StJohn&StStephens-logo

Sermon Speaker

Christine Bainbridge

Sermon given 24th January 2016 by Rev. Christine Bainbridge

Nehemiah 8.1-3, 5-6, 8-10, Luke 4.14-21 The power of words from scripture. People hearing words from the bible and finding themselves shifted to a place of calling/commitment – Amy Carmichael late 19th century (1 Cor 3, building a foundation..), Sadhu Sundar Singh 1903 age 14 Jesus asking ‘Why are you persecuting me?’, Rev Mark last […]

Sermon given on 23rd August 2015 by Christine Bainbridge

Sermon 23 Aug 2015 Joshua 24. 1-2a, 14-18, John 6.56-59 Choices A book I used to love reading to my children and now also enjoy reading to my grandchildren is ‘Would you rather?’ by John Burningham. In it he faces us with impossible choices. ‘Would you rather be made to eat spider stew, slug dumplings, […]

Sermon given 19th July by Christine Bainbridge

Sermon 19 July 2015 Mark 6. 30-34, 53-56 I wonder how you are today? What kind of week have you had? As always there’s been a lot going on internationally – Greece, a possible nuclear deal with Iran, closer to home concerns about the future of the BBC. Then our own circumstances – what’s been […]

series-f

The feasts of John & Stephen

Sermon 27 Dec Feast of John and Stephen Ex 33.7-11a, Acts 7.51-end, John 21.19b-25 Would have been my favourite aunt’s birthday today. Would buy us Smarties and let us use the red ones as lipstick. Sat me on the kitchen table while cooking, giving me bits of raw pastry to play with and letting me […]

series-f

Christ the King; sermon by Christine Bainbridge

Christ the King. Sermon 22 November 2015 Play John Rutter’s Gloria This is one of a series of sermon looking at the order we follow each Sunday in the Eucharist/Holy Communion. So far we have looked at the welcome/gathering, last time the confession and now today we come to what we call ‘the Gloria’. This […]

Baptism of Christ

Genesis 1.1-5, Mark 1.4-11 Today is the Sunday when we remember Jesus’ baptism by John in the river Jordan. I want us to consider Jesus’ baptism, but also our own baptism. Baptism is a big topic. Both Jesus’ baptism and ours are rich in symbolic meaning. I can only touch on some aspects of baptism […]