The Second Sunday before Advent

Sunday 19 November 2017

There’s two common assumptions about Christianity. One is that’s it’s a theory about how things are – how things began and how the world goes round. The other is that it’s basically a moral code.

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St Martin’s Patronal Festival

Sunday 12 November 2017

When Geoffrey Brown and colleagues established the enterprise at St Martin’s in 1987, they did it in a spirit of ‘Never waste a good crisis.’

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Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12 November 2017

My grandfather wasn’t a hero, he didn’t hate foreigners, and he wasn’t a psychopath. But on 5th October, 1915, the day after his 21st birthday, he signed up as a private in the Queen’s Westminster Rifles to fight in the First World War.

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All Souls

Sunday 5 November 2017

I was in a helicopter flying over mountain ranges in Kosovo. My father was alongside me. Also alongside were relatives from other bereaved families.

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All Saints Day

Sunday 5 November 2017

Have you ever met someone who you thought was holy or even a saint? Following this last week in British political and national life it seems hardly surprising that we have all grown a little wary of those who set themselves up as role models or representatives of virtue.

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The Last Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 29 October 2017

Four weeks after my ordination as a deacon I knocked on the door of a family who were mourning the loss of their father. This was to be the second funeral I’d ever taken.

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The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 22 October 2017

When I reflected upon todays reading I realised there are plenty of things to say about what it means to give the Emperor those things due to the Emperor. But then I suppose it depends on who at this present moment you think the Emperor is.

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St Luke / The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 15 October 2017

It is so good to be with you all this morning, especially during the ‘Just as I am’ disability conference. Today marks the start of my sabbatical and what a way to start it.

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The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 8 October 2017

The parable that Jesus tells that we hear today from Matthew’s Gospel is a hard-hitting allegory, much more so than any of his other parables.

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