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22nd November 2020Christ the King / The Reign of Christ |34|Revd Martin JohnsonControl
15th November 2020Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost |33|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellDe-Toxifying God: Re-Reading the Parable of the Talents audio
8th November 2020Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost |32|Revd Martin JohnsonLest We Forget
1st November 2020All SaintsRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellAll Saints, and just in time. . .  audio
25th October 2020Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost |30|Revd Martin JohnsonHoliness
18th October 2020St Luke's DayRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellSt Luke: There is balm in Gilead, there is a physician there audio
11th October 2020Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost |28|Revd Martin JohnsonThe Wedding Garment
4th October 2020St Francis's DayRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellRecapturing St Francis’ Form of Life audio
20th September 2020Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |25|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellBeyond Christian Values audio
13th September 2020Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost |24|Revd Martin JohnsonEcclesia and Authority
6th September 2020Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost |23|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellUnder Authority audio
30th August 2020Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost |22|Revd Martin JohnsonOn 'Spiritual not Religious'
23rd August 2020Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost |21|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellThe Church: Admirers of Jesus or Members of Christ? audio
9th August 2020Tenth Sunday after Pentecost |19|Revd Martin JohnsonValues and Faith
2nd August 2020Ninth Sunday after Pentecost |18|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellThe Detox of our Nuremberged Imaginations audio
26th July 2020Eighth Sunday after Pentecost |17|Revd Martin JohnsonThe Antidote to Indifference
19th July 2020Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |16|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellMistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful audio
12th July 2020Sixth Sunday after Pentecost |15|Revd Martin JohnsonSowing in Tears
5th July 2020Fifth Sunday after Pentecost |14|Revd Canon Prof Scott Cowdell“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me . . ." audio
28th June 2020Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |13|Revd Martin JohnsonReimagining the world
21st June 2020Third Sunday after Pentecost |12|Revd Martin JohnsonCaring and Relationships
7th June 2020Trinity SundayRevd Martin JohnsonTrinity and Worshipping Community
31st May 2020Day of PentecostRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellPentecost: Riding the Big Red Tricycle audio
17th May 2020Sixth Sunday of EasterRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellEaster Means Liberation audio
10th May 2020Fifth Sunday of EasterRevd Jeannette McHughDo not let your hearts be troubled
26th April 2020Third Sunday of EasterRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellGrown-up Resurrection Faith audio
19th April 2020Second Sunday of EasterRevd Martin JohnsonMy Lord and My God
12th April 2020Easter DayRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellThe Resurrection is a Game Changer audio
5th April 2020Palm Sunday or Passion SundayRevd Martin JohnsonEngaging With Reality
29th March 2020Fifth Sunday in LentRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellI am the Resurrection and the Life audio
15th March 2020Third Sunday in LentRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellIs the Lord among us or not? audio
8th March 2020Second Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonCultivating the Land of Promise
1st March 2020First Sunday in LentRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellNot Failing in the Wilderness audio
23rd February 2020TransfigurationRevd Martin JohnsonChristian Identity
16th February 2020Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany |06|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellChristian Moral Imagination audio
9th February 2020Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany |05|Revd Martin JohnsonOur Calling
26th January 2020Third Sunday after the Epiphany |03|Revd Martin JohnsonChurch Unity
19th January 2020Second Sunday after the Epiphany |02|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellOur Epiphany audio
12th January 2020Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Martin JohnsonChaos, and Hope
29th December 2019First Sunday after ChristmasRevd Martin JohnsonLiving Christmas Unreservedly
24th December 2019Christmas Eve MidnightRevd Martin JohnsonHope Subverting Politics
22nd December 2019Fourth Sunday of AdventRevd Martin JohnsonRenewal
15th December 2019Third Sunday of AdventRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellNo Season for Hard Men
26th November 2017Christ the King / The Reign of Christ |34|Revd Martin JohnsonChrist the King, names and Taryn's Baptism
19th November 2017Twenty fourth Sunday after Pentecost |33|Revd Martin JohnsonInvesting in Relationships
12th November 2017Twenty third Sunday after Pentecost |32|Revd Martin JohnsonAttend!
5th November 2017Twenty second Sunday after Pentecost |31|Revd Martin JohnsonBelieving, trusting, doing
4th November 2017All SaintsRevd Martin JohnsonAll Saints 2017
29th October 2017Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost |30|Revd Martin JohnsonA Twitch upon the Thread
22nd October 2017Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |29|Revd Martin JohnsonConform or Reform?
8th October 2017Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost |27|Revd Jeannette McHughIn Perpetual Spring
1st October 2017Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost |26|Revd Martin JohnsonVulnerability
24th September 2017Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |25|Revd Martin JohnsonEquality of Treatment ...
17th September 2017Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost |24|Revd Martin JohnsonForgiveness
10th September 2017Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost |23|Revd Martin JohnsonTo preserve the rights of others
3rd September 2017Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost |22|Revd Martin JohnsonRedefinition
27th August 2017Twelth Sunday after Pentecost |21|Revd Martin JohnsonEntering in
20th August 2017Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost |20|Revd Martin JohnsonConscience
13th August 2017Tenth Sunday after Pentecost |19|Revd Martin JohnsonWho do you say that I am?
