Monthly Archives: October 2016

All Saints’ Day Sermon Podcast

This week our reading is taken from Luke 6.20-31 read it aloud below: Blessings and Woes Then he looked up at his disciples and said:‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. ‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled.‘Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. ‘Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets. ‘But woe to you

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23rd October 2016 Sermon Podcast

This week our reading is taken from Luke 18.9-14 read it aloud below: The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax-Collector He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, “God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.” But the tax-collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven,

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Pilgrimage for the Poor

Fr Hywel and Andrew are doing a Pilgrimage for the Poor through the Peak District, follow their progress on our Facebook page here or read about it on the Silly Vicar page.

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Christians Against Poverty Sunday

This week our reading is taken from Matthew 18.21-35 read it aloud below: Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. ‘For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his

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Sermon podcast 9th October 2016

This week our reading is taken from Luke 17.11-19 read it aloud below: Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ When he saw them, he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then

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What do you think?

I’ll begin this month’s article with a great big thank you.  I’ve been amazed and a bit humbled by all the cards, prayers and good wishes given to me and the family since my accident. I’ve also been humbled by the way in which the parish pulled together over the summer. What we saw was unity and common purpose under God. In church we are the Body of Christ or perhaps better put, the family of God. Someone said to me recently that church for her was like a second family. This and many other comments have shown this over the years. A family needs to work together and love

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