Remembrance Sunday Sermon

The Act of Remembrance I’m sure many of us know was actually begun in 1919 by King George V to recall the end of the first World War hostilities, which formally ended at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th Month in 1918, when the Peace Treaty was signed, although the war officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles on 28TH June, 1919 … More Remembrance Sunday Sermon

Elizabeth Fry

As Anglicans we don’t have any mechanism to declare people saints, so we remember a mixture of Roman Catholic saints from before the reformation alongside those from the last 500 years that have been judged worthy of appearing in the church calendar. Today is the day we remember Elizabeth Fry … More Elizabeth Fry

Faith

Faith, how would you describe the word faith if someone asked you ‘out of the blue’?
Is it something inherited, taught to us by our parents?
Is it a feeling that can’t be described or something different?
In the dictionary it’s described as … More Faith

Teach us to pray

I don’t know whether you remember the children’s story “Five Children and It”. The “it” refers to the Psammead, a sand fairy, encountered by four children and their baby brother when they are playing in a gravel pit. The Psammead promises them a wish between them every day, the effects of which will disappear at sunset. Of course, it all goes wrong … More Teach us to pray

Teamwork

At the very beginning of Jesus earthly ministry, he called twelve disciples to be with him. He sent them out to preach the gospel in pairs. Later, when St Paul was journeying throughout the known world to spread the good news, he always had at least one companion, and not just a servant to keep him safe, but another preacher who would work alongside him. The message is clear – ministry is not a solo occupation … More Teamwork