Sermons

Autumn 2019

Just as we see in nature the leaves turning and the summer flowers dying, so the Autumn season of sermons brings us to the close of the Church year. The final weeks of Ordinary Time bring us All Saints' and All Souls' before reaching the final few weeks before Advent, and the launch of the next cycle of seasons.

Please click on any of the dates or names below to read sermons preached during the period of Autumn 2019.

 

soundcloud icon 17 November 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Dean

The light of the world is to come. The Dean looks ahead to the coming Advent and Christmas seasons.

soundcloud icon 17 November 2019 - Choral Matins - Canon Ward [transcript]

'The Anointed One' Canon Ward considers anew the appointment of King David.

 

soundcloud icon 10 November 2019 - Requiem Eucharist - Canon Foot [transcript]

‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.’ Canon Foot considers anew our role on Remembrance Sunday.

soundcloud icon 10 November 2019 - Choral Matins - The Sub Dean [transcript]

Worship, like prayer, is an essentially pointless activity. The Sub Dean challenges us to re-think worship and prayer.

 

soundcloud icon 3 November 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Archdeacon [transcript]

Where would we be without Luke’s gospel? The Archdeacon encourages us to look with fresh eyes on the story of Zacchaeus.

soundcloud icon 3 November 2019 - Choral Matins - Canon Biggar [transcript]

‘In the Prison, the Free Man Praising’ Canon Biggar reflects on the suffering of Job.

 

soundcloud icon 2 November 2019 - Annual Service for Licensed Lay Ministers

Sermon given by Mrs Sue Simpson, LLM, Archdeaconry Advisor.

 

soundcloud icon 27 October 2019 - Said Matins with Hymns - The Dean

'Hell is full of good wishes and desires that have taken the wrong turn.' The Dean considers afresh how we might perceive the pharisees.

 

20 October 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Sub Dean [transcript]

The encounter between us and God, between created beings and the one who made us, while it will always exceed our ability to articulate or comprehend it, is also utterly real. The Sub Dean considers anew the widow’s encounter with the unjust judge and Jacob’s encounter with the angel of the Lord.

20 October 2019 - Choral Matins - The Archdeacon [transcript]

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. The Archdeacon considers anew the readings from the prophecy of Isaiah and the gospel of Luke.

 

13 October 2019 - Choral Eucharist - Canon Biggar [transcript]

‘On Taking Seriously the Faith of Feet’ Canon Biggar considers afresh the lesson of the Samaritan leper.

13 October 2019 - Choral Matins - The Revd Canon Dr Robin Gibbons, Honorary Ecumenical Canon [transcript]

'Out of shadows and phantasms into the truth' Canon Robin Gibbons reflects on the commemoration of the Canonisation of John Henry Newman.

 

soundcloud icon 6 October 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Succentor [transcript]

'O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you Violence! and you will not save?' The Succentor reflects on the words of Habakkuk.

soundcloud icon 6 October 2019 - Choral Matins - Canon Foot [transcript]

‘I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands.’ Canon Foot reflects on grief and loss in light of God's promise. Her sermon talks specifically about losses in early pregnancy and stillbirths.

 

soundcloud icon 29 September 2019 - Choral Eucharist - Dr Celia Deane-Drummond [transcript]

'Creation as Sacrament: Restoring a Broken Image’ Dr Celia Deane-Drummond preaches the fourth sermon in the Creationtide series.

soundcloud icon 29 September 2019 - Choral Matins - The Archdeacon [transcript]

God’s kingly rule in Jesus, the kingdom of God as it’s called, is eternal. The Archdeacon reflects on the reading from Acts 12.

 

soundcloud icon 22 September 2019 - Choral Eucharist - Dr Bethany Sollereder [transcript]

'How should we care for creation?’ Dr Bethany Sollereder preaches the third sermon in the Creationtide series.

soundcloud icon 22 September 2019 - Choral Matins - Canon Ward [transcript]

Have you heard the song of creation? Canon Ward reflects on the song of the redeemed.

 

soundcloud icon 15 September 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Revd Dr Tim Howles [transcript]

'The future of creation’ The Revd Dr Tim Howles preaches the second sermon in the Creationtide series.

soundcloud icon 15 September 2019 - Choral Matins - The Sub Dean [transcript]

‘A great portent appeared in heaven’ The Sub Dean reminds us of the call to look upward.

 

soundcloud icon 8 September 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Revd Margot Hodson [transcript]

'Christian discipleship at a time of environmental crisis’ The Revd Margot Hodson preaches the first sermon in the Creationtide series.

soundcloud icon 8 September 2019 - Said Matins with Hymns - Canon Biggar [transcript]

'Christianity and Human Rights' Canon Biggar reflects on our public duty as Christian citizens to offer a moral vision that is larger and more complex than simple rights-talk.

 

soundcloud icon 1 September 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Dean [transcript]

Hold fast to God and to one another, and God will keep you. The Dean reflects on the Christian calling to humility.

soundcloud icon 1 September 2019 - Said Matins with Hymns - The Dean [transcript]

'Nineveh and Laodicea' The Dean considers anew two ancient cities which were called to repentance.

 

soundcloud icon 25 August 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Diocesan Canon Precentor [transcript]

‘Swimming against the Flow’ The Diocesan Canon Precentor considers anew our mission as Christians, not to condemn the world but to live holy lives within it. 

soundcloud icon 25 August 2019 - Said Matins with Hymns - Canon Foot [transcript]

We need to be more sensitive and attuned to the presence of God away from the Church. Canon Foot encourages us to remember that God will hear us and respond to our needs wherever we may be.

 

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