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The Rector: True disciples

04 September 2016 10.30 Sung Eucharist Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity Canon Simon Cowling Jeremiah 18. 1-11; Luke 14. 25 – 33 Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ. I first encountered those words during a […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: Weightless

25 March 2016 12.00 Good Friday Revd Jonathan Cain Phil. 2:5-11; Jn. 18:28 – 19:42 A few years ago we were returning from our family summer holiday on an overnight long-haul flight. Flying is not my favourite activity, especially long-haul with children, but the boys were entertained by individual TV screens which made the journey bearable.  As the […]

Revd Canon Professor John Rodwell: One Size Larger

13 March 2016, Lent 5 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Canon Professor John Rodwell Isaiah 43. 16-21; John 12. 1-8 I wouldn’t want to be thought a nosey-parker, but creative eaves-dropping, well that’s a different matter.  Or so the writer Alan Bennett has taught us, catching other peoples’ conversation and, fashioning it into stories, thus telling […]

The Rector: The way of Jesus

Bolton Priory 29 March 2015: Palm Sunday 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Simon Cowling Isaiah 50. 4-9a; Mark 15.1- 39 It may be that you have not succumbed to the spell of Hilary Mantel, specifically the first two novels in her Tudor trilogy dealing with the turbulent career of Thomas Cromwell  – the man who was responsible, among other things, […]