6th August 2017Ninth Sunday after Pentecost |18|Revd Martin JohnsonAll are fed
30th July 2017Eighth Sunday after Pentecost |17|Revd Martin JohnsonFamily membership open to all
23rd July 2017Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |16|Revd Martin JohnsonThe Kingdom of Heaven and the Groan of Salvation
16th July 2017Sixth Sunday after Pentecost |15|Revd Martin JohnsonIs religion the cause of warfare?
9th July 2017Fifth Sunday after Pentecost |14|Revd Martin JohnsonWisdom
2nd July 2017Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |13|Revd Martin JohnsonA free life of obedience
2nd July 2017Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Family Eucharist |13|Revd Martin JohnsonChildren's talk: God's family
25th June 2017Third Sunday after Pentecost |12|Revd Martin JohnsonControl the tiger and live
11th June 2017Trinity SundayRevd Martin JohnsonThe strong name of the Trinity
4th June 2017Day of PentecostRevd Martin JohnsonPentecost is the future
28th May 2017Ascension DayRevd Martin JohnsonThe Ascension of Christ
21st May 2017Sixth Sunday of EasterRevd Martin JohnsonRitual, moral, intellectual
14th May 2017Fifth Sunday of EasterRevd Martin JohnsonFifth Sunday of Easter 2017
30th April 2017Third Sunday of EasterRevd Martin JohnsonThird Sunday of Easter 2017
23rd April 2017Second Sunday of EasterRevd Martin JohnsonSecond Sunday of Easter 2017
16th April 2017Easter DayRevd Martin JohnsonSecond Sunday of Easter017
15th April 2017Easter VigilRevd Martin JohnsonEaster Vigil 2017
9th April 2017Palm Sunday or Passion SundayRevd Martin JohnsonPassion Sunday 2017
2nd April 2017Fifth Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonFifth Sunday in Lent 2017
26th March 2017Fourth Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonFourth Sunday in Lent 2017
19th March 2017Third Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonThird Sunday in Lent 2017
12th March 2017Second Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonSecond Sunday in Lent 2017
5th March 2017First Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonFirst Sunday in Lent 2017
26th February 2017TransfigurationRevd Martin JohnsonTransfiguration 2017
19th February 2017Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany |07|Revd Martin JohnsonSeventh Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
12th February 2017Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany |06|Revd Martin JohnsonSixth Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
5th February 2017Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany |05|Revd Martin JohnsonFifth Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
29th January 2017Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany |04|Revd Martin JohnsonFourth Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
22nd January 2017Third Sunday after the Epiphany |03|Revd Martin JohnsonThird Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
15th January 2017Second Sunday after the Epiphany |02|Revd Martin JohnsonSecond Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
8th January 2017Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Martin JohnsonThe Baptism of Jesus
24th December 2016Christmas Eve MidnightRevd Martin JohnsonChristmas Midnight 2016
18th December 2016Fourth Sunday of AdventRevd Martin JohnsonIn Emmanuel … everything!
11th December 2016Third Sunday of AdventRevd Martin JohnsonThe journey toward justice: joy awaits!
4th December 2016Second Sunday of AdventRevd Dr Colin DundonThe King returns
27th November 2016First Sunday of AdventRevd Dr Colin DundonThe Hour That No-one Knows
23rd November 2014Christ the King / The Reign of Christ |34|Dr David NevilleReal presence and the hope of judgement
16th November 2014Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost |33|Revd Sonia NevilleTaking responsbility
26th October 2014Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |30|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellA Holiness worth having
28th September 2014Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |26|Revd Rebecca NewlandGod is a God of Abundance
24th August 2014Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost |21|Revd Rebecca NewlandYou are Peter
10th August 2014Ninth Sunday after Pentecost |19|Revd Rebecca NewlandLamentation Sunday
27th July 2014Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |17|Revd Rebecca NewlandNothing can separate us from God's love
20th July 2014Sixth Sunday after Pentecost |16|Revd Rebecca NewlandThe grace of doing nothing
13th July 2014Fifth Sunday after Pentecost |15|Revd Rebecca NewlandThe Sower
6th July 2014Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |14|Revd Andrea de Vaal HorciuPsalms of Praise
22nd June 2014Second Sunday after Pentecost |12|Revd Rebecca NewlandJesus' subversive message
15th June 2014Trinity SundayRevd Rebecca NewlandKnowledge and love of the triune God
8th June 2014Day of PentecostBrian McKinlayPeace and power
18th May 2014Fifth Sunday of EasterRevd Rebecca NewlandThe way of Jesus
11th May 2014Fourth Sunday of EasterRevd Canon Dr Scott Cowdell'I am the Gate', but what sort of gate?
4th May 2014Third Sunday of EasterRevd Canon Dr Scott CowdellThe Road to Emmaus and back
27th April 2014Second Sunday of EasterRevd Canon Dr Scott CowdellDoubt and faith
20th April 2014Easter DayRevd Rebecca NewlandHe is risen indeed! Alleluiah!
