How is Creation significant?

Feb. 18, 2020 by

Sermon by Dr Mike Ford 16th February 2020 This morning we have heard three Bible readings (the whole chapter 1 of Genesis, Romans 8:15-25 and Matthew 6:25-34)  They all mention creation in one way and another.  What I want to

Life in all its fullness

Feb. 11, 2020 by

Address by Mrs Alison Rafferty, Headteacher of St Michael’s Primary School, about the Church of England’s approach to schooling and the ethos of her school; St Michael’s church 9th February 2020 I wonder what your primary school days were like.

God become meat

Dec. 28, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley for Midnight Mass 2019 Hebrews 1.1-12; John 1.1-14 As the clock ticks towards midnight, may I take this opportunity to thank you for your many seasonal greetings and kindnesses, and to wish you, your families and

Three Biblical women: Mrs Isaiah, Mary, and Naomi

Dec. 22, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Baptism of Naomi Roden 22nd December 2019 Readings: Isaiah 7.10-16, Matthew 1.18-25 Excitement has grown during the days of Advent as we have recalled those who prepared for the

The centre of the universe

Nov. 24, 2019 by

Sermon for the Feast of Christ the King and Baptism of Oliver Housley by Kenneth Padley 24th November 2019. Readings Jeremiah 23.1-6; Luke 23.33-43. The year 2019 marks the anniversaries of two major endeavours in human exploration and discovery. Most

“I’ve upped my giving – up yours!”

Nov. 17, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley for the annual Giving Campaign and launch of the Parish Giving Scheme. Friends, as we head towards the end of the Church year, and before we dive once more into the delights of Advent and Christmas,

Resurrection Hope

Nov. 3, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley All Saints Commemoration of departed loved ones 2019.11.3 Readings: Isaiah 25.6-9; Romans 8.9-11 I want to begin by really commending you for coming to this service tonight and for reflecting together on death and bereavement. I

Angels ascending and descending

Sep. 30, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley for St Michael’s Patronal Festival Communion 29th September 2019 Readings: Revelation 12.7-12 and John 1.47-51 I went to Vicar school in a place called Cuddesdon. Cuddesdon is the Church of England’s version of Hogwarts. It is

Eeyore, Education, and St Albans Cathedral Study Centre

Sep. 23, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley in St Albans Cathedral 22nd September 2019 during the Presentation of St Albans Study Centre certificates Psalm 128, Ezra 1; John 7.14-36 Faith and learning The children’s author AA Milne was an acute observer of human

God of wrath and God of mercy: is there a Jekyll and Hyde aspect to the Almighty?

Sep. 15, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley at St Michael’s church 15th September 2019 Readings: Exodus 32.7-14; I Timothy 1.12-17; Luke 15.1-10 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a dystopian tale by the nineteenth-century novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. In