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Apr 12, 2020 These are the hands These last few weeks we’ve learnt again about the importance of touch.  The touch we must avoid so as to not pass on this dreadful virus. We’ve also learnt about the social distancing required to save lives and safeguard our Listen Download
Mar 15, 2020 Life in all its fullness – in the face of a pandemic The other sermon The sermon that I wanted to preach this morning was about the Samaritan woman at the well. I wanted to talk to you about unlooked for conversations about fullness of life. I wanted to talk about the Listen Download
Feb 9, 2020 Salt, Light & a City Built on a Hill… You are the salt of the earth.  You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden… Sermon preached by Revd. Nick Davies, Team Rector, 9th February 2020 These last few weeks the reputation Listen Download
Jan 5, 2020 Epiphany: Journeying with God Epiphany: Journeying with God Phil Andrew, Archdeacon of Cheltenham, directs our thoughts to the Epiphany and the journey of the wise men, as we begin a year of pilgrimage whilst our Church reordering takes place Reading: Matthew 2. 1-12 In Listen Download
Dec 29, 2019 God’s Provision and Guidance Rev. Paul Youde reflects on God’s provision and guidance for the holy family following Jesus’ birth Readings: Isaiah 63. 7-9 I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord, the praiseworthy acts of the Lord, because of all that the Lord has done for Listen Download
Dec 25, 2019 Christmas Day Celebration Christmas Day Celebration Rev. Nick Davies celebrates Christmas Day Reading: Luke 2. 1-14 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was Listen Download
Dec 24, 2019 First Communion of Christmas 2019 Rev. Simon Witcombe celebrates the First Communion of Christmas Listen Download
Dec 22, 2019 The Annunciation: God With Us The Annunciation: God With Us Jade Scholes Readings: Isaiah 7. 10-16 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will Listen Download
Dec 15, 2019 John and Jesus: Their Relationship and What It Means for Us John and Jesus: Their Relationship and What It Means for Us Rev. John Horan Readings: Isaiah 35. 1-10 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and Listen Download
Dec 8, 2019 Are You Ready? Are You Ready? Reflecting on the season of Advent, and how we can choose to make space for God in our lives Rev. Gary Grady, Area Dean Readings: Isaiah 11. 1-10 A shoot shall come out from the stock of Listen Download
Dec 1, 2019 Amos Trust Carol Service Sami Awad, Executive Director of the Holy Land Trust, reflects on the theme of peace and justice in the Holy Land Listen Download
Dec 1, 2019 Advent Sunday Children’s Talk Children’s Talk for Advent Sunday by Rev. Nick Davies Listen Download
Nov 24, 2019 Ambassadors of Christ Our King Ambassadors of Christ Our King Nick Explores Our Calling at Pip and Jim’s to Be Roving Ambassadors of Love in 2020 Rev. Nick Davies Readings: Colossians 1. 11-20 May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from Listen Download
Oct 13, 2019 10 Lepers Healed: Mind, Body and Spirit 10 Lepers Healed: Mind, Body and Spirit Rev. John Horan Readings: 2 Kings 5. 1-3, 7-15c Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favour with his master, because by him Listen Download
Sep 29, 2019 Congregational Reflection on the Rich Man, Lazarus and His Brothers Congregational Reflection on the Rich Man, Lazarus and His Brothers Rev. Nick Davies Readings: Amos 6. 1a, 4-7 Alas for those who are at ease in Zion, and for those who feel secure on Mount Samaria, the notables of the first Listen Download
Sep 15, 2019 The God of the Lost and Found The God of the Lost and Found And a Discussion with Julie Myers About the Work of The Cornerstone Centre in Whaddon Readings: Exodus 32. 7-14 The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out Listen Download
Sep 8, 2019 Hating the Family, Taking up Our Cross, and Finishing What We Have Started Hating the Family, Taking up Our Cross, and Finishing What We Have Started Rev. Nick Davies Readings: Deuteronomy 30. 15-end See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that Listen Download
Sep 1, 2019 The God Who Won’t Take No for an Answer The God Who Won’t Take No for an Answer Rev. Nick Davies Reading: Luke 14. 1, 7-14 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they Listen Download
Aug 25, 2019 How Might You Flourish? How Might You Flourish? Seeing the Spiritual Wood for the Religious Trees Rev. Nick Davies Readings: Isaiah 58. 9b-end Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. If you Listen Download
Aug 18, 2019 Not Peace but Division Not Peace but Division Rev. John Horan Readings: Jeremiah 23. 23-29 Am I a God near by, says the Lord, and not a God far off? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says the Lord. Do I Listen Download