6th April 2014Fifth Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandOut of the depths … Lenten series on prayer; 5
30th March 2014Fourth Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandShine as a light in the world … Lenten series on prayer; 4
23rd March 2014Third Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandGet close to Jesus and discover the truth … Lenten series on prayer; 3
16th March 2014Second Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandWhen you pray let go and start from nowhere … Lenten series on prayer; 2
9th March 2014First Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandThe first prayer: O Lord have mercy … Lenten series on prayer; 1
2nd March 2014TransfigurationRevd Rebecca NewlandThis is my Son, the Beloved
16th February 2014Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany |06|Revd Linda Anchell"But I say to you …"
9th February 2014Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany |05|Revd Canon Dr Scott CowdellThe Gospel, not religion
19th January 2014Second Sunday after the Epiphany |02|Revd Rebecca NewlandJesus invites us into a relationship where he becomes known
12th January 2014Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Rebecca NewlandJustice in service
29th December 2013First Sunday after ChristmasRevd Canon Dr Scott CowdellGod among us
22nd December 2013Fourth Sunday of AdventRevd Linda AnchellShattered
8th December 2013Second Sunday of AdventBrian McKinlayHearing the prophet
20 November 2011Christ the King / The Reign of Christ |34|Revd Rebecca NewlandChrist the King / The Reign of Christ& Ability
13 November 2011Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost |33|Revd Rebecca NewlandDeborah and Rael
30 October 2011Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |31|Ven Dr Sarah MacneilDo we show people what God is like?
9 October 2011Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost |28|Revd Steve ClarkeCreation anxiety and the Sabbath voice of Jesus
2 October 2011Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |27|Revd Rebecca NewlandIn a world of violence Jesus is the unexpected cornerstone
25 September 2011Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost |26|Revd Rebecca NewlandMission: Romans 12
18 September 2011Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost |25|Revd Rebecca NewlandMission: Romans 10
21 August 2011 8amTenth Sunday after Pentecost |21|Revd Rebecca NewlandA new name
21 August 2011 10amTenth Sunday after Pentecost |21|Rt Revd Trevor EdwardsAcknowledge Christ, worship Christ
14 August 2011Ninth Sunday after Pentecost |20|Revd Steve ClarkeThe Prophet Mary
31 July 2011Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |18|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonGive them something to eat yourselves.
17 July 2011Fifth Sunday after Pentecost |16|Revd Rebecca NewlandBe patient gardeners
10 July 2011Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |15|Revd Rebecca NewlandNurture the seed
3 July 2011Third Sunday after Pentecost |14|Revd Rebecca NewlandSurrender to the yolk
26 June 2011Second Sunday after Pentecost |13|Revd Linda AnchellAkedah: the Binding of Isaac and story
19 June 2011Trinity SundayRevd Rebecca NewlandA wondrous doctrine
5 June 2011Seventh Sunday of Easter |10|Revd Rebecca NewlandPentecost
22 May 2011Fifth Sunday of EasterChris CheahThe Journey and the destination
15 May 2011Fourth Sunday of EasterRevd Linda AnchellGood Shepherd Sunday
1 May 2011Second Sunday of EasterRevd Rebecca NewlandHe is Risen indeed! Alleluia!
24 April 2011Easter DayRevd Rebecca NewlandJesus Christ is risen! Easter
10 April 2011Fifth Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandWho is Christ for you?
3 April 2011Fourth Sunday in LentBrian McKinlayHealing and the work of God
27 March 2011Third Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandGo to the well
20 March 2011Second Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandStart from nowhere
13 March 2011First Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandA relationship fractured by disobedience
20 February 2011Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany |06|Revd Rebecca NewlandGet out of the way
13 February 2011Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany |05|Revd Rebecca NewlandIt's about the relationship
6 February 2011Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany |04|Revd Rebecca NewlandCourage and Continuity
30 January 2011Third Sunday after the Epiphany |03|Revd Rebecca NewlandThe Manifesto of the King
9 January 2011Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Rebecca NewlandOur identity is in Christ Jesus
19 December 2010Fourth Sunday of AdventRevd Rebecca NewlandThe Music of God
12 December 2010Third Sunday of AdventRevd Rebecca NewlandHe comes to us where we are
5 December 2010Second Sunday of AdventRevd Rebecca NewlandGod's judgement shines a light
28 November 2010First Sunday of AdventRevd Rebecca NewlandFrom darkness to light
9 November 2008Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost |32|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonExpectations! Being ready!
2 November 2008All SaintsRevd Dr Ray WilliamsonA community of faith and commitment
19 October 2008Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost |29|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonLife that transcends death
12 October 2008Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost |28|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonWe're invited to a feast
5 October 2008Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost |27|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonThe fruitless vineyard
28 September 2008Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |26|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonJesus' response to his critics
7 September 2008Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost |23|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonA merciful, inclusive community
