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Sexuality, the Church and God’s Unconditional Love – Sermon from 17th January ’16

Sexuality, the Church and God’s Unconditional Love Looking at our readings today I began writing this sermon considering it from a certain angle. That familiar passage from Paul that can give such a wonderful perspective on the diversity of humankind … Continue reading

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How can we help refugees and asylum seekers?

A very good collation of opportunities within Sheffield to offer support, practical assistance, food and shelter to the increasing number of refugees and asylum seekers, can be found here.  It has been put together by Voluntary Action Sheffield and is … 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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Our responsibility to allow love and let go of power

“Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world that is so full of injustice and pain?”   These were the words spoken by Stephen Fry in a much publicised interview on Irish TV this week.  … Continue reading

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Cry in the Wilderness

The second week of Advent reminds us of the prophets – the voice of those crying out, “Prepare the way of the Lord!” Prophets are not the kind of people you invite to a dinner party – they’re the ones … Continue reading

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The Sacrament of Love

1. Whether Love is Destroying Marriage Several modern writers on marriage claim that marriage is being destroyed by love. That is a very strange opinion! Once marriage was a formal institution, they say, conferring rights and duties, roles and responsibilities. … Continue reading

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Behold the Lamb of God

Over the last few days I’ve watched the sad unfolding story of 3 year old Mikaeel Kular who disappeared from his home in Edinburgh on Wednesday evening… We know his name but, across the world, children whose names we’ll never … Continue reading

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Remembering what we would rather forget

According to the New Testament, there is only one occasion when Jesus asks, indeed commands, to be remembered.  No doubt, like any good teacher, especially within an oral culture where little was written down, Jesus will have used memorable phrases … Continue reading

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What are churches for?

To my mind, this morning’s Gospel passage, lifted from the so-called ‘high-priestly prayer’ attributed to Jesus, which runs the full length of John chapter 17, is one of the most intriguing, incomprehensible and infuriating passages of scripture.  It is intriguing … Continue reading

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The God of Heaven is Present on Earth

In the name of God, to whom we owe our lives with whom we live our lives and through whom our lives are fulfilled.  Amen Over the last few months I’ve been on a course at Whirlow Grange considering “The … Continue reading

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