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  • Zoom Quiz
    Saturday 30 January – Via Zoom Starts at 7.30pm. All welcome! No entry fee, no prizes and, sadly, no dinner provided! Just an opportunity to test your grey cells during Lockdown.  Teams of one, two or a household. All you need is pen and paper for six rounds, each of 10 questions. For the link please contact Janice at
  • Weekly Newsletters
    24 January 2021 17 January 2021 10 January 2021 3 January 2021 Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & 27 December 2020 20 December 2020 13 December 2020 6 December 2020 29 November 2020 22 November 2020 15 November 2020 8 November 2020 1 November 2020
  • 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
  • Sermon – St John the Apostle
    Sermon – St John the Apostle,  27 December 2020 1 John 1   God is Light – walk in the light; John 21 vv 19b – End – Jesus’ rebuff of Peter.   John will probably outlive Peter. Introductory.   Christmas has ended.   Thankfully Christmas was not completely cancelled although it wouldn’t have been the first time.   During the period of the Cromwellian Commonwealth, 1642 to 1660, … Continue reading Sermon – St John the Apostle
  • Sermon – 4th Sunday of Advent
    Readings 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16-end; Luke 1:26-38 “Do not be afraid” There can be no doubt that this has been a year of fear and anxiety.  We have spent most of this year following all the rules and guidelines about preventing the spread of Covid, quite rightly so, but there is no doubt that the virus has caused many people … Continue reading Sermon – 4th Sunday of Advent
  • Hadlow Advent Windows Trail
    24 windows around Hadlow will be decorated throughout Advent with a Christmas theme. On each day of December a different window will be unveiled. Follow the trail around Hadlow. Downloadable map here. The windows will be lit from 4pm until 9pm. Trail maps are also available in St Mary’s Church, Hadlow Parish Council Office and some village shops. View the … Continue reading Hadlow Advent Windows Trail
  • Sermon – Advent Sunday
    Sermon at St Mary’s Church Hadlowon Advent Sunday 29th November 2020 Isaiah 64 vv 1 – 9   A prayer for God to interveneMark 13 vv 24  – E The distress of the last days Introduction.   “O that thou wouldst rend the heavens and come down”.  Perhaps many Christians, and others would echo that prayer of Isaiah at the beginning of … Continue reading Sermon – Advent Sunday
  • CD of Organ Music Now Available
    CDs also available by emailing: or by telephoning 07570 941809
  • Sermon – Christ the King
    22 November 2020 Today is the 22nd November which means that Christmas Day is only just over a month away. Given our current uncertain and parlous state I expect that many of us are thinking about Christmas with varying degrees of joy and apprehension. But, as I alluded to last week, although Christmas is not far away chronologically there are … Continue reading Sermon – Christ the King
  • Sermon – 2nd Sunday before Advent
    15 November 2020 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:14-30 I don’t know whether you have ever seen it but there is a T-Shirt available which expresses in a very succinct way the message that it is possible to take from this morning’s readings – the T-shirt says: Look busy – Jesus is coming,!  Now, of course, that slogan is meant as a joke … Continue reading Sermon – 2nd Sunday before Advent
  • Hadlow Advent Windows
    Do you have a window that could help light up Hadlow this December? We are looking for homes to take part in an Advent calendar with a difference. We need up to 24 windows in the village that can each be seen from the street, decorated with a scene on a Christmas theme. On each day a new window will … Continue reading Hadlow Advent Windows
  • All Souls – Remembering Those We Loved
    Monday 2 November All Souls Day is when the church traditionally remembers all the dear departed.  In recent years we have celebrated a Memorial Service in the Spring, not least because the imagery of remembering our loved ones in the Springtime always feels more uplifting than doing so as the nights draw in. However, it was not possible to hold … Continue reading All Souls – Remembering Those We Loved
  • Sermon – Luke the Evangelist
    Sunday 18th October 2020 Acts 16:6-12a, Luke 10:1-9 Today, October 18th is the day traditionally kept to remember St Luke the Evangelist. The title ‘Evangelist’ comes from the word ‘Evangel’, which means the gospel, and is a title given to St Luke as the author of one of the four gospels. However it is sometimes easy to forget that he did not … Continue reading Sermon – Luke the Evangelist
  • Sermon – Trinity 18
    11 October 2020 Isaiah 25: 1-9;   Matthew 22:1-14 Last week we celebrated Harvest Festival and, as is traditional here, many of you and many others brought bags full of offerings for our food banks.  In a normal year they would have been brought up to the altar and blessed and placed on and around the altar and the building and … Continue reading Sermon – Trinity 18
  • Sermon – Trinity 16
    Sunday 27th September 2020 Phillipians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 Today, there can be no doubt, we are all experiencing a huge range of emotions. Firstly, and most importantly, I am sure Nicky will agree, we are gathered with joy as the church in this community to hear God’s word, to celebrate Sunday as the Day of Resurrection and to embody and … Continue reading Sermon – Trinity 16
  • Sermon – Trinity 13
    Sunday 6th September 2020 – Romans 13:8-end, Matthew 18:15-20 It is a great joy for me to be preaching with people gathered here in Church this morning.  Although you will all have seen more than enough of me on your computer screens for the last three months, and some of you have been able to attend on Wednesdays, this is … Continue reading Sermon – Trinity 13
  • Services: September – November
    Services from September to Christ the King (22 November) with readings