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.

Who was Luke and what was his message? Luke 10: 1-9 According to the web site Britannica.com Luke flourished in the 1st century CE, and his feast day is celebrated today, October 18. Christian tradition has it t...

Whose vineyard is it? Matthew 21: 33-46 In this time of uncertainty, entirely due to the corona virus, I have been thinking seriously about my own mortality and my last will and testimony. Do I name the grandchi...

Where does the authority lie? Matthew 21: 23-32 Authority issues. Have you ever known anyone with authority issues? Authority is the theme running throughout today’s gospel. The chief priests and elders take i...

A third look at forgiveness Matthew 20: 1-16 What, in a word or two, is the parable of the labourers in the vineyard about? What would you say? If you are anything like me you could re-read this parable a couple...

“Lord. how often should I forgive?” Matt 18: 21-35 Many of you will remember that Malcolm and I took an extended trip to the southern hemisphere last year. We took a trip on a catamaran around the coast, the...

We have a blue print for dealing with conflict. Matthew 18:15-20 During the past five months we have all, to some extent, been under stress and enforced family isolation. I wonder how many arguments have explode...

They had his name right but his identity wrong. Matthew 16.21-28 Peter seemed to have had a problem with Jesus, just who is he? He had been teaching, healing and involved in conflict with religious leaders for s...

Revelation and Responsibility Matthew 16.13-20 This week we are joined by Bishop Rob Wickham via video. There is no text for this sermon. The Rt. Rev’d Rob Wickham, St Mary Magdalene, Enfield, 23/08/2020...

Testing the waters of faith Matthew 14.22-33 Testing the waters of faith. Amen. As the lockdown is beginning to open up, many of us are beginning to test the water. No longer just to buy food, but to venture int...

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...