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The Venerable Dr Andy Jolley: How good is your work?

Editor’s note. This sermon is the second by three visiting preachers in the Priory’s Lent sermon series in which we are reflecting theologically on the theme of ‘Business and the Kingdom’. The Venerable Dr Andy Jolley is Archdeacon of Bradford. Before ordination Andy worked as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer for the Ford Motor Company and subsequently as a […]

Cal Bailey: Kingdom Business

Editor’s note. This sermon is the first by three visiting preachers in the Priory’s Lent sermon series in which we are reflecting theologically on the theme of ‘Business and the Kingdom’. Cal Bailey is a Reader at St James Woodside in Leeds. He is both a Chartered Accountant and National Engineering Scholar and is sustainability Director […]

The Rector: Redeeming our Past

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine March 2017 Redeeming our Past I fell asleep and awoke only after the pogrom was over. The sun, in all its glory, was shining on a spectacle of horror. The street was piled high with mutilated bodies. In their ripped-open homes men, women and children lay massacred, disembowelled, shrivelled. […]

The Rector: God’s eternal song of invitation

12 February 2017 10.30 Sung Eucharist Third Sunday before Lent Canon Simon Cowling Deuteronomy 30. 15-end; Matthew 5. 21-37 Some plague the people with sermons that are too long; for the faculty of listening is a tender thing, and soon becomes weary and satiated. Well that is what Martin Luther had to say about preachers […]

The Rector: Praying is Believing

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine February 2017 Praying is Believing Last month the Provost of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow invited a muslim student to recite part of the Qur’an that tells of the birth of Jesus from the perspective of Islam. This recitation was given during a Eucharist for the Feast of […]