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The Rector: “Blesd RU”

Advent Sunday1 December 201910.30 EucharistRevd Nicholas Mercer I received quite a shock the other day when I tried to look up some news on the Sherborne School website I found that I could now choose between Twitter, Facebook, Sound Cloud and Instagram I did not know where to start Understanding social media is especially difficult for me […]

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: The Call

Trinity 521 July 201910.30 EucharistRevd Nicholas Mercer I sometimes say, in jest, that, of the ten best things that have happened to me in life, nine involve fishing Even at the advanced age of 56, I still get an enormous thrill from catching a fish It is not surprising therefore I find stories of Christ and fishermen […]

The Rector: Making voices heard

24 June 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Birth of John the Baptist Canon Simon Cowling Isaiah 40. 1-11; Luke 1. 57-66 & 80 Compare and contrast. Three words with which school and university students taking exams this summer, especially in arts, humanities, and social sciences, will have become very familiar. Compare and contrast the characters […]

The Rector: And Anna came too

The Presentation of Christ (Candlemas) 28 January 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist Canon Simon Cowling Malachi 3. 1-5; Luke 2. 22-40   The rabbis tell the story of a teacher, Honi, who lived some six hundred years before Christ. Honi was walking one day in the hills near Jerusalem when heavy rains forced him to take […]

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 […]

The Rector: The calling of Mary

24 December 2017 10.30 Parish Eucharist The Fourth Sunday in Advent Canon Simon Cowling Romans 16.25-end; Luke 1.26-38 Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ God said, ‘I will be with you.’ The call of Moses is described at the start of […]