Sermons by James Henley

Sermons by James Henley

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…

Living Simply and Generously

Readings: 2 Corinthians 9. 6-15; Luke 12. 16-30 (view all) I wonder how good you are at sharing? For me, there are some things I’m better at sharing than others. I like to think I’m pretty good at sharing control of the TV remote or the last chocolate in the box. However, my wife Amy is certain that I always try to pour myself a larger glass of wine than the one I give her. I’m sure every parent will…

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 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…

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:

Pentecost

Our online service for Pentecost, 31st May 2020, exploring the gift of the Holy Spirit who connects us with God’s love and the love of God’s people. 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:

Vocations Sunday

Our Cyncoed Ministry Area online service for Sunday 3rd May, exploring what it means to hear God’s voice and help make a difference in these challenging times.

Easter Day 2020

Our online service for Easter Day, where we ask what place there is for Easter this year in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. With readings, prayers, reflections and traditional Easter hymns.

Good Friday 2020

‘The Way of the Cross’, our Good Friday online service. Readings, reflections, music and prayers to guide us through the Stations of the Cross.