Sermons from St Mary Magdalene

Sermons going back to 2011 preached at St Mary Magdalene by The Rev'd Dr Gordon Giles, The Rev'd Maureen Lunn and others.

Are you a feeder too? Matthew 14.13-21 Are you a feeder too? Amen. Are you a feeder too? My mother was, even though money was always short there was never a time when she couldn’t feed an extra mouth or two. I...

It’s all in the metaphor. Matthew 13.31-33,44-52 It’s all in the metaphor. Amen. Stories are a wonderful way of telling a truth that is easily understood and readily stored in our memory. Cast your minds bac...

Trinity 5: It’s the way he tells them. Matthew 13.1-9,18-23 “The reason I speak to them in parables is that ‘seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they understand.’ … But ...

How welcome are you? What’s your hospitality like? Matt.10: 40-42 We love a good party here at St Mary’s. The Parish Dinner at the Golf Club in January, the Parish BBQ in June, Coffee Mornings each month, a Fe...

Trinity 2 ~ If you thought it was going to be easy, think again. Matthew 10:24-39 It’s human nature, we like to cherry pick the Scriptures that are easy to read and resonate with us because they have brought u...

Trinity Sunday May I speak in the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Trinity Sunday is the only Sunday in the Christian year devoted to a doctrine. At a time when our country is haunted by the Globa...

Pentecost 2020 What is the Holy Spirit doing today? I mean, today, now? If we take the doctrine of the Holy Trinity seriously, and the story of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit cannot simply be treated as some kind of...

Domenico Morelli Noah’s Dankgebet (Thanksgiving) The Rainbow Genesis 8.20-9.17 Have you joined the new religion? I don’t mean the online worship, streaming services, virtual choirs and orchestras and WhatsApp ...

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. John 14: 1-14 ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God believe also in me.’ Amen. This reading from John’s gospel, has given bereaved loved ones comfort, d...

Noahs Ark on Mount Ararat by Simon de Myle Easter 4 2020 ~ Noah in Lockdown There could not be a better text for today, the fortieth day of our lock down, than the story of Noah’s Ark. It resonates deeply with...

Gebhard Fugel Jesus und der Gang nach Emmaus Easter 3 ~ Then their eyes were opened Luke 24:31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized Jesus; and he vanished from their sight. Words from the Gospel acco...

At Home at Easter John 20:18-31 It’s still Easter! Christ is risen: Alleluia! We are Easter People, and ‘Alleluia’ is our song: yet we live in surreal and unique times. The Church year is marked out not on...

Easter Day 2020 Matthew 28:1-10 The Lord is Risen, he is risen indeed. Amen How many of us have gone to church, read our Bibles, said our prayers and believed we had cracked it, this business of being a Christia...

Palm Sunday 2020 In order to slow down the infection rate, churches are closed and clergy told to stay away. The last time this happened was in 1208 when King John refused to accept Pope Innocent’s Archbishop ...

Lent Five May I speak in the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.                                                          Amen. We don’t know why Lazarus falls ill and ultimately dies. Medical knowledge ...

Mothering Sunday 2020 Dear friends, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to...

Choral Evensong Lent 3 2020: The Virus of Sin Joshua 1.1–9; Ephesians 6.10–20 As always in times such as this, there is humour. A rewrite of a Simon and Garfunkel Song; a photo of a Securicor man stashing toi...