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Sermons on Welcome

The Rector: Be my guest

03 September 2017 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Canon Simon Cowling Romans 12. 9 – end; Matthew 16. 21 – end Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Five quick fire instructions that St Paul gives to the […]

The Rector: Holy Diversity

24 January 2016 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Third Sunday of Epiphany Canon Simon Cowling Readings: 1 Corinthians 12. 12-31a; Luke 4. 14-21  ‘It once happened that all the other parts of the body mutinied against the stomach, which they accused of being the only idle, non-productive part the whole body, The rest of the parts […]

The Rector: I was a stranger and you welcomed me

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine September 2015 I was a stranger and you welcomed me Sunday 13 September is Racial Justice Sunday. This year Churches Together in Britain and Ireland are encouraging Christians to reflect on the theme Hospitality and Sanctuary for All at a time when war and persecution, famine, environmental degradation, and […]

The Rector: Dressing for the occasion

12 October 2014 Trinity 17 Revd Simon Cowling Readings: Philippians 4 .1 – 9; Matthew 22. 1 – 14                                                                                Twenty years ago the Spice Girls passed fleetingly across my cultural horizon during a period when our two daughters, like most little girls at the time, became ardent fans of girl power. It was doubtless […]