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The Rector: ‘Just War’

Remembrance Sunday08 November 202010.30 Morning ServiceRevd Nicholas Mercer A few years ago I was invited to take part in a Radio 4 programme entitled “A Question of Conscience” It was recorded in Richmond Castle by a former Army Chaplain called Andrew Martlew He recalled the story of the Richmond 16 who had been imprisoned in WW1 for refusing…

The Rector: Mission Impossible?

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity18 October 202010.30 Morning ServiceRevd Nicholas Mercer Today is the Feast Day of St Luke the Evangelist It punctuates the end of Ordinary Times and is a distinctive break in the calendar on what is otherwise the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity St Luke, as most of us know, is one of the authors of…

Revd Jonathan Cain: Germs and Jesus

Trinity 14 02 September 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Jonathan Cain James 1: 17-end, Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15 & 21-23 “Germs and Jesus,” shouted the seven year old to her parents. “Germs and Jesus!  You keep telling me they’re important, and yet I can’t see any of them.”  What this little exchange illustrates is that…

The Rector: Setting ourselves free

08 July 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Sixth Sunday after Trinity Canon Simon Cowling 2 Corinthians 12. 2-10; Mark 6. 1-13 The Golden Summer of 2012. The United Kingdom welcomed the world to the London Olympics and the home athletes rose to the occasion: the twenty-nine gold medals which the athletes won ensured that the…

Revd Jonathan Cain: Whoever …

Trinity 2 10 June 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Jonathan Cain 2 Corinthians 4: 13 – 5: 1; Mark 3: 20-35 “When Jesus’ family heard that he was home, that a crowd had come together again that was preventing him from eating, and that some hostile scribes had come down from Jerusalem to confront him,…