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We belong together in Christ – the fifth in the Lent Sermon Series

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Preached by the Revd Dr Gregory Clifton-Smith, using Ezekiel 37.1-14 and John 11.17-44, at Mattins and the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 6th April, The Fifth Sunday of Lent, part of the Lent Sermon Series. Within the life of the church of late, we seem to hear an awful lot about mission. Mission, it would seem, is being presented by some as […]

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True Leadership: the Way of Service

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Preached by Canon Sue Wallace, using Matthew 20.17-34, at Evensong on Sunday 6th April, The Fifth Sunday of Lent. This is the time in Lent when the mood changes and we move into Passiontide when we prepare to make our journey towards the foot of the Cross.Therefore it is particularly appropriate that our New Testament lesson begins with Jesus “going […]

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Be Born Again – the second in the Lent Sermon Series

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Preached by Canon Roland Riem, using John 3.1-17, at Mattins and the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 16th March, The Second Sunday of Lent, part of the Lent Sermon Series. To believe what you say and say what you believe – this is how the late Tony Benn defined authenticity in one of his last interviews. Authenticity has now become a hallmark […]

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With Authority

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Preached by the The Revd Prof Neil Messer, University of Winchester, using Matthew 8:1-13, at Evensong on Sunday 16th March 2014, the Second Sunday of Lent. The centurion said to Jesus, ‘I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, “Go”, and he goes, and to another, “Come”, and he comes, and to […]

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Address at the Funeral of Canon Michael

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Preached by the Right Reverend Tony Robinson, Bishop of Pontefract, at the funeral of Canon Michael St.John-Channell, Friday 14th March 2014. Nothing will  be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. We  should not be surprised to find that love occupies the central place in the Christian message. […]

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The Kingdom of God – the first in the Lent Sermon Series

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Preached by Canon Sue Wallace, using Genesis 2.15-17, 3.1-7 and Matthew 4.1-11, at Mattins and the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 9th March, The First Sunday of Lent, part of the Lent Sermon Series. When I was asked to open the Lent sermon series by giving a talk about the Kingdom of God I was both daunted and excited. Daunted by the […]

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Winchester Cathedral Stewardship Sunday 2014

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Preached by the Archdeacon of Bournemouth, The Venerable Peter Rouch, using Scripture 2 Kings 2.1-12, Matthew 17.1-9, at Mattins and Eucharist on Sunday 2nd March, Stewardship Sunday. My father in law is away on a cruise – I’ve never quite worked out what the deal is there. Most people on the boat, he tells me, never leave for […]

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The Floods

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Preached by Canon Richard Lindley, using Job 38. 1-21, at Evensong on Sunday 23rd February, the Seond Sunday before Lent. ‘Floods of biblical proportions’ has been a frequent journalistic phrase of late.  And small wonder. If you remember, how, according to the book of Genesis, God regretted creating human beings in the light of their wickedness, and caused a […]

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Creation, Futility, Hope

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Preached by the Revd Jeremy Fletcher, Vicar of Beverley Minster, using Romans 8. 18 – 25, Matthew 6. 25 – end, at the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 23rd Feburary 2014, the Second Sunday before Lent. For the last twenty years or so a good number of denominations have had Sunday Bible readings in common. Most Methodists, […]

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