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The Rector: Skin Hunger

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity26 July 202010.30 Morning ServiceRevd Nicholas Mercer The sensation of touch is one of the five senses which help us navigate the world around us It is not surprising therefore that there has been much focus on touch in the recent lockdown The news was full of stories about why we crave touch and…

The Rector: Righteous Anger

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity19 July 202010.30 Morning ServiceRevd Nicholas Mercer I recently listened to an excellent BBC podcast It was entitled “The Big Disease with a Little Name” and charted the history of the HIV-Aids  For those who can remember, this was another pandemic caused by a virus about 40 years ago At the time, there was…

The Rector: The New Normal

Sunday after Ascension Day24 May 202010.30 Morning ServiceRevd Nicholas Mercer There has been much talk in the past week about when will we get back to “normal” We have already seen some return to “normality” and this will, hopefully, increase in time Something is said to be normal if it conforms to a general pattern It comes from the…

The Rector: The Canaanite Woman

Second Sunday in Lent8 March 202010.30 EucharistRevd Nicholas Mercer Coronavirus has rather overshadowed all other events in the past ten days and we could all be excused for missing other important news But just before the crisis, the issue of social inequality hit the headlines once again The Landmark England Review written by the distinguished epidemiologist Sir…

The Rector: The Green Book

The Epiphany5 January 202010.30 EucharistRevd Nicholas Mercer Last Sunday evening, we stayed with my brother in Ripon Not only is he an excellent cook but he subscribes to Netflix which enables us to enjoy a film of our choice And after dinner we watched a film called “The Green Book” The title is taken from a real…

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…

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…