The Fourth Sunday before Lent

Sunday 10 February 2019

I want you to imagine that you’re having a bad day. Not the kind of bad day where you lose your keys, leave your phone on the bus, forget to post the red-letter bill payment and spill coffee all over your clothes the moment you get to work. I mean the kind of bad day when the frailty of existence all crowds in on you

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You never know when it will bloom

Sunday 3 February 2019

Duration: 12:44
Recorded on: 03/02/2019
File Size: 11.67 MB

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Candlemas

Sunday 3 February 2019

‘Outside my house is a cactus plant / They call the century tree / Only once in a hundred years / It flowers gracefully / And you never know when it will bloom’

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Funeral Address for Anne Duffin RIP

Thursday 31 January 2019

Funeral Address for Anne Duffin by Revd Richard Carter, given on 31 January at St Michael’s Chiswick. 

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Sunday 27 January 2019

It was 1986, and I was in northern Israel. A few weeks before I’d asked my uncle where it was that my grandparents had lived when they were there in the early fifties. It was that address that I held in my hand as I wandered around Haifa one August morning.

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The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

Sunday 27 January 2019

Duration: 12:48
Recorded on: 27.01.2019
File Size: 11.73 MB

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Homelessness Sunday

Sunday 27 January 2019

Here’s a story I’m sure you know. Once when a Lion was asleep a little Mouse began running up and down upon him. This soon awakened the Lion, who placed his huge paw upon the Mouse and opened his big jaws to swallow him. ‘Pardon, O King,’ cried the little Mouse, ‘forgive me this time. I shall never forget it

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The Baptism of Christ: Second Sunday of Epiphany

Sunday 13 January 2019

I have just been reading a book called The Character of Virtue that I received for Christmas. It is a book of letters that the American theologian Stanley Hauerwas wrote to his Godson Laurence Bailey Wells. When Lawrence was born Sam Wells asked Stanley to be Lawrence’s Godfather. At that time they were living on other sides of the world.

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Epiphany Carols

Sunday 6 January 2019

I’d gone to one of the best social enterprises in the city. It was widely known. I’d used it as a customer: they did a nice line in house removals and lawn care; and were a good source of picture frames. It was a great place to take students on my ethics and social engagement course: they could accommodate a lot of students at one go, tolerate their questions, and make their community open to scrutiny and enquiry.

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