Category Archives: Sermon

All change

Pentecost 5c – Sunday 23rd June 2013 Luke 8: 26-39 Wow. Oldham is changing. I think it was four years ago now that the trains between Oldham and Manchester ceased as preparation work began on the Metrolink Tram System extension … Continue reading

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A place of holy mystery

Pentecost 3c – Sunday 9th June 2013 Luke 7: 11-17 As Rolf Harris would say, “Can you guess what it is yet?” Top marks to all of you who said a coffin. Yes! Each one of these pictures is an … Continue reading

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Sound of the voice

Last Epiphany/Transfiguration – Sunday 10th February 2012 Luke 9: 28-36 The Transfiguration … Bit of a challenging passage … What’s it all about? … The Good News Instant reaction Bible. The Transfiguration … A very challenging passage … What’s there … Continue reading

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Grandiose architecture

Pentecost +25b – Sunday 18th November 2012 Mark 13: 1-8 I enjoyed watching the first instalment of Brazil with Michael Palin the other night. I very much enjoy his quirky style, his outright enthusiasm for every single person he encounters, … Continue reading

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The Sixty Million Dollar Question

Pentecost +20b – Sunday 14th October 2012 Mark 10: 17-31 The Conservative Party Autumn Conference begins today. Exciting stuff, I know. But just imagine how much more exciting it would be if the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, stood … Continue reading

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Keeps pulling us back

Pentecost +7b – Sunday 15th July 2012 Mark 6: 14-29 It’s been a rather sobering week. Along with many other stories to absorb it’s been sad to read about the deaths of Eric Sykes and Ernest Borgnine. Fortunately, they both … Continue reading

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A risk of faith

Pentecost +5b – Sunday 1st July 2012 Mark 5: 21-43 Are you a list person? At the start of a working week, or even at the start of a day off, or a week off, do you make a list … Continue reading

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