Sermons

Nothing but five loaves and two fish

What’s your favourite story in the gospels? It’s a question I like to ask when I visit churches for informal meetings. Time and again, over the years, the story that comes to the top of the list is today’s bible reading: the feeding of…

I Will Not Leave You Orphaned

The Very Revd Prof. Martyn Percy: Dean of Christ Church, Oxford gave the following sermon during our Church at Home online service on the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 2020 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the…

The Way, the Truth and the Life

Archdeacon Jonathan gave the following sermon during the Church at Home online service on Sunday 10 May. 75 years ago this weekend the western world was celebrating Victory in Europe. This was news that signified relief, release and recovery:…

The Good Shepherd

The Venerable Judy French, Archdeacon of Dorchester, gave the following sermon during our Church at Home online service on Sunday 26 April: A Reflection for Easter 4 Acts 2:42-end; Psalm 23; John 10:1-10 Today is unofficially known as…

Celebrating despite uncertainty

Bishop Colin gave the following sermon during the Church at Home online service on Sunday 26 April Whilst there are a lot of negatives about the current lockdown, and I wouldn’t want for a moment to minimise the difficulties, whether…
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Repetition of the newness

Bishop Olivia gave the following sermon during a Church at Home online service. The Sunday after Easter is known as Low Sunday. In early Christian times it marked the end of the ceremonies surrounding the Easter baptisms, and also the…

Be bold, be strong

I love the Easter stories in the gospels. The ending is the best part of the book. I love the gentleness of Jesus in John as Mary meets him in the garden, as he breathes his Spirit into his disciples to strengthen them, as he restores Peter…
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On leadership

Bishop Colin gave the following sermon during a Church at Home live stream earlier this week. Leadership and its different styles have been very much in the media over the past few weeks. The question, ‘Who is in charge?’ when…

Palm Sunday 2020 reflection

Bishop Steven gave the following sermon during the Church at Home live stream on Palm Sunday. The picture is one of many DIYcross pictures sent in to our Facebook page. Our thanks to everyone who contributed an image. Love and prayers…