Christmas Eve

Monday 24 December 2018

From an early age almost all of us have a craving for attention. A young child will sit at the top of the slide and say ‘Look at me!’ insistently before settling for the secondary pleasure of actually descending to the bottom.

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Why Has This Happened To Me?

Sunday 23 December 2018

Duration: 12:21
Recorded on: 23.12.2018
File Size: 11.32 MB

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday 23 December 2018

There’s two problems with the Christian story, from the point of view of its detractors, yet just as much in the minds of the many who do believe, but still doubt.

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The Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday 16 December 2018

Yesterday in this church we held the service for those bereaved by homicide. To prepare for this service I read a BBC report entitled London Homicides, the Victims of 2018. The report lists those killed through murder or manslaughter in the last year in London alone, and in many gives photos of those killed

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Bear Fruits Worthy of Repentance

Sunday 16 December 2018

Duration: 18:05
Recorded on: 16.12.2018
File Size: 16.58 MB

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Tearing down, raising up, at the heart, on the edge

Monday 10 December 2018

Duration: 12:51
Recorded on: 09.12.2018
File Size: 11.79 MB

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The Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday 9 December 2018

Picture a massive road building project cutting through hills and valleys to create a new straight, level road. The vision from Isaiah that John the Baptist quotes in our Gospel reading is one that seems to require bulldozers. It reads like the specification for a new motorway or by-pass. “Get the road ready … make a straight path for travel.” “Every valley must be filled up” and “every hill and mountain levelled off.” It doesn’t sound very environmentally friendly but, like the current project on the A14, may result in major archaeological finds.   

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Judge Eternal

Sunday 2 December 2018

Duration: 12:58
Recorded on: 02.12.2018
File Size: 11.81 MB

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Advent Sunday Carol Service

Sunday 2 December 2018

There’s an improvisation game that actors play, called Headteacher, which goes like this. The teacher arrives late carrying the register and a pair of glasses. He starts to quieten down the class, but when he puts his glasses on he sees not a class but the school governors. He rapidly heads to the door, but the door sticks and he struggles to open it. Eventually he escapes, but re-enters the room a short while later, taking it to be the staff room.

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