Sermons

Sermons

4 November 2018

None of us know the whole truth about what lies beyond death. Many of the faith traditions throu ..
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28 October 2018

It has been claimed that I am a fussy eater. This false rumour began in the family I grew up and ..
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14 October 2018

In the passage from Job today, we find Job sitting among ashes, in total misery. He is looking f ..
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7 October 2018

On 12 December 1841, two weeks before he departed England to take up his work as Bishop of New Z ..
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30 September 2018

A few weeks ago I joined members of our local synagogue for their Friday night prayers as they b ..
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23 September 2018

Last Saturday, as a party of parishioners spring cleaned our Church and grounds, an ecstasy of t ..
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16 September 2018

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9 September 2018

As I reflect on today’s gospel for me it’s about the inclusiveness of God. I want to ..
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2 September 2018

As you can probably tell from my phenomenal physique I’ve never been any kind of sportsper ..
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26 August 2018

Over the last few weeks I’ve been exploring something of a rabbit hole. As I’ve ment ..
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19 August 2018

In my childhood there were only two sorts of bread - brown and white. It came, delivered by hors ..
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12 August 2018

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says I am the living bread, then later “I am the bread o ..
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5 August 2018

“I heard there was a secret chord, that David played and it pleased the Lord…&rdquo ..
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29 July 2018

Following the service this morning we will be heading up to the hall for the launch of Graeme Mc ..
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8 July 2018

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15 July 2018

Where is the hope of Jesus in today’s gospel? Where is the good news of Jesus that we  ..
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1 July 2018

In October this year the Roman Catholic church will canonise a man named Oscar Romero, which mea ..
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24 June 2018

Two people watched the same sunset. One said: “At times like this I am afraid. The sky ..
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17 June 2018

A strength and a curse of the bible is that it is open to interpretation. It is a strength in th ..
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10 June 2018

One of the major biblical themes is the theme of justice. It is a theme that is explored through ..
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15 April 2018

I was recently speaking with a colleague about different interpretations of the resurrection nar ..
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1 April 2018 - Easter Day

In 1938 a man named Nicholas Winton was going on a skiing trip in Switzerland. His trip happened ..
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4 March 2018

In today’s gospel we encounter the dramatic scene of Jesus in the temple, driving out the  ..
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25 February 2018

On April the 4th 1968, New York senator Bobby Kennedy was on the campaign trail when he heard th ..
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18 February 2018

Well we’re finally back into the swing of things after a long, hot and fairly damp summer  ..
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14 January 2018

The Gospel of John is an altogether different gospel. The stories, the characters, the language, ..
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25 December 2017 - Midnight Mass

'A candle is a protest at midnight. It is a non-conformist. It says to the darkness, 'I beg to d ..
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25 December 2017 - Family Christmas Sermon

I love Christmas decorations. In fact I have a little bit of a problem. My problem is that each  ..
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24 December 2017

One of my mentors, Jenny Harrison, once told me a story. She told me of the church she grew up i ..
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17 December 2017

In 1959 the Australia racing driver Jack Brabham was one race away from being world champion. In ..
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3 December 2017

We are now three doors into this year’s advent calendar! At the vicarage we have now uncov ..
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November Interview Series Episode 4

During November our young people are conducting a number of interviews of members of the St A ..
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November Interview Series Episode 3

During November our young people are conducting a number of interviews of members of the St Andrew's ..
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November Interview Series Episode 2

During November our young people are conducting a number of interviews of members of the St Andr ..
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November Interview Series Episode 1

During November our young people are conducting a number of interviews of members of the St Andr ..
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29 October 2017

On Sunday the 29th of October we were lucky enough to host Archbishop Philip Freier, Bishop of M ..
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22 October 2017

In just over a week’s time we will pass the 79th anniversary of possibly the most famous r ..
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15 October 2017

“Ladies and gentlemen, you are all aware that a repulsive murderer has himself been repuls ..
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8 October 2017

Over the last few weeks we have been using our season of creation liturgy. While the season of c ..
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24 September 2017

Over the last few weeks I’ve been moonlighting as a guest lecturer at Trinity Methodist Co ..
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19 September 2017

Every time I’ve come to this or any other church to worship, I like to sit  ..
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3 September 2017

I’ve recently been reading a book called Creative Mischief. The book came to my attention ..
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20 August 2017

I have spoken before of a book I enjoy dipping into every once in a while called The Wisdom of  ..
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13 August 2017

Two weeks ago I spoke a little about parables and how Jesus used this particular method of stor ..
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9 July 2017

We have been hosting members of the youth group at the vicarage this weekend as an end of term  ..
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2 July 2017

I can remember being a seminar at university several years ago when we were having to discuss a ..
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25 June 2017

Mark Twain once said, “If you are feeling angry, count to 4. If you are very angry, swear. ..
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18 June 2017 – Corpus Christi

This particular Sunday is one of those weeks that clergy love to tie themselves up in knots abou ..
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11 June 2017 – Trinity

This last week I cast my eye over the sermons on our parish website and discovered that out of t ..
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4 June 2017 – Pentecost

One of the things we often take for granted about church communities is the intergenerational as ..
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21 May 2016

When Charles Darwin began his research that led to his famous publication, On the Origin of Spec ..
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16 April 2017 – Easter Day

One of my earliest memories of attending church was being at a good Friday service in the early  ..
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12 March 2017

In this morning’s Gospel, we learn that Nicodemus is a very brave man. He s ..
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19 February 2017

Alexandre Dumas is arguably the most widely read French author of all time. Some of his most pop ..
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12 February 2017

I’m sorry everyone, but before I begin can I ask you all to stand up again? Could you find ..
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5 February 2017

“In the beginning we were all immigrants to these islands, our ancestors boat people who a ..
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22 January 2017

One of the great joys of the post-Christmas season is finding a new calendar! We have new calend ..
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