27 July 2008Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost |17|Revd Linda AnchellTreasure
20 July 2008Tenth Sunday after Pentecost |16|Brian McKinlayFear not
22 June 2008Sixth Sunday after Pentecost |12|Connie GerrityContradiction and opposition
8 June 2008Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |10|Revd Rob LamertonGod's openness to all people
1 June 2008Third Sunday after Pentecost |09|Revd Rob LamertonPrayer demands action
18 May 2008Trinity SundayChris CheahIcons and the Hospitality of Abraham
11 May 2008Day of PentecostBrian McKinlayWhat says The Spirit?
27 April 2008Ascension DayRevd Rob LamertonAscension
30 March 2008Second Sunday of EasterRevd Rob LamertonIs the glass half full or half empty?
23 March 2008Easter DayRevd Rob LamertonEaster
2 March 2008Fourth Sunday in LentChris CheahLearning to see
24 February 2008Third Sunday in LentRevd Doug BannermanThe woman at the well
17 February 2008Second Sunday in LentRevd Rob LamertonHome Groups
10 February 2008First Sunday in LentRevd Rob LamertonTemptations
3 February 2008TransfigurationRevd Rob LamertonSeeing each other in a new light
27 January 2008Third Sunday after the Epiphany |03|Revd Ian ChaplinLight
20 January 2008Second Sunday after the Epiphany |02|Revd Jeannette McHughWrestle with questions of faith
13 January 2008Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Rob LamertonThe Baptism of Jesus
30 December 2007First Sunday after ChristmasRevd Rob LamertonJesus, Lord and King from his birth
23 December 2007Fourth Sunday of AdventChris CheahJoseph's Kairos Encounter
16 December 2007Third Sunday of AdventSarah GowtyMary's joy
9 December 2007Second Sunday of AdventRevd Rob LamertonPrepare the Way
2 December 2007First Sunday of AdventRevd Rob LamertonAdvent
20 November 2005Christ the King / The Reign of Christ |34|Revd Rob LamertonChrist's rulership
13 November 2005Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost |33|Revd Rebecca NewlandUse your gifts without fear
6 November 2005Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost |32|Brian McKinlayGunpowder, treason and plot
6 November 2005Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost |32|Revd Rob LamertonThe bridegroom comes
30 October 2005All SaintsRevd Rob LamertonWhat I'm looking for
23 October 2005Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost |30|Revd Rob LamertonWhat do you think of the Messiah?
9 October 2005Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost |28|Revd Rob LamertonThe wedding banquet
2 October 2005Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |27|Brian McKinlayThe power of greeting
2 October 2005Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |27|Revd Rob LamertonThe fruit of the vineyard
25 September 2005Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost |26|Stephen PalethorpeChristians, water and petrol
11 September 2005Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost |24|Revd Doug BannermanForgiveness
4 September 2005Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |23|Brian McKinlayGod's love poem
4 September 2005Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |23|Revd Rob LamertonRelationships in the community of faith
28 August 2005Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost |22|Warwick BrainThe Bible Society
21 August 2005Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost |21|Chris CheahWho do you say that I am?
7 August 2005Twelth Sunday after Pentecost |19|Brian McKinlayPrayer for healing
7 August 2005Twelth Sunday after Pentecost |19|Revd Rob LamertonWe either try too hard, or we sit in the boat
31 July 2005Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost |18|Revd Rob LamertonYou give them something to eat!
