A Royal Priesthood

Isaiah 6.1-8 / 1 Peter 2.1-10, 25 A talk given at Morning Prayer, 27th November 2019 Being a priest - not just for those in funny collars I know that we all have things that we find difficult to understand, and I’m sure that there are things I think I understand but have completely wrong. … Continue reading A Royal Priesthood

Compassion of God

A talk given at Morning Prayer on 23rd October 2019 Ecclesiasticus 18.1-14 / Mark 15.33-41 The Apocrypha Our first reading today came from the book of Ecclesiasticus, also known as the Wisdom of Sirach or just Sirach, which is one of the books of the Old Testament Apocrypha. Nowadays when we refer to something as … Continue reading Compassion of God

Yoked Together

A talk at Morning Prayer on 17th July 2019 Matthew 11.28-30 Jesus said, “Come to me all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for … Continue reading Yoked Together

Holiness

A talk at Morning Prayer on the 22nd May 2019 Do you have comments or questions about this post? Please comment below! Deuteronomy 18.9-22 / 1 Peter 2.1-10 Set Apart The common theme running through our two readings this morning is holiness. To be holy is to be set apart, to be different, to be … Continue reading Holiness

Embroidered cross with the words of Song of Solomon chapter 3 verse 4

A Love Song

Song of Solomon 3 / Matthew 28.16-end A talk for Morning Prayer on Wednesday of Easter Week Human Love We don’t hear much about the Song of Solomon in church. It’s a bit too romantic and passionate; even, if I dare use the word here, sexy. We hear it read at weddings a lot, and … Continue reading A Love Song

St Valentine

Love and St Valentine

Sermon preached at Morning Prayer We don’t know a lot about Valentine, but he seems to have been a priest or a bishop of Terni, in central Italy. He was martyred in Rome under the Emperor Claudius in around the year 269, and probably on the 14th February. It’s actually possible that there were in … Continue reading Love and St Valentine