Category Archives: Topical Sermons

Sermons on a particular topic

Looking back and Looking Up! (Easter Sermon 2019)

“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well” (Julian of Norwich) I can’t remember when I first heard those words of Lady Julian of Norwich. I think they were first read … Continue reading

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Sacrifice and Survival (Armistice Day 2018)

“[Jesus] sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money intothe treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 42A poor widow came and put intwo small copper coins, which are worth a penny. 43Then he called his … Continue reading

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Easter 2018

Happy Easter … again. When I say ‘again’, I’m not simply alluding to the fact that I’ve already given you Easter greetings today, but I mean ‘again, this year’, as this is now my 28th Easter as parish priest of … Continue reading

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A sermon for Trinity Sunday 2017

It’s Trinity Sunday, and as we are the Church of the Holy Trinity (Dulwich Hill) that makes today something like a patronal festival. It’s the closest we get, at any rate! I appreciate that it’s an odd sort of patronal … Continue reading

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Embrace the Chaos – Pentecost 2017

“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as … Continue reading

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Jesus vs. the Mother of all Bombs! (a sermon for Easter Day)

“Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised.” (Matthew 28:5-6a) I don’t know what things have been weighing on your mind over the last … Continue reading

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Easter Sermon 2013 (Luke 24:1-12)

Jesus Christ is risen today! Our triumphant Holy Day! Ha-a-a-le-lu-hal-le-lu-ul-jah! It’s nice to be triumphant every now and then, isn’t it? So much of the time we walk around feeling defeated – defeated by the powers that be, overwhelmed by … Continue reading

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Homosexuality, the New Testament and Today (Part 2)

During the last couple of weeks, I have been hearing & reading stories – stories both similar and different to my own; different because the people I’ve been listening to, or reading about, appear to be wired differently to me … Continue reading

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Homosexuality, the Old Testament and Today (Part 1)

I would like, in this and next week’s sermon, to speak about the highly fraught subject of homosexuality.  Necessarily, I will need to be selective and brief, because of the obvious time constraints, although I am somewhat helped by the … Continue reading

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