24 July 2005Tenth Sunday after Pentecost |17|Revd Rob LamertonDrought
17 July 2005Ninth Sunday after Pentecost |16|Revd Rob LamertonWheat and weeds growing together
10 July 2005Eighth Sunday after Pentecost |15|Revd Rob LamertonWords, words, words!
3 July 2005Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |14|Brian McKinlayFreedom and the pillar of fire
3 July 2005Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |14|Revd Rob LamertonJesus carries the burden
26 June 2005Sixth Sunday after Pentecost |13|Revd Rob LamertonWhat goes around comes around
19 June 2005Fifth Sunday after Pentecost |12|Revd Rob LamertonLetting go
12 June 2005Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |11|Revd Rob LamertonHard graft
5 June 2005Third Sunday after Pentecost |10|Brian McKinlayConfidence in Christ
5 June 2005Third Sunday after Pentecost |10|Revd Rob LamertonAbram's journey
29 May 2005Second Sunday after Pentecost |09|Chris CheahRefuges and Foundations
22 May 2005Trinity SundayVen. Ian MarshallThe Trinity
15 May 2005Day of PentecostRevd Rob LamertonThe mission of the church and the ministry of the people
8 May 2005Ascension DayRevd Rob LamertonThe Kingdom of Heaven - resurrection and ascension
24 April 2005Fifth Sunday of EasterRevd Rob LamertonThe Risen Christ in the midst of the world
17 April 2005Fourth Sunday of EasterRevd Rob LamertonJesus, the gate for the sheep
10 April 2005Third Sunday of EasterRevd Rob LamertonEmmaus
3 April 2005Second Sunday of EasterRevd Rob LamertonWe have seen the Lord!
27 March 2005Easter DayRevd Rob LamertonBelieve, share, rejoice, worship
20 March 2005Palm Sunday or Passion SundayRevd Linda AnchellHe did not answer
13 March 2005Fifth Sunday in LentRevd Rob LamertonAs good as dead, but alive!
27 February 2005Third Sunday in LentRevd Rob LamertonHardness of heart
20 February 2005Second Sunday in LentSarah GowtyConfidence in Christ
13 February 2005First Sunday in LentChris CheahDesert walking
6 February 2005TransfigurationRevd Rob LamertonFace to face with Jesus
30 January 2005Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany |04|Revd Rob LamertonOur poverty
23 January 2005Third Sunday after the Epiphany |03|Revd Rob LamertonThe Light for the Nations
16 January 2005Second Sunday after the Epiphany |02|Chris CheahWhat are you looking for?
9 January 2005Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Ian ChaplinA voice from heaven
12 December 2004Third Sunday of AdventChris CheahA flower in the desert
5 December 2004Second Sunday of AdventRevd Linda AnchellThe tasks before us
28 November 2004First Sunday of AdventRevd Rob LamertonReadiness for new beginnings
22nd November 2020Christ the King / The Reign of Christ |34|Revd Martin JohnsonControl
15th November 2020Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost |33|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellDe-Toxifying God: Re-Reading the Parable of the Talents audio
8th November 2020Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost |32|Revd Martin JohnsonLest We Forget
1st November 2020All SaintsRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellAll Saints, and just in time. . .  audio
25th October 2020Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost |30|Revd Martin JohnsonHoliness
18th October 2020St Luke's DayRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellSt Luke: There is balm in Gilead, there is a physician there audio
11th October 2020Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost |28|Revd Martin JohnsonThe Wedding Garment
4th October 2020St Francis's DayRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellRecapturing St Francis’ Form of Life audio
20th September 2020Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |25|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellBeyond Christian Values audio
13th September 2020Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost |24|Revd Martin JohnsonEcclesia and Authority
6th September 2020Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost |23|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellUnder Authority audio
30th August 2020Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost |22|Revd Martin JohnsonOn 'Spiritual not Religious'
23rd August 2020Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost |21|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellThe Church: Admirers of Jesus or Members of Christ? audio
9th August 2020Tenth Sunday after Pentecost |19|Revd Martin JohnsonValues and Faith
2nd August 2020Ninth Sunday after Pentecost |18|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellThe Detox of our Nuremberged Imaginations audio
26th July 2020Eighth Sunday after Pentecost |17|Revd Martin JohnsonThe Antidote to Indifference
19th July 2020Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |16|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellMistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful audio
12th July 2020Sixth Sunday after Pentecost |15|Revd Martin JohnsonSowing in Tears
5th July 2020Fifth Sunday after Pentecost |14|Revd Canon Prof Scott Cowdell“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me . . ." audio
28th June 2020Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |13|Revd Martin JohnsonReimagining the world
21st June 2020Third Sunday after Pentecost |12|Revd Martin JohnsonCaring and Relationships
7th June 2020Trinity SundayRevd Martin JohnsonTrinity and Worshipping Community
31st May 2020Day of PentecostRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellPentecost: Riding the Big Red Tricycle audio
17th May 2020Sixth Sunday of EasterRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellEaster Means Liberation audio
10th May 2020Fifth Sunday of EasterRevd Jeannette McHughDo not let your hearts be troubled
26th April 2020Third Sunday of EasterRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellGrown-up Resurrection Faith audio
19th April 2020Second Sunday of EasterRevd Martin JohnsonMy Lord and My God
12th April 2020Easter DayRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellThe Resurrection is a Game Changer audio
5th April 2020Palm Sunday or Passion SundayRevd Martin JohnsonEngaging With Reality
29th March 2020Fifth Sunday in LentRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellI am the Resurrection and the Life audio
15th March 2020Third Sunday in LentRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellIs the Lord among us or not? audio
8th March 2020Second Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonCultivating the Land of Promise
1st March 2020First Sunday in LentRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellNot Failing in the Wilderness audio
23rd February 2020TransfigurationRevd Martin JohnsonChristian Identity
16th February 2020Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany |06|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellChristian Moral Imagination audio
9th February 2020Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany |05|Revd Martin JohnsonOur Calling
26th January 2020Third Sunday after the Epiphany |03|Revd Martin JohnsonChurch Unity
19th January 2020Second Sunday after the Epiphany |02|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellOur Epiphany audio
12th January 2020Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Martin JohnsonChaos, and Hope
29th December 2019First Sunday after ChristmasRevd Martin JohnsonLiving Christmas Unreservedly
24th December 2019Christmas Eve MidnightRevd Martin JohnsonHope Subverting Politics
22nd December 2019Fourth Sunday of AdventRevd Martin JohnsonRenewal
15th December 2019Third Sunday of AdventRevd Canon Prof Scott CowdellNo Season for Hard Men
26th November 2017Christ the King / The Reign of Christ |34|Revd Martin JohnsonChrist the King, names and Taryn's Baptism
19th November 2017Twenty fourth Sunday after Pentecost |33|Revd Martin JohnsonInvesting in Relationships
12th November 2017Twenty third Sunday after Pentecost |32|Revd Martin JohnsonAttend!
5th November 2017Twenty second Sunday after Pentecost |31|Revd Martin JohnsonBelieving, trusting, doing
4th November 2017All SaintsRevd Martin JohnsonAll Saints 2017
29th October 2017Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost |30|Revd Martin JohnsonA Twitch upon the Thread
22nd October 2017Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |29|Revd Martin JohnsonConform or Reform?
8th October 2017Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost |27|Revd Jeannette McHughIn Perpetual Spring
1st October 2017Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost |26|Revd Martin JohnsonVulnerability
24th September 2017Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |25|Revd Martin JohnsonEquality of Treatment ...
17th September 2017Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost |24|Revd Martin JohnsonForgiveness
10th September 2017Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost |23|Revd Martin JohnsonTo preserve the rights of others
3rd September 2017Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost |22|Revd Martin JohnsonRedefinition
27th August 2017Twelth Sunday after Pentecost |21|Revd Martin JohnsonEntering in
20th August 2017Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost |20|Revd Martin JohnsonConscience
13th August 2017Tenth Sunday after Pentecost |19|Revd Martin JohnsonWho do you say that I am?
