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...

Sermon—St Mary Magdalene (Professor Ann Loades)

St Mary Magdalene 26 July 2015 All Saints All Saints we are – so let us remind ourselves of one of the saints from just last week-one of the most important and fascinating not just within the Christian tradition but in our wider culture. For instance, recall ‘I don’t...

Sermon—The Last of the Prophets (The Revd Dr Donald MacEwan)

Sermon preached on Sunday 12 July (Pentecost 7) Amos 7:7-15; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 The killing of John the Baptist has all the ingredients of a lurid B-movie. The exotic location, an Oriental potentate, obscure religion, sex and violence, and more than a hint...

Sermon—Trinity Sunday (Professor Ann Loades)

Sunday 30 May 2015 Depending on where and when you lived, in an earlier period of the history of the Christian church in the west at any rate, if you had turned up for a service on the Sunday after Pentecost you would have encountered some surprising differences from...