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Remembrance Sunday – Sermon from 8th November ’15

Remembrance Sunday. A very important day for many, and a difficult one for others. It can in itself, and perhaps ironically, bring about conflict between those who feel deeply the need to acknowledge comrades and veterans and those who fear … Continue reading

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All Souls Commemoration Service ~ Sermon from 1st November ’15 at 6pm

All Souls Commemoration, 1 November 2015 6pm In the church calendar, November 1 is set aside as All Saints Day and Nov 2 as All Souls. We remember those who have set us an example in faith and action and … Continue reading

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‘How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!’

By now I suppose everyone has heard about the installation at the Tower of London. There it stands on the banks of the Thames as a mighty witness to state power and violence over many centuries. The deep, wide moat … 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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Sermon preached at the All Souls Commemoration Service

Tomb by Ann Lewin The place of remembering: where as the work of grief is done, memory recovers its perspective. Letting the dead one go, with aching sense of loss, opens the way to finding again a rounded person, gifts … Continue reading

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Judgement

‘It is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that judgement.’ Heb 9.27 Not very long ago I watched an episode of ‘Who do you think you are?’ – it’s a programme about ancestry, which features the family tree … Continue reading

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