6th August 2017Ninth Sunday after Pentecost |18|Revd Martin JohnsonAll are fed
30th July 2017Eighth Sunday after Pentecost |17|Revd Martin JohnsonFamily membership open to all
23rd July 2017Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |16|Revd Martin JohnsonThe Kingdom of Heaven and the Groan of Salvation
16th July 2017Sixth Sunday after Pentecost |15|Revd Martin JohnsonIs religion the cause of warfare?
9th July 2017Fifth Sunday after Pentecost |14|Revd Martin JohnsonWisdom
2nd July 2017Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |13|Revd Martin JohnsonA free life of obedience
2nd July 2017Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Family Eucharist |13|Revd Martin JohnsonChildren's talk: God's family
25th June 2017Third Sunday after Pentecost |12|Revd Martin JohnsonControl the tiger and live
11th June 2017Trinity SundayRevd Martin JohnsonThe strong name of the Trinity
4th June 2017Day of PentecostRevd Martin JohnsonPentecost is the future
28th May 2017Ascension DayRevd Martin JohnsonThe Ascension of Christ
21st May 2017Sixth Sunday of EasterRevd Martin JohnsonRitual, moral, intellectual
14th May 2017Fifth Sunday of EasterRevd Martin JohnsonFifth Sunday of Easter 2017
30th April 2017Third Sunday of EasterRevd Martin JohnsonThird Sunday of Easter 2017
23rd April 2017Second Sunday of EasterRevd Martin JohnsonSecond Sunday of Easter 2017
16th April 2017Easter DayRevd Martin JohnsonSecond Sunday of Easter017
15th April 2017Easter VigilRevd Martin JohnsonEaster Vigil 2017
9th April 2017Palm Sunday or Passion SundayRevd Martin JohnsonPassion Sunday 2017
2nd April 2017Fifth Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonFifth Sunday in Lent 2017
26th March 2017Fourth Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonFourth Sunday in Lent 2017
19th March 2017Third Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonThird Sunday in Lent 2017
12th March 2017Second Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonSecond Sunday in Lent 2017
5th March 2017First Sunday in LentRevd Martin JohnsonFirst Sunday in Lent 2017
26th February 2017TransfigurationRevd Martin JohnsonTransfiguration 2017
19th February 2017Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany |07|Revd Martin JohnsonSeventh Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
12th February 2017Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany |06|Revd Martin JohnsonSixth Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
5th February 2017Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany |05|Revd Martin JohnsonFifth Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
29th January 2017Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany |04|Revd Martin JohnsonFourth Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
22nd January 2017Third Sunday after the Epiphany |03|Revd Martin JohnsonThird Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
15th January 2017Second Sunday after the Epiphany |02|Revd Martin JohnsonSecond Sunday after the Epiphany 2017
8th January 2017Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Martin JohnsonThe Baptism of Jesus
24th December 2016Christmas Eve MidnightRevd Martin JohnsonChristmas Midnight 2016
18th December 2016Fourth Sunday of AdventRevd Martin JohnsonIn Emmanuel … everything!
11th December 2016Third Sunday of AdventRevd Martin JohnsonThe journey toward justice: joy awaits!
4th December 2016Second Sunday of AdventRevd Dr Colin DundonThe King returns
27th November 2016First Sunday of AdventRevd Dr Colin DundonThe Hour That No-one Knows
23rd November 2014Christ the King / The Reign of Christ |34|Dr David NevilleReal presence and the hope of judgement
16th November 2014Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost |33|Revd Sonia NevilleTaking responsbility
26th October 2014Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |30|Revd Canon Prof Scott CowdellA Holiness worth having
28th September 2014Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |26|Revd Rebecca NewlandGod is a God of Abundance
24th August 2014Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost |21|Revd Rebecca NewlandYou are Peter
10th August 2014Ninth Sunday after Pentecost |19|Revd Rebecca NewlandLamentation Sunday
27th July 2014Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |17|Revd Rebecca NewlandNothing can separate us from God's love
20th July 2014Sixth Sunday after Pentecost |16|Revd Rebecca NewlandThe grace of doing nothing
13th July 2014Fifth Sunday after Pentecost |15|Revd Rebecca NewlandThe Sower
6th July 2014Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |14|Revd Andrea de Vaal HorciuPsalms of Praise
22nd June 2014Second Sunday after Pentecost |12|Revd Rebecca NewlandJesus' subversive message
15th June 2014Trinity SundayRevd Rebecca NewlandKnowledge and love of the triune God
8th June 2014Day of PentecostBrian McKinlayPeace and power
18th May 2014Fifth Sunday of EasterRevd Rebecca NewlandThe way of Jesus
11th May 2014Fourth Sunday of EasterRevd Canon Dr Scott Cowdell'I am the Gate', but what sort of gate?
4th May 2014Third Sunday of EasterRevd Canon Dr Scott CowdellThe Road to Emmaus and back
27th April 2014Second Sunday of EasterRevd Canon Dr Scott CowdellDoubt and faith
20th April 2014Easter DayRevd Rebecca NewlandHe is risen indeed! Alleluiah!
