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Richard Harwood

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Sunday 18th July – Trinity 7

Mark 6 v 30-34 and 53 to the end. Meeting God when we are busy We meet up with friends maybe after a service on a Sunday morning and we ask the time-honoured conversation starter “how have you been?” and after a pause for thought one of the stock answers that we give is “Busy”. […]

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Sunday 13th June 2021

The Parable of the Growing Seed Mark 4 v26 – 34 So here we are in Mark chapter 4, towards the end with Jesus speaking in parables to those who are following him. This is only one of the ways that he used to teach, at the end of the chapter directly after this section […]

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The Wedding in Cana – Sunday 24th January, Epiphany 3

John 2 v 1-11    Here we are at the beginning of John’s gospel having set the scene with John the Baptist and the calling of the first disciples. Jesus is starting with his ministry and this is, according to John, the first miraculous sign and the disciples put their faith in him. You don’t […]

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Sermon on the Mount /Beatitudes – Sunday 8th November 2020

Matthew 5: 1-16 If you have been connected with the church for any length of time you will be familiar with this gospel passage you will have heard it read and preached on probably a large number of times. This is the start of Jesus discourse of the Sermon on the Mount. The text is […]

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Christ the King (Luke 23 v 33-43)

Today we celebrate Christ the King. This is the final Sunday of the liturgical year; the culmination before we begin again with Advent. Pope Pius the tenth instituted in the Catholic church the feast of Christ the King with these words “If to Christ our Lord is given all power in heaven and on earth; […]

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Mountains and Wilderness

Luke 13 v 10-17 – Jesus heals a crippled woman on the sabbath.   Imagine for a moment about the woman in our gospel passage today. She has been bent double for 18 years and cannot straighten up. How do you think she gets on with life, how does she cope with the ordinary day […]

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The Beatitudes

Luke 6 v 17-26 Last week Gary opened his sermon by saying that in Café they were looking at football as a metaphor for theology with it being very much from the supporters’ point of view the going through the pain, the sense of shared experience, and the faint insistence of hope. Then the letting […]

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The Bread and the Stuff of Life

John 6 v35, 41-51 A man was grumbling, he was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed at home. He wanted her to see what he went through each day, so he prayed: – “Dear Lord, I go to work every day and put in 8 hours of hard […]