Commemoration and thanksgiving for departed loved ones

Nov. 4, 2020 by

1 November 2020, All Saints’ Day Readings: Ecclesiasticus 38:16-23; 1 Peter 1:3-7; Psalm 91 Introduction I want to start by saying thank you: thank you for coming here tonight and making time; time to pause as we reflect on death

What’s our harvest worth?

Oct. 11, 2020 by

Sermon for Harvest by Charles King, 11 October 2020 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 12:16-30 Today we celebrate harvest, and it’s been wonderful to come into church over the last few days and see the beautiful displays gradually take place. And

Sermon for Michaelmas, 20 September 2020 by Charles King

Sep. 21, 2020 by

Hebrews 12:18-24, John 1:47-51 The Michael of our parish church rejoices in various different titles throughout the Bible. Perhaps most famously we think of him as an angel – a heavenly being from God, responsible for bearing a message. And

Jesus and the Canaanite woman

Aug. 17, 2020 by

Sermon by John Hayton, Isaiah 56: 6-8; Matthew 15: 21-28. We have an appropriate sermon today for the holiday season – because it starts with Jesus on holiday like the vicar by the Mediterranean. Jesus was near the ancient city

Overwhelmed with joy

Jan. 5, 2020 by

Sermon by Charles King for Epiphany, 5 January 2020 Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 On Christmas Eve as we were preparing for the Crib Service, Kenneth and I clambered up a tall ladder to reach the top of an

Getting ahead of ourselves

Dec. 2, 2019 by

Sermon by Charles King, Advent Sunday, 1 December 2019 Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44 There are some things that preachers can say without any fear of being original in the slightest. One such thing is to join with the

Dethroning Mammon

Sep. 23, 2019 by

Sermon by Charles King, St Michael’s Church, 22nd September 2019 Readings: Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13 This morning two of our readings (Amos and Luke) focus on the right attitudes to managing our finances – whether at a

The greatest comeback story ever told: sermon by Charles King

Apr. 22, 2019 by

Easter Sunday 2019: Acts 10:34-43; Luke 24:1-12 We all love a good comeback story, don’t we? And a couple have struck me in different ways recently. Last weekend, we saw Tiger Woods winning the US Masters. An immensely talented golfer,

Putting out into deep water

Feb. 18, 2019 by

10.02.19, Fourth Sunday before Lent Putting out into deep water Luke 5:1-11 I wonder, what goes through your mind when you’re starting off something new – when putting it together; the things you need to consider? If you’re a gardener,