6th April 2014Fifth Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandOut of the depths … Lenten series on prayer; 5
30th March 2014Fourth Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandShine as a light in the world … Lenten series on prayer; 4
23rd March 2014Third Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandGet close to Jesus and discover the truth … Lenten series on prayer; 3
16th March 2014Second Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandWhen you pray let go and start from nowhere … Lenten series on prayer; 2
9th March 2014First Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandThe first prayer: O Lord have mercy … Lenten series on prayer; 1
2nd March 2014TransfigurationRevd Rebecca NewlandThis is my Son, the Beloved
16th February 2014Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany |06|Revd Linda Anchell"But I say to you …"
9th February 2014Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany |05|Revd Canon Dr Scott CowdellThe Gospel, not religion
19th January 2014Second Sunday after the Epiphany |02|Revd Rebecca NewlandJesus invites us into a relationship where he becomes known
12th January 2014Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Rebecca NewlandJustice in service
29th December 2013First Sunday after ChristmasRevd Canon Dr Scott CowdellGod among us
22nd December 2013Fourth Sunday of AdventRevd Linda AnchellShattered
8th December 2013Second Sunday of AdventBrian McKinlayHearing the prophet
20 November 2011Christ the King / The Reign of Christ |34|Revd Rebecca NewlandChrist the King / The Reign of Christ& Ability
13 November 2011Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost |33|Revd Rebecca NewlandDeborah and Rael
30 October 2011Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |31|Ven Dr Sarah MacneilDo we show people what God is like?
9 October 2011Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost |28|Revd Steve ClarkeCreation anxiety and the Sabbath voice of Jesus
2 October 2011Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |27|Revd Rebecca NewlandIn a world of violence Jesus is the unexpected cornerstone
25 September 2011Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost |26|Revd Rebecca NewlandMission: Romans 12
18 September 2011Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost |25|Revd Rebecca NewlandMission: Romans 10
21 August 2011 8amTenth Sunday after Pentecost |21|Revd Rebecca NewlandA new name
21 August 2011 10amTenth Sunday after Pentecost |21|Rt Revd Trevor EdwardsAcknowledge Christ, worship Christ
14 August 2011Ninth Sunday after Pentecost |20|Revd Steve ClarkeThe Prophet Mary
31 July 2011Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |18|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonGive them something to eat yourselves.
17 July 2011Fifth Sunday after Pentecost |16|Revd Rebecca NewlandBe patient gardeners
10 July 2011Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |15|Revd Rebecca NewlandNurture the seed
3 July 2011Third Sunday after Pentecost |14|Revd Rebecca NewlandSurrender to the yolk
26 June 2011Second Sunday after Pentecost |13|Revd Linda AnchellAkedah: the Binding of Isaac and story
19 June 2011Trinity SundayRevd Rebecca NewlandA wondrous doctrine
5 June 2011Seventh Sunday of Easter |10|Revd Rebecca NewlandPentecost
22 May 2011Fifth Sunday of EasterChris CheahThe Journey and the destination
15 May 2011Fourth Sunday of EasterRevd Linda AnchellGood Shepherd Sunday
1 May 2011Second Sunday of EasterRevd Rebecca NewlandHe is Risen indeed! Alleluia!
24 April 2011Easter DayRevd Rebecca NewlandJesus Christ is risen! Easter
10 April 2011Fifth Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandWho is Christ for you?
3 April 2011Fourth Sunday in LentBrian McKinlayHealing and the work of God
27 March 2011Third Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandGo to the well
20 March 2011Second Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandStart from nowhere
13 March 2011First Sunday in LentRevd Rebecca NewlandA relationship fractured by disobedience
20 February 2011Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany |06|Revd Rebecca NewlandGet out of the way
13 February 2011Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany |05|Revd Rebecca NewlandIt's about the relationship
6 February 2011Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany |04|Revd Rebecca NewlandCourage and Continuity
30 January 2011Third Sunday after the Epiphany |03|Revd Rebecca NewlandThe Manifesto of the King
9 January 2011Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Rebecca NewlandOur identity is in Christ Jesus
19 December 2010Fourth Sunday of AdventRevd Rebecca NewlandThe Music of God
12 December 2010Third Sunday of AdventRevd Rebecca NewlandHe comes to us where we are
5 December 2010Second Sunday of AdventRevd Rebecca NewlandGod's judgement shines a light
28 November 2010First Sunday of AdventRevd Rebecca NewlandFrom darkness to light
9 November 2008Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost |32|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonExpectations! Being ready!
2 November 2008All SaintsRevd Dr Ray WilliamsonA community of faith and commitment
19 October 2008Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost |29|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonLife that transcends death
12 October 2008Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost |28|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonWe're invited to a feast
5 October 2008Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost |27|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonThe fruitless vineyard
28 September 2008Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |26|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonJesus' response to his critics
7 September 2008Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost |23|Revd Dr Ray WilliamsonA merciful, inclusive community
