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  • Sermon – Trinity 5
    Trinity 5 – A prophet without honour Sunday 4 July 2021 Readings: Ezekiel 2:1-5, Mark 6:1-13 On Tuesday of last week the Church celebrated the two Saints Peter and Paul together. Bearing in mind that most Saints, even ones you have never previously heard of, get a day all to themselves it may look a bit odd that these two pillars … Continue reading Sermon – Trinity 5
  • New Anna Chaplain for St Mary’s
    On Tuesday .. June Jenny Hopkins was commissioned by Bishop James as the Anna Chaplain for St Mary’s.  The purpose of Anna Chaplaincy is to be a Christian presence with and friend to the older people in our community, both in church and in the wider village.   Jenny has already been exercising an informal ministry in this area for … Continue reading New Anna Chaplain for St Mary’s
  • Sermon – Trinity 4
    Trinity 4 – The Church as place of healing – 27th June 2021 Rev’d Christopher Miles Readings: Lamentations 3 vv 22 – 33    God’s faithful love Mark 5 vv 21-E     Healing of the sick woman and raising of Jairus’ daughter Introduction.         As we progress hopefully towards the end of Covid restrictions it is good to have the two positive readings today to encourage us.  The … Continue reading Sermon – Trinity 4
  • CD of Organ Music Available
    This CD, recorded by Antony le Fleming on the organ in St Mary’s, Hadlow, is recommended in Church Music Quarterly, the magazine of the Royal Society of Church Music.
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  • Sermon – 4th Sunday of Easter
    Sunday 25th April 2021 Acts 4:5-12, John 10:11-18 May I speak this morning in the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen. Nearly every week I start my sermon in that way – seeking to ground my thinking, my writing and ultimately my speaking in the name of God. “…there is no other name under heaven…by which we … Continue reading Sermon – 4th Sunday of Easter
  • Sermon – 3rd Sunday of Easter
    Sunday 18th April; Doubting Disciples Readings: Acts 3:12-19 Luke 24:36b-48 May I speak this morning in the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen. It is sometimes easy to forget that Easter, like Christmas, is not a single day but it is, in fact, a whole season.   We don’t simply hear the story of the resurrection on Easter morning and then … Continue reading Sermon – 3rd Sunday of Easter
  • Sermon – 2nd Sunday of Easter
    Sermon at St Mary’s Church Hadlow 10 a. m. on the Second Sunday of Easter 11th April 2021 Readings: Acts 4 vv 32 – 35  Believers share their possessions John 20 vv 19 – End  The risen Jesus appears to the disciples on Easter Day and a week later. Introduction.   I have said before that there are two people in … Continue reading Sermon – 2nd Sunday of Easter
  • Sermon – Mothering Sunday, Lent 4
    Sunday 14 March 2021 Fourth Sunday in Lent / Mothering Sunday Readings: Exodus 2:1-10, Luke 2:33-35 This is, tragically, our second Mothering Sunday of not being together here in the church building.  That is slightly skewed by the fact that Easter is a bit earlier than it was last year. Nonetheless, when we were put into lockdown last March and, … Continue reading Sermon – Mothering Sunday, Lent 4
  • Sermon – Sunday before Lent
    14th February 2021 Readings: 2 Kings 2: 1–12  Elisha succeeds Elijah, who is taken up to heaven Mark 9: 2–9  Jesus’ Transfiguration 1.       Introduction.        Alexei Navalny, the Opposition Leader in the Russian government, is a good modern-day example of a person of great courage, who despite an attempt on his life, returns to his home country to challenge the leaders … Continue reading Sermon – Sunday before Lent
  • Sermon – 2nd Sunday before Lent
    Sunday 7 February 2021 – Second Sunday before Lent Readings: Colossians 1:15-20, John 1:1-14 I was most affected by a telephone conversation I had on Thursday morning.  It was a long call, with someone I hadn’t spoken to before, obviously I won’t go into details but their lives had been turned upside down in the last six months – not … Continue reading Sermon – 2nd Sunday before Lent
  • Sermon – Candlemas
    Sunday 31 January 2021 Candlemas – The Presentation of Christ in the Temple Readings: Malachi 3:1-5, Luke 2:22-40 I have a slight concern with the Church of England at the moment.  Actually, I have lots of concerns both for and about the Church of England at the moment, but today’s is this: Sometimes I wonder if we are so keen … Continue reading Sermon – Candlemas
  • Sermon – Epiphany 3
    Sunday 24 January 2021 The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Readings:  1 Corinthians 1:10-13; 3:21-23, John 17:20-23 If you have been joining me for morning or evening prayer over the past week then you will have noticed that we have been travelling through the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. If you have not been joining me for prayer … Continue reading Sermon – Epiphany 3
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  • Sermon – Epiphany 2
    Sunday 17th January 2021 Readings: 1 Samuel 3: 1-20, John 1: 43-end Why are we here today? I don’t mean why are you at home on Zoom, whilst Francis, Annabelle and I are in a rather cold church, we know all about that, I mean what makes us gather as a church at all? What, or who, calls us together? … Continue reading Sermon – Epiphany 2
  • Sermon – Baptism of Christ
    Sunday 10th January 2021 Readings Acts 19:1-7, Mark 1:4-11 I started trying to write this sermon on Thursday morning, not knowing quite how the world would look whenever, or indeed if-ever, I finished writing it, never mind by the time we came to this morning.  Generally speaking I try not to talk about the sermon writing process when I come to … Continue reading Sermon – Baptism of Christ
  • Sermon – Epiphany
    Sermon Sunday 3 January 2021 The Feast of the Epiphany Readings:  Isaiah 60:1-6,  Matthew 2:1-1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” As most of you probably know, before coming here as Vicar I was a curate in the village of Woodchurch.  One of the lovely peculiarities about Woodchurch, which you … Continue reading Sermon – Epiphany