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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 […]

The Venerable Paul Slater: St Luke’s tide

St Luke’s tide This weekend is St. Luke’s tide …. The feast of St. Luke being 18 October. Luke is, of course, one of the evangelists whose account, whose gospel, made it into the New Testament when the books to be included in the New Testament were settled in the fourth century.  Other gospels such […]

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 […]

The Rector: True Wealth

28 September 2014 Priory Eucharist Revd Simon Cowling 2 Corinthians 9. 6-end; Luke 12. 16-30 Reflecting on this morning’s Gospel reading, and in particular on Jesus’s thought-provoking teaching about material wealth, I am reminded of the small boy who approaches the Rector at the end of a service and says brightly: ‘I’m going to give […]

Rt Revd James Bell: A Magnificat-shaped world

07 September 2014 10.30 Priory Sung Eucharist The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Rt Revd James Bell Isaiah 61. 10-end; Luke 1. 46-55 Hymns: they can excite some pretty strong feelings! You can either love them or loathe them. At the extremes, you might fine one deeply meaningful and uplifting and another might seem […]