Sermon—Sunday before Lent (The Revd Anne Haselhurst)

It’s confession time again. I am rather addicted to the quiz show ‘Pointless’. My husband would probably say that I am completely addicted to it! If you ever watch it yourself, you’ll know that when the final couple reach the last round,...

Sermon—Fourth Sunday of Advent (The Revd Anne Haselhurst)

I am told that whenever the Gaelic poet Sorley Maclean met a new person, his first question was not, “What do you do? or “Where do you live? but “Who are your people?”  In the tight-knit community of the Western Isles, that might not be too...

Sermon—Seventh Sunday of Easter (The Revd Anne Haselhurst)

Today is one of those days in the Church’s year when the dominant theme of the day has to push out another possibility, for it is, on the one hand, the Seventh Sunday of Easter, and on the other, the day on which Mother Julian of Norwich might otherwise be...

Sermon—Miracle at Cana (Professor Ann Loades)

Miracle at Cana 17 January 2016 All Saints As you’ve been reminded the last few Sundays, this is the season in which the Church reflects on various manifestations of Jesus of Nazareth as divine. Suppose that around the turn of the first and second centuries of the...

Sermon—The Baptism of Our Lord (The Revd Prof. David Brown)

Luke 3: 15–17 and 21–22. Let me begin by asking you to reflect on how you might tell the story of your life. There are two principal alternatives. The first is one with which we are all familiar, not least when we fill in job applications: for example, born in...

Sermon—Food, drink, Eucharist (The Revd Prof. David Brown)

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost John 6.55-69 I wonder what pattern your behaviour later this morning commonly assumes, as lunch approaches. Perhaps a beer or gin and tonic before lunch, followed by a traditional roast, then some summer pudding or other suitable...