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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: Taxing questions

22 October 2017 10.30 Sung Eucharist Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity Canon Simon Cowling Isaiah 45. 1-7; Matthew 22. 15-22    The godless florin This was the name given to a coin struck by the Royal Mint in 1849. It was the United Kingdom government’s first attempt to simplify the nation’s coinage by decimalisation. The inscription […]

Revd Martin Wray: The puzzle of God’s Kingdon

15 October 2017 10.30 Sung Eucharist Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity Revd Martin Wray Isaiah 25. 1-9; Matthew 22. 1-14 Several years ago, when I was in local church ministry, there appeared on the church bookstall a book entitled, ‘101 things to do during a dull sermon.’ To my dismay it quickly became a best-seller – […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: Be not deaf

01 October 2017 Trinity 16 Revd Jonathan Cain Ezekiel 18: 1-4 & 25-end, Matthew 21: 23-32 In 1977 a young man aged 16 stood up at the Conservative Party conference and gave a speech that the then leader, Margaret Thatcher later described as thrilling. The young man was of course William Hague; the speech was […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: Breathe

17 September 2017 Trinity 14 Revd Jonathan Cain Romans 14 1-12, Matthew 18: 21-35 The Hebrew words for Spirit and breath have the same root – ruach. I love this because it suggests that the Spirit, the divine action of God in the world is tied up with breathing, our breathing.  Those of you who practice […]

Tony Cantlow: Who do you say that I am

27 August 2017 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity Tony Cantlow Romans 12. 1-8; Matthew 16. 13-20  For the past few years Tony Cantlow has served as the Priory’s much-loved verger. Earlier this year Tony was recommended by a Bishops’ Advisory Panel for ordination training as a distinctive deacon. He will begin formal training next […]