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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 Rector: The bread of ages

05 August 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Tenth Sunday after Trinity Canon Simon Cowling Ephesians 4. 1-16; John 6. 24-35  First make flour from wild wheat and wild barley; then pound the tubers of wild plants that grow in water (like sedges or bull-rushes) to a dry pulp; mix together with water to make a […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: Fruits of the Spirit

Whitsunday 20 May 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Jonathan Cain Acts 2: 1-21; John 15: 26-27 & 16: 4-15 It has become a bit of a joke in our house that on the relatively few occasions that Rebecca has been asked to read in churches, the list of what the Apostle St Paul calls earthly […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: Pruning

Fifth Sunday of Easter 29 April 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Jonathan Cain Acts 8: 26-end; John 15: 1-8 I am pretty hopeless at gardening. The very first thing that Rebecca does if she’s been away for a few days (often before she has properly said hello to me and the boys) is check the […]

The Rector: Our uncontainable God

The Fourth Sunday in Lent 11 March 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist; Mothering Sunday Canon Simon Cowling Exodus 2. 1-10; John 19. 25b-27 I ask you to visit the cathedral. If (the statue) shocks you as much as it did me, then write to the Bishop of the diocese and tell him so. This was the […]