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Whose Church ~ Sermon from 31st January 2016

Dealing with difference   Two weeks ago Anne Padget spoke movingly and powerfully about her distress at the decision of the meeting of Anglican primates to put the Episcopal Church of the USA on probation in particular because of their … Continue reading

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Breaking Boundaries – Sermon from 6th September ’15

Readings:  Isaiah 35.  Mark 7.   Preparing my first sermon as Vicar of St Mark’s was always going to feel rather daunting but in a week dominated by the news of so many people risking everything to try and find … Continue reading

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A Passion for Justice

‘Therefore the prudent will keep silent in such a time; for it is an evil time’ About a month ago Sue emailed me, along with the other preachers through Lent, with the suggested readings for a Lent sermon series which … Continue reading

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Just business or the grace of compassionate care?

Sat in the dentist yesterday, a young child muttered the words that parents probably have to deal with on a nearly daily basis. “It’s just not fair!!” Prompted by the fact that the dentist was running 30 minutes late, she … Continue reading

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A Theology of Food

This is the first of three sermons I hope to preach over the next few weeks on the Eucharist – its meanings and role within the life of our church community. I offer them to help us reflect both on … Continue reading

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Sheffield May Day Trek: 6 May 2013

Sheffield May Day Trek Poster

The Sheffield May Day Trek is an annual sponsored walk to raise money for Christian Aid and CAFOD. It began 30 yrs ago and with the associated night hike raises around £15,000 each year for the two charities! The money raised … Continue reading

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Divisions at the Lord’s Supper

‘Do this in remembrance of me.’ Was ever another command so obeyed? For century after century, spreading slowly to every continent and country and among every race on earth, this action has been done, in every conceivable human circumstance, for … Continue reading

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Consultation on St Mark’s engagement with Social Justice – Saturday 2 February 2013

Social Justice

People at St Mark’s have long seen a need to relate their faith to social action. Since the early 1990s, the Social Responsibility Group (SRG) has been the church’s umbrella body for activities of this kind, though SRG has not had an … Continue reading

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The Climate Kairos

On September 15 it was reported that the ice in the Arctic has retreated to the smallest extent ever recorded and scientists are now predicting that the Arctic could be free of ice in summer within 20 years which will … Continue reading

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Taking Up The Cross

I suspect that most, if not all, of us have heard of the Greenbelt Festival – the annual cultural celebration of inclusive, progressive Christianity that takes place at Cheltenham Race Course over August bank holiday weekend.  In fact, some of … Continue reading

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