Sermon for Epiphany 2 year B

Today’s Gospel reading follows the Epiphany theme of ‘seeing’, ‘finding’ and ‘perceiving’. All these words can have quite mundane meanings: ‘I saw Fred on the bus today’: I found a pound coin on the pavement’: ‘I couldn’t quite perceive who it was because it was foggy.’ But all these words can have heightened meanings ‘Aha!…Continue reading Sermon for Epiphany 2 year B

Epiphany Sermon 2020

These past few days, all over the world, Christians will be celebrating the Feast of Epiphany and will hear this passage from Matthew’s Gospel–the story of wise men from the East travelling from far away to kneel before the Christ Child. In the Orthodox faith, this festival is of equal importance with Christmas and Easter…Continue reading Epiphany Sermon 2020

Epiphany Intercessions

With the Magi, we seek God’s glory; those moments when we are shown that God is here with us. God who made us all, each wonderfully different, we pray for followers of different faiths across the world Give us grace to learn from each other. Lead all who seek you in the ways of humility…Continue reading Epiphany Intercessions

Picture Sermons

For a few years, some time ago, I presented many of my sermons in picture form. These were not great works of art, but rather rough and ready pictures made as I resopondeed to the text (almost always the Gospel). This enabled me to preach with just notes rather than a fully written sermon, and…Continue reading Picture Sermons

All Age Goody Bags

I developed this idea last year and now some of my friends are using it too. It works well because it grabs people’s interest as soon as they come into church. It’s up to you whether you let people look straight away or make them wait! At our All age Services, everyone is given a goody…Continue reading All Age Goody Bags