27 July 2008Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost |17|Revd Linda AnchellTreasure
20 July 2008Tenth Sunday after Pentecost |16|Brian McKinlayFear not
22 June 2008Sixth Sunday after Pentecost |12|Connie GerrityContradiction and opposition
8 June 2008Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |10|Revd Rob LamertonGod's openness to all people
1 June 2008Third Sunday after Pentecost |09|Revd Rob LamertonPrayer demands action
18 May 2008Trinity SundayChris CheahIcons and the Hospitality of Abraham
11 May 2008Day of PentecostBrian McKinlayWhat says The Spirit?
27 April 2008Ascension DayRevd Rob LamertonAscension
30 March 2008Second Sunday of EasterRevd Rob LamertonIs the glass half full or half empty?
23 March 2008Easter DayRevd Rob LamertonEaster
2 March 2008Fourth Sunday in LentChris CheahLearning to see
24 February 2008Third Sunday in LentRevd Doug BannermanThe woman at the well
17 February 2008Second Sunday in LentRevd Rob LamertonHome Groups
10 February 2008First Sunday in LentRevd Rob LamertonTemptations
3 February 2008TransfigurationRevd Rob LamertonSeeing each other in a new light
27 January 2008Third Sunday after the Epiphany |03|Revd Ian ChaplinLight
20 January 2008Second Sunday after the Epiphany |02|Revd Jeannette McHughWrestle with questions of faith
13 January 2008Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Rob LamertonThe Baptism of Jesus
30 December 2007First Sunday after ChristmasRevd Rob LamertonJesus, Lord and King from his birth
23 December 2007Fourth Sunday of AdventChris CheahJoseph's Kairos Encounter
16 December 2007Third Sunday of AdventSarah GowtyMary's joy
9 December 2007Second Sunday of AdventRevd Rob LamertonPrepare the Way
2 December 2007First Sunday of AdventRevd Rob LamertonAdvent
20 November 2005Christ the King / The Reign of Christ |34|Revd Rob LamertonChrist's rulership
13 November 2005Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost |33|Revd Rebecca NewlandUse your gifts without fear
6 November 2005Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost |32|Brian McKinlayGunpowder, treason and plot
6 November 2005Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost |32|Revd Rob LamertonThe bridegroom comes
30 October 2005All SaintsRevd Rob LamertonWhat I'm looking for
23 October 2005Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost |30|Revd Rob LamertonWhat do you think of the Messiah?
9 October 2005Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost |28|Revd Rob LamertonThe wedding banquet
2 October 2005Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |27|Brian McKinlayThe power of greeting
2 October 2005Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost |27|Revd Rob LamertonThe fruit of the vineyard
25 September 2005Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost |26|Stephen PalethorpeChristians, water and petrol
11 September 2005Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost |24|Revd Doug BannermanForgiveness
4 September 2005Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |23|Brian McKinlayGod's love poem
4 September 2005Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost |23|Revd Rob LamertonRelationships in the community of faith
28 August 2005Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost |22|Warwick BrainThe Bible Society
21 August 2005Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost |21|Chris CheahWho do you say that I am?
7 August 2005Twelth Sunday after Pentecost |19|Brian McKinlayPrayer for healing
7 August 2005Twelth Sunday after Pentecost |19|Revd Rob LamertonWe either try too hard, or we sit in the boat
31 July 2005Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost |18|Revd Rob LamertonYou give them something to eat!
24 July 2005Tenth Sunday after Pentecost |17|Revd Rob LamertonDrought
17 July 2005Ninth Sunday after Pentecost |16|Revd Rob LamertonWheat and weeds growing together
10 July 2005Eighth Sunday after Pentecost |15|Revd Rob LamertonWords, words, words!
3 July 2005Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |14|Brian McKinlayFreedom and the pillar of fire
3 July 2005Seventh Sunday after Pentecost |14|Revd Rob LamertonJesus carries the burden
26 June 2005Sixth Sunday after Pentecost |13|Revd Rob LamertonWhat goes around comes around
19 June 2005Fifth Sunday after Pentecost |12|Revd Rob LamertonLetting go
12 June 2005Fourth Sunday after Pentecost |11|Revd Rob LamertonHard graft
5 June 2005Third Sunday after Pentecost |10|Brian McKinlayConfidence in Christ
5 June 2005Third Sunday after Pentecost |10|Revd Rob LamertonAbram's journey
29 May 2005Second Sunday after Pentecost |09|Chris CheahRefuges and Foundations
22 May 2005Trinity SundayVen. Ian MarshallThe Trinity
15 May 2005Day of PentecostRevd Rob LamertonThe mission of the church and the ministry of the people
8 May 2005Ascension DayRevd Rob LamertonThe Kingdom of Heaven - resurrection and ascension
24 April 2005Fifth Sunday of EasterRevd Rob LamertonThe Risen Christ in the midst of the world
17 April 2005Fourth Sunday of EasterRevd Rob LamertonJesus, the gate for the sheep
10 April 2005Third Sunday of EasterRevd Rob LamertonEmmaus
3 April 2005Second Sunday of EasterRevd Rob LamertonWe have seen the Lord!
27 March 2005Easter DayRevd Rob LamertonBelieve, share, rejoice, worship
20 March 2005Palm Sunday or Passion SundayRevd Linda AnchellHe did not answer
13 March 2005Fifth Sunday in LentRevd Rob LamertonAs good as dead, but alive!
27 February 2005Third Sunday in LentRevd Rob LamertonHardness of heart
20 February 2005Second Sunday in LentSarah GowtyConfidence in Christ
13 February 2005First Sunday in LentChris CheahDesert walking
6 February 2005TransfigurationRevd Rob LamertonFace to face with Jesus
30 January 2005Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany |04|Revd Rob LamertonOur poverty
23 January 2005Third Sunday after the Epiphany |03|Revd Rob LamertonThe Light for the Nations
16 January 2005Second Sunday after the Epiphany |02|Chris CheahWhat are you looking for?
9 January 2005Baptism of the Lord |01|Revd Ian ChaplinA voice from heaven
12 December 2004Third Sunday of AdventChris CheahA flower in the desert
5 December 2004Second Sunday of AdventRevd Linda AnchellThe tasks before us
28 November 2004First Sunday of AdventRevd Rob LamertonReadiness for new beginnings