60: 1-6; Matthew 2: 1-12 With this ambiguous earth His dealings have been told us. These abide: The signal to a maid, the human birth, The lesson, and the young Man crucified. But not a star of all The innumerable host of stars has heard How He […]

The Rector: New Beginnings

31 December 2017 10.30 Sung Eucharist The First Sunday of Christmas Canon Simon Cowling Isaiah 61.10 – 62.3; Luke 2. 15-21 I used to smoke quite heavily. Illicitly purchased cigarettes, bought singly as a fifteen year old from a newsagent who chose to turn the proverbial blind eye, led to an addiction which lasted some […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: A New Dispensation

08 January 2017 10.30 Sung Eucharist Epiphany Revd Jonathan Cain  Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’ And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory, Lying down […]

Revd Canon Professor John Rodwell: One Size Larger

13 March 2016, Lent 5 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Canon Professor John Rodwell Isaiah 43. 16-21; John 12. 1-8 I wouldn’t want to be thought a nosey-parker, but creative eaves-dropping, well that’s a different matter.  Or so the writer Alan Bennett has taught us, catching other peoples’ conversation and, fashioning it into stories, thus telling […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: Epiphany, Epiphanies

03 January 2016 10:30 Sung Eucharist The Epiphany Revd Jonathan Cain Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Many of you know that I trained first as an engineer. In common with other professions engineers have a period of post-graduate, in-work, supervised professional development to negotiate before they can practise independently; a period not dissimilar to curacy.  As a graduate engineer […]