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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 […]

Revd Christopher Armstrong: Our Lady

17 August 201410.30 Priory Sung EucharistThe Ninth Sunday after TrinityRevd Christopher ArmstrongIsaiah 56. 1 and 6-8; Matthew 15. 21-28 Some of us may not be aware that today is the first public occasion when the statue of Mary and Jesus has appeared in this church. She, our patron, has appeared very quietly in our midst. I speak […]

The Rector: Stormy waters

10 August 2014 10.30 Priory Sung Eucharist The Eighth Sunday after Trinity Revd Simon Cowling 1 Kings 19.9-18; Matthew 14. 22-33 Last week we heard Matthew’s account of Jesus feeding the five thousand.  Our preacher, Canon Wendy Wilby, helped us to uncover some of its richness, drawing our particular attention to Jesus’s selflessness in the […]