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28th october, 2018

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

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14th October, 2018

In the passage from Job today, we find Job sitting among ashes, in total misery. He is looking for God

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7th October, 2018

On 12 December 1841, two weeks before he departed England to take up his work as Bishop of New Zealand

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30th September, 2018

A few weeks ago I joined members of our local synagogue for their Friday night prayers as they began their

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9th September, 2018

As I reflect on today’s gospel for me it’s about the inclusiveness of God. I want to make it clear that

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23rd September, 2018

Last Saturday, as a party of parishioners spring cleaned our Church and grounds, an ecstasy of tui – yes

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2nd September, 2018

As you can probably tell from my phenomenal physique I’ve never been any kind of sportsperson. When I

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19th August, 2018

In my childhood there were only two sorts of bread – brown and white. It came, delivered by horse and

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26th August 2018

“Over the last few weeks I’ve been exploring something of a rabbit hole. As I’ve mentioned before I have a

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12th August, 2018

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says I am the living bread, then later I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to

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5th August, 2018

“I heard there was a secret chord, that David played and it pleased the Lord…” – Leonard Cohen Now there

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29th July, 2018

Following the service this morning we will be heading up to the hall for the launch of Graeme McCormick’s

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15th July, 2018

Where is the hope of Jesus in today’s gospel? Where is the good news of Jesus that we are called to

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8th July, 2018

Sermon 8 July 2018 (15:24) Download the MP3
Date: July 29, 2018, By: Reverend Richard Bonifant.

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1st July, 2018

Sermons In October this year the Roman Catholic church will canonise a man named Oscar Romero, which

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24th June, 2018

Two people watched the same sunset. One said: “At times like this I am afraid. The sky is so vast, the sea so

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17th June, 2018

A strength and a curse of the Bible is that it is open to interpretation. It is a strength in that passages

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10th June, 2018

One of the major biblical themes is the theme of justice. It is a theme that is explored throughout

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15th April, 2018

I was recently speaking with a colleague about different interpretations of the resurrection narratives.

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4th March, 2018

In today’s gospel we encounter the dramatic scene of Jesus in the temple, driving out the sheep and

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25th February, 2018

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

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18th February, 2018

Well, we’re finally back into the swing of things after a long, hot and fairly damp summer break. I hope

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14th January, 2018

The Gospel of John is an altogether different gospel. The stories, the characters, the language, metaphors

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24th December, 2017

One of my mentors, Jenny Harrison, once told me a story. She told me of the church she grew up in.

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3rd December, 2017

We are now three doors into this year’s advent calendar! At the vicarage we have now uncovered a

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29th October, 2017

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

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22nd October, 2017

In just over a week’s time we will pass the 79th anniversary of possibly the most famous radio

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15th October, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, you are all aware that a repulsive murderer has himself been repulsively, and

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8th October, 2017

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

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24th September, 2017

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been moonlighting as a guest lecturer at Trinity Methodist College.

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3rd September, 2017

I’ve recently been reading a book called Creative Mischief. The book came to my attention because a small

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19th September, 2017

Every time I’ve come to this or any other church to worship, I like to sit close to the front, on the

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20th 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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13th August, 2017

Two weeks ago I spoke a little about parables and how Jesus used this particular method of story

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9th July, 2017

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

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2nd July, 2017

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

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25th June, 2017

Mark Twain once said, “If you are feeling angry, count to 4. If you are very angry, swear.” Twain was well

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21st May, 2016

When Charles Darwin began his research that led to his famous publication, On the Origin of Species

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12th March, 2017

In this morning’s Gospel, we learn that Nicodemus is a very brave man. He senses revolution is in

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19th February, 2017

Alexandre Dumas is arguably the most widely read French author of all time. Some of his most popular

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5th February, 2017

“In the beginning we were all immigrants to these islands, our ancestors boat people who arrived

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22nd January, 2017

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

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