Humility – a sermon for Maundy Thursday by John Hayton

Apr. 30, 2019 by

Set in the south wall at St Mary’s / Childwick / is a small glass-fronted case containing a set of Maundy money.  I shall say no more about it because you can see for yourself next time you are up

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,

It’s all about the cross: sermon by Kenneth Padley

Apr. 7, 2019 by

Lent 5 2019: Philippians 3.4-14; John 12.1-8 It’s all about the cross. The suffering and death of Jesus is the obvious theme of this season of Passiontide. Not everyone gets this. There was a notorious case five years ago when

The existence and nature of God

Feb. 24, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley on Revelation 4 and Luke 8.22-25 St Michael St Albans 24th February 2019 What on earth are we to make of the whacky passage which we have just heard from Revelation chapter 4?! The book Revelation

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,

Education Sunday – address in St Michael’s on 27th January 2019 by Caroline Godden, Adult Learning Officer, St Albans Cathedral

Jan. 29, 2019 by

Education Sunday at St Michael’s Church Nehemiah 8.1-3, 5-6, 8-10 I Corinthians 12.12-31a Luke 4.14-21 Thank you all so much for having me here today, it’s a real pleasure to be here with you, to join your worship with you,

Sermon: generosity and novelty – the wedding at Cana

Jan. 21, 2019 by

Why did he do that one? Of all the many exciting things that Jesus got up to, the transformation of water into wine during the wedding at Cana is a tricky miracle to get our heads around. It is not

What is the peace of Christmas? – sermon by Kenneth Padley

Dec. 30, 2018 by

The subject of peace often emerges at this time of year, as politicians and pundits review the twelve months that have passed, and as preachers and perfectionists point to the holy baby as a sign of hope and change. Ours

Spending time with the prophets – sermon for Advent II – Charles King

Dec. 19, 2018 by

Sermon at 0930 service on the second Sunday in Advent, 9 December 2018 Reading: Luke 3:1-6 Spending time with the prophets On this second Sunday in Advent our focus is drawn towards the Prophets. Last Sunday it was the Patriarchs,

Advent Hope – Sermon by Kenneth Padley

Dec. 3, 2018 by

Sermon for Advent Sunday in St Michael’s church 2nd December 2018 Readings Jeremiah 33.14-16, I Thessalonians 3.9-13, Luke 21.25-36   Advent is the season of hope. Advent is the season of hope because it is the season of the future.