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The Revd Christopher Armstrong: Holy and Innocent

Sunday 28 December: The Holy Innocents 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Christopher Armstrong 1 Corinthians 1. 26-29; Matthew 2. 13-18 It is an inescapable fact that massacres of all kinds occur in human history, both ancient and modern. Today we begin with such a massacre in the highlands near Bethlehem, centuries before the birth of Christ. The […]

Canon Philip Gray: Being vulnerable, being Christ-like

23 November 2014 10.30 Priory Sung Eucharist The Feast of Christ the King Canon Philip Gray, Vicar of St Margaret’s, Ilkley Ephesians 1. 15-end; Matthew 25. 31-end Anyone who reads the financial pages of any serious newspaper will know the immense power of the consumer. One of the present narratives is the radical change which […]

Revd Christopher Armstrong: Our Lady

17 August 201410.30 Priory Sung EucharistThe Ninth Sunday after TrinityRevd Christopher ArmstrongIsaiah 56. 1 and 6-8; Matthew 15. 21-28 Some of us may not be aware that today is the first public occasion when the statue of Mary and Jesus has appeared in this church. She, our patron, has appeared very quietly in our midst. I speak […]

The Rector: Stormy waters

10 August 2014 10.30 Priory Sung Eucharist The Eighth Sunday after Trinity Revd Simon Cowling 1 Kings 19.9-18; Matthew 14. 22-33 Last week we heard Matthew’s account of Jesus feeding the five thousand.  Our preacher, Canon Wendy Wilby, helped us to uncover some of its richness, drawing our particular attention to Jesus’s selflessness in the […]

God’s new frame of reference

06 July 2014 18.30 Priory Sung Eucharist The Third Sunday after Trinity Revd Simon Cowling Zechariah 9. 9-12; Matthew 11. 16-19 & 25-30 A few years ago there was a fashion in certain sections of the British press for referring to the royal families of Europe as ‘bicycling monarchies’. It wasn’t really meant as a […]

New Life in God’s Love

Sunday 22 June: First Sunday after Trinity Priory Sung Eucharist Canon Michael Rawson Readings: Jeremiah 20.7-13; Matthew 10.24-39 It’s a great joy to be here with you this morning and I’m very grateful to Simon for his kind and generous invitation to preach. As part of the new diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales we […]