Sermons on Spiritual Life
Thursday 1st April 2021 Join us for our Maundy Thursday online Eucharist, as we commemorate the Last Supper ✝️ 📖 Journey with us through the events of Jesus’ final night with his friends, before his crucifixion. ❤️ Draw near with others who are searching for a sense of God’s love in our world today. 🥖🍷 Join in our celebration of the Eucharist from where you are, and have the opportunity make your own spiritual communion.
Third Sunday of Lent Join with us for this Sunday’s online service! 💒 ✝️ Explore why having the courage to set things right is at the heart of faith, and why God is particularly concerned for the oppressed and marginalised. ❤️ Be strengthened by joining with others across our Ministry Area family in our triumphs and struggles. 🙏 Pray with us for God’s presence in the people, places and situations that our on our hearts today.
Transfiguration Sunday Looking for a way to feel part of something bigger than yourself? Join us as we gather together for this Sunday’s online service! 💒 ❤️ Join with others across our Ministry Area family, and neighbouring parishes, as we strengthen and sustain one another. 🗻 Hear the account of the Transfiguration, as Jesus’ glory is revealed in dazzling light on the mountaintop, and his four friends are caught up in awe and wonder. 🕯 Explore what it means to…
Candlemas Join us for our online Eucharist as we celebrate the Feast of Candlemas! 🕯 👩🍼 Hear Anna and Simeon’s response to encountering the infant Christ in the temple in our gospel reading. 💒 Draw near with others who are searching for a sense of God’s light and love in our world today. 🥖🍷 Join in our celebration of the Eucharist from where you are, and have the opportunity make your own spiritual communion.
Second Sunday of Epiphany Are you searching for meaning in the midst of so much difficulty and despair? Well, so are we… ❤️ Join with us for this week’s online Sunday service as we continue to journey together: 👂 Think about how God seeks us out, even in our questions and doubts. 🕯 Find belonging, comfort and hope as we gather together in Spirit. 🙏 Pray for the people, places and situations on your heart at the moment.
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…
Fourth Sunday in Creation Readings: Leviticus 25. 1-7; John 6. 1-15 (view all) A sermon reflecting on our need for rest, both as human beings and for God’s world.
Our online service, reflecting on how God meets us in our questions and doubts.
‘The Way of the Cross’, our Good Friday online service. Readings, reflections, music and prayers to guide us through the Stations of the Cross.
Either way, as we consider today’s readings, I wonder what we can learn about living in the wilderness of life, and how to be sustained spiritually in the midst of difficult times? Given the times in which we are currently living, with the spread of the Coronavirus, and the increasing concern it brings, this is perhaps a very timely theme to explore together.
In our gospel reading this morning, we contemplate one of the most extraordinary events recorded in the gospels, aside from the resurrection itself. In this mountaintop experience, Jesus is transfigured, his appearance completely transformed, as the disciples Peter, James and John look on astounded. So as we reflect on today’s readings, what can we learn about God’s presence with us, through not just the highs, but also the lows of life?
On this Creation Sunday, our readings invite us to trust in the Creator, who provides for all his creatures, but also challenge us to reflect honestly on the broken state of our world, in which there is so much to make us anxious. So as we reflect on God’s character as our creator, and the nature of his creation, I wonder how we can live more fully as God’s children?