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Gary Collins

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Baptism and a New Way of Seeing

Baptism Sermon – Mark 9.38-end, Psalm 124 “Come to Church” they said “it will be fine.. it’s a baptism! they don’t talk about all the scary stuff any more.. it’s all luvvey-duvvey now. None of the gratuitous violence or random maiming… it’s all fine and fluffy”….. er… well . .. (whoops!) We are here on […]

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Un/clean – dreaming beyond the borders which kill.

Mark 7:1-8 Song of Songs 2:8-13   Sermon – 2 September 2018. 1st Sunday of Creation On 21 February 2012, five members of the group Pussy Riot staged a performance in the sanctuary of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Their actions were stopped by church security officials. By evening, they had turned it into […]

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The Mystery and the Bread.

I recently watched the film ‘A Quiet Place’… a story about ‘post-apocalyptic’ survivors fending themselves from alien creatures who hunted by sound alone.. The family we focused on could not make any sound because of the mortal danger.. and so resorted to living in total silence. Inside the clever premise was a deeper story about […]

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Easter Sunday – The Tale of Three Unfinished Tales

A Talk for Family Communion, Mark 16.   “The Garden looks so beautiful this morning…” We join this morning with the woman making their way towards the tomb of Jesus…. Their hearts, we presume, are heavy.. The women are strong.. they have seen a lot of life – and death. They are not afraid of […]

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Palm Sunday and an unseen turn of events.

Psalm 118 | Mark 11:1-11 Palm Sunday. Anticipation So here we are .. Palm Sunday.. the beginning of Holy Week This is the most vivid week of the church year. It’s why the liturgical colours go from Lent’s purple to red! In this vivid week the human story is written on a cosmic canvas. In […]

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Epiphany & the Speed of Love

This was an improvised sermon for a Family Communion, but the points which covered can be seen here; We took the children to follow the footsteps of the Magi and to go on a long journey to find Jesus, (Ben made an amazing star carrier and led us right to the stable!) We also recognized […]

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Remembrance and Rehearsing a Different Story

Sermon – Remembrance Day 2017 : +May I speak …. The tension rose, the ringleader-guy’s face right in my friend’s face.. “right, lets have it, right now, right here, you and me” how did we get here – let’s go back! Many (many) years ago I helped lead a church youth group with the youth […]

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The Greatest Commandment

+ May I speak in the name… 500 Years ago a young monk in the German town of Wittenberg left his lodgings. It was a cool, calm but crispy evening, and there was a chill in the air. He walked through the market square up to the imposing doors of the large dominating church and […]