All Saints and All Souls

Friday 2 November 2018

I saw the making of a saint in Rome on 14 October, the Canonisation of Oscar Romero.

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The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 23 September 2018

In the first of our Autumn Lecture Series last Monday Rowan Williams spoke about what it means to encounter the other. He spoke with a simplicity that made one feel that he was articulating a truth you had always known, but I am still unpacking some of the things he said for like all real wisdom what seems at first simple has a huge resonance and depth of truth for the whole of one’s life.

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Encountering that which we do not own

Sunday 23 September 2018

Duration: 17.36
Recorded on: 23.09.2018
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Richard Carter on Encounter

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Duration: 1:45

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The Word of Eternal Life

Sunday 26 August 2018

Duration: 16:16
Recorded on: 26.08.2018
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Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 26 August 2018

I returned to St Martin’s yesterday from a holiday during which I visited in Chennai in India. Absence they say makes the heart grow fonder. There is truth in this. Yesterday I came into this church in the morning hungry not only for the quiet and beauty of this place but, disorientated and tired after my long flight and the experience I had been through

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Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 22 July 2018

On Friday I was at my mother’s house. She needs full time care now, as she has dementia and no mobility and my younger brother who cares for her like a saint is away on holiday.

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Address given at the Funeral of Sibyl Allen

Wednesday 18 July 2018

In the October November issue of the St Martin’s Review 1996 there is an article about Sibyl. The title of the article is “If in doubt ask Sibyl” That I think would be a very fitting epitaph for a woman who became a St Martin’s legend. Sibyl’s family connections with St Martin-in-the-Fields go back to 1910 when her mother Rose Saxby first began attending services here.

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The Goal

Friday 22 June 2018

It’s always a tense experience watching England play football. This year everyone has tried to play down the hype and stress the unity and youth of the team and a realistic optimism. But you can still sense the readiness for national soul searching and despair just beneath the surface should they fail.

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