Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

God of the Poor

The Feast of Christ the King Readings: Ezekiel 34. 11-16, 20-24; Matthew 25. 31-46 (view all) At one stage a few years ago, my daughter Evie had a favourite phrase whenever something didn’t go her way — ‘It’s not fair!’ Whether it was being denied a treat or being told she couldn’t do something that she really wanted, in her mind straight away, her fairness alarm was triggered. As human beings we often bring a strong sense of fairness to…

Your Faith Family

All Saints’ Day Readings: Revelation 7. 9-12; Matthew 5. 1-12 (view all) I wonder: Who are your faith heroes? Perhaps a Saint from church history, a friend who you look up to, or someone who supported you through a difficult period. The faith hero I’d like to share with you is a little old woman from Aberystwyth called Ollie. Ollie had an incredible smile, and, as a retired teacher, she had a real heart for the young people in the…

Bible Sunday

Last Sunday after Trinity Readings: Colossians 3. 12-17; Matthew 24. 30-35 (view all) A sermon for Bible Sunday, reflecting on how God’s word can guide us today.

Homeless Sunday

18th Sunday after Trinity Readings: Isaiah 25. 1-9; Matthew 22. 1-14 (view all) One of the side effects of living in a vicarage is that it is often a port of call for those who are in dire need of help, including for those who are rough sleepers. Shortly after moving into the first vicarage I lived in in Newport, one of the first interactions I had on our doorstep was with a rough sleeper who also happened to be…

The Great Hymn of Creation

The First Sunday of Creation Readings: Job 37. 14-24; Matthew 8. 23-27 (view all) I wonder when you last had a ‘wow!’ moment, when you were suddenly hit once again by the beauty of the world around us? For me it was when I was on holiday, wondering around a place called, Nant yr Arian, in English the Silver Valley, near where I grew up. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, with the sunlight reflected in the lake below us,…

The Way of the Cross

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Readings: Romans 12. 9-21; Matthew 16. 21-28 (view all) I wonder when you last experienced a truly anti-climatic event? It might have been a sporting event that didn’t end the way you wanted. Or an ending to a film or TV series, that didn’t go down the way you were expecting it. Or even the personal experience in your work or social life, of putting huge energy into planning an event which then, either because of…

Who do you say I am?

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity If you’ve ever had to spend more than a few minutes around children of a certain age, you will be more than familiar with their ability to innocently question all kinds of things. Evie, our daughter who is now seven, is still full of questions. From, ‘Mum, Dad, how can I get a baby?’, to ‘Where does Jesus live now?’ The, often candid and unexpected, questions that children ask mirror so many of our own questions.…

Sunday 28th June (Trinity III)

Our online service for Sunday 28th June, exploring how God is with us in acts of kindness and hospitality. You are God’s gift to the world! How will you be a blessing to others? Online Giving With face-to-face services and activities suspended, there has been a significant negative impact on our church finances this year. You can help by continuing to donate to our work online:

Sunday 21st June (Trinity II)

Join us as we gather online at 10.30am for our Sunday service, exploring why the power of faith is strongest when we are at the end of ourselves. Find the strength to keep going, by worshipping alongside others online. Have the chance to pause, reflect and pray. Explore how to find new life, by surrendering our baggage to Jesus. Our hope is that by the end of today’s service you will be refreshed and challenged to be fully alive during…

Sunday 14th June (Trinity I)

Join us live at 10.30am for this week’s online service, exploring the Church’s role in growing God’s kingdom. Connect with others who are trying to live faithfully in these challenging times. Have the chance to pause, pray and reflect. Learn how to play your part in strengthening your local community. 🙏 We pray that you at the end you will feel refreshed, renewed and challenged for the week ahead. And if you can’t join us live in the morning, then…

Trinity Sunday

Our online service for Trinity Sunday, exploring how we can return to the heart of our faith – who God is and who Jesus calls his Church to be. Online Giving With face-to-face services and activities suspended, there has been a significant negative impact on our church finances this year. You can help by continuing to donate to our work online: