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The Rector: Reforming and renewing

29 October 2017 10.30 Sung Eucharist Twentieth Sunday after Trinity Canon Simon Cowling Leviticus 19. 1-2 & 15-18; Matthew 22. 34 – end This sermon began with the organ playing Martin Luther’s hymn tune for his translation of Psalm 46: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A mighty fortress is our God).A version may be accessed […]

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 […]

The Rector: Olympic Spirit

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine September 2016 Olympic Spirit The ancient Olympic Games were in origin as much a religious festival, in honour of Zeus, as a sporting event. Even so, the participating Greek city states seem to have been as keen to get one over on their rivals as today’s nation states are […]

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 […]