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St. Helens, Advent 2: 8 December 2019

December 8th 2019

Advent 2: 8 December 2019 Isaiah 11.1-10; Romans 15.4-13; Matthew 3.1-12 When was the last time you got really excited about a promise someone had made to you? This is, after all, a time of year when people − especially young people − get excited about promises: mostly promises about what they’ll find under the […]

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St Giles, Oxford, Evensong on Sunday 1st December 2019 [Advent 1]

December 1st 2019

The four weeks of Advent are a curious time in so many ways. As we perform the Church’s ritual of awaiting the birth, a birth that happened some 2020 years ago or so, we live in a world of Carol services and Christmas lights and acquisitive shopping entirely at variance with what is supposed to […]

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ASWA Annual Service at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, 6th October 2019

October 6th 2019

Revd Jeremy Fletcher Ask the animals and they will teach you Job 12. 7 -13 Luke 12. 16 – 32 ASWA at St James Piccadilly, 6.10.19 I am here because of a donkey. There’s much more to it than that, of course, but the donkey was pivotal. Cathedral Precentors get to help shape all sorts […]

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St Margaret’s Church, Binsey Evensong on Sunday 13th October 2019 [Trinity 17]

October 14th 2019

Revd. Professor Martin Henig Psalm 144; Nehemiah 6:1-16; John 15:12 -27. ‘If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you’. [John 15:19]. +In the name of the Father and of the […]

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St Margaret’s Church, Binsey Evensong on Sunday 8th September 2019 [Trinity 12]

September 8th 2019

Revd. Professor Martin Henig Psalm 121; Isaiah 43:14-44:5; John 5:30-47. I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild beasts will honour me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert…. [Isaiah 43:19-20]. +In the name of the Father and of […]

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St Margaret’s Church, Binsey Evensong on Sunday 4th August 2019 [Trinity 7]

August 4th 2019

Revd. Professor Martin Henig Psalm 107: 1-16; Genesis 50:4-26; Mark 6:45-52. But Joseph  said to them, ‘Fear not, for am I in the place of God? [Genesis 50:19]. …they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; have no fear’. [Mark 6:50] +In the […]

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St Margaret’s Church, Binsey, Eucharist on Sunday 28th April 2019 [Easter 2]

April 28th 2019

Revd. Professor Martin Henig Acts 5: 27-32; Psalm 150, 14-24; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you’, [John 20:21]. +In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.     You do […]

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St Margaret’s Church, Binsey, Evensong on Sunday 7th April 2019 [Lent 5]

April 7th 2019

Revd. Professor Martin Henig Psalm 35; 2 Chronicles 35:1-6, 10-16; Luke 22:1-13. Now the feast of unleavened bread drew near, which is called the Passover [Luke 22:1] +In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Today is the beginning of Passiontide, a season at which we begin […]

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Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, 13 March 2019

March 13th 2019

“The Wisdom of Creation” Job 12.7−10; Mark 1.9−13 A sermon preached at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies on 13 Mar 2019 As I’m sure you all know, we are now in the season of Lent, when many church denominations prepare, through fasting, prayer and acts of service, for the celebration of Easter. For individual […]

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St Margaret’s Church, Binsey Eucharist on Sunday 24th February 2019 [2nd Sunday before Lent]

February 24th 2019

Revd. Professor Martin Henig Genesis 2:4-9, 15-25; Psalm 65; Revelation 4; Luke 8:22-25. They were afraid and amazed, and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water and they obey him? [Luke 8:25] +In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the […]

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