Monthly Archives: July 2011

Dipping a toe into the world of trust

Proper 14a – Sunday 7th August 2011 Matthew 14: 22-33 Have you seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 yet? I must admit I haven’t caught this latest instalment in the Harry Potter Franchise. This is because I’ve … Continue reading

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A lonely place

Proper 13a – Sunday 31st July 2011 Matthew 14: 13-21 When Jesus heard the news about John, he left there in a boat and went to a lonely place by himself. A lonely place. I’ve been racking my brains all … Continue reading

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Bagel, Ciabatta or Roll?

Proper 12a – Sunday 24th July 2011 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 When I was in the final year of my University studies, and the shadow of a dissertation loomed large over me, there was only one placed that I went to … Continue reading

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News of the Weeds

Proper 11a – Sunday 17th July 2011 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Who do you blame? The News of the World? Or yourself? Well, after all, if we didn’t have such a voracious appetite for gossip, tittle-tattle and cocking a snook at … Continue reading

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The Garden of Eden (Oldham branch)

Proper 10a – Sunday 10th July 2011 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 I’m not sure what the Garden of Eden looked like, but for the past two weeks every time I’ve drawn the curtains in the morning I’m sure I’ve been looking … Continue reading

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