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Sermon podcast for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity 2017

This week our reading is taken from Matthew 13.24-30, 36-43 read it aloud below: The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” He answered, “An enemy has done this.” The slaves said to him, “Then

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Sermon podcast for the Third Sunday after Trinity 2017

This week our reading is taken from Matthew 10.40-end read it aloud below: Rewards ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.’ Click the link here to listen to the Sermon podcast

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Sermon podcast for the Family Service 18th June 2017

This week our reading is taken from John 17.10-11 read it aloud below: All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. Click the link here to listen to the Sermon podcast

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Sermon podcast for Trinity Sunday 2017

This week our reading is taken from Matthew 28.16-20 read it aloud below: The Commissioning of the Disciples Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

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Sermon podcast for Pentecost 2017

This week our reading is taken from John 20.19-23 read it aloud below: Jesus Appears to the Disciples When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said

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Sermon podcast for the Sixth Sunday of Easter 2017

This week our reading is taken from John 14.15-21 read it aloud below: The Promise of the Holy Spirit ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever.This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. ‘I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will

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CHRIST CHURCH, LITTLE DRAYTON MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING HELD IN CHURCH ON SUNDAY 23rd APRIL 2017 AT 11.15AM Present: Fr Hywel Snook (chair),  Margaret Broadhurst, Alison Derwent, Jane Eastham, Jill Evans, Wyn Faulkner, Pat Frost, Ann Hales, Hazel Haskayne, Alison Haysey, Diana Holland, Pat James, Will James, Chrissie Jupp, Jill Ledger, Angela Munn, Ann Parkinson, David Smith, Helen Smith, Jan Stapleton, Ann Talbot, James Thornbury, Geoff Vernon, Dorothy Watkin, Arthur Watkin, Colin Whitfield, Heather Winstone, Jacqui Wright A. VESTRY MEETING – (Meeting of Parishioners)   1. The meeting had been preceded by Mass. 2. Apologies for absence:   Paul Evans, Margie, Cherry Shakespeare, Richard Stapleton, Sheila Vernon 3. Appointment of Churchwardens:

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Christ Church Annual Report 2016-2017

A lot in our world has changed in unpredictable ways since the beginning of 2016. Events which seemed unthinkable in 2015 seemed to come true. Perhaps 2016 was the year of the unprecedented and unexpected. If I had said in October 2015 that Christ Church would be the main feature of Songs of Praise, it would have sounded completely absurd. Yet in May that is just what happened. Perhaps this set the tone for the rest of the year. A year of the unexpected and unprecedented. Just one week later the CAP Job Club opened in church. Here many of our community come to find hope and training in finding

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Sermon podcast for the Second Sunday of Easter 2017

This week our reading is taken from John 20.19-end read it aloud below: Jesus Appears to the Disciples When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said

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Sermon podcast for Easter Day 2017

This week our reading is taken from John 20.1-18 read it aloud below: The Resurrection of Jesus Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’ Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went towards the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and

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