‘Thanks be to God for all his indescribable gifts!’

‘Thanks be to God for all his indescribable gifts!’ + Not so many years ago, when we visited the greengrocers, we would find, a small assortment of locally grown produce, various root and leaf vegetables, a selection of apples, pears, and possibly some plums. The vegetables tended to be those which you could grow in the garden, greenhouse or on … Read More

Patronal Festival 2020: Mary Magdalene’s encounter with the risen Lord

Mary Magdalene’s encounter with the risen Lord John 19:41-20:18 May I speak in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. + Today, is the one Sunday in the year, when we celebrate the life of St Mary Magdalene; Our church’s Patronal Sunday. We’re not able to celebrate with a social gathering this … Read More

Magazine November 2019

2019 confirmation and licensing event

Parish Magazine ~ November 2019 Dear Friends, Epilogue to my sermon from Paul’s 2nd Letter to Timothy 1: 1-14 This I believe, may be my last sermon before I retire, and if I was writing a letter to St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Windmill Hill, in the style of Paul to Timothy. In a paragraph or two it might read something … Read More

Jackie’s Harvest Farewell

The Sermon Jackie’s Farewell blessing Jackie’s Harvest Farewell All the food you have brought – thank you so much. It is all going to the North Enfield Foodbank. Imagine mixing it all together – opening all those tins and packets and putting it in one great food mixer/processor. It would be terrible. And each item on its own is fine, but … Read More

Magazine September 2019

2019 parish concert slider

Parish Magazine ~ September 2019 We Need One Another!  My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I’m sure most of you will have now heard that I will be Retiring at Harvest, on Sunday 13th October 2019 at the 10am Service; followed by lunch in the hall. Retiring, but definitely not leaving! After a holiday, I plan to join everyone … Read More

Why do people go to church?

Why do people go to church? Is it because it’s their Tradition, is it for the Eucharist? Is it the Music? Is it to hear the Word? Is it to learn more about God? Is it to worship God with the family of God? Is it the Sermon? Is it meeting together as the Body of Christ? Is it to … Read More

Magazine June 2017

Parish Magazine ~ June 2017 My Dear Friends, I’d like to share with you all, if I may, my Easter 2017 – ‘Resurrection’ moment; but before I proceed I should say that I do have the person’s permission whom this involves, to tell this true story … One day during Lent I was walking up Windmill Hill when a middle … Read More

God’s Love Story!

No audio for this sermon Christmas Morning ~ God’s Love Story! – Jackie FishHappy Christmas!I read recently that the great theologian, Karl Barth, was once asked to be a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Divinity School; and at the end of a captivating closing lecture, the president of the seminary announced that Dr. Barth was not well and … Read More

Magazine July 2016

Patronal Festival 2016

Parish Magazine ~ July 2016 Dear Friends, The most famous work of early English literature is perhaps Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. From it we can get a vivid picture of life in the 14th century, and of the rich and diverse human characters of that particular time, with their joys and sorrows, their sins and their saintliness! But there’s one thing … Read More

Magazine March 2016

Easter services 2016

Parish Magazine ~ March 2016 We are very sorry to hear of the death of Ron Carr.His funeral will be in church at 12:30 am on Thursday 3rd March. Dear friends, During this time of Lent, I would like to share some thoughts with you about our Lord’s preparation for his journey to Jerusalem and to the cross of Salvation… … Read More

Magazine January 2016

Epiphany

Parish Magazine ~ January 2016 Dear Friends,Happy New year! Christmas is not over though, indeed it has barely begun, and the month of January encompasses the Christmas Season, which evolves into Epiphanytide, taking us to Candlemas on February 2nd.Perhaps you remember the Christmas adverts, some of which I talked about in my Christmas sermons this year. The John Lewis one … Read More