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Series: After Pentecost

Frisky & frolicking

Bible Text: Malachi 4:1-2a, 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12, Luke 21:5-19 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: After Pentecost | I have…

Sunday, November 17, 2019
I have to warn you about something. I’m going to try something risky today... So, those in the front row may want to move back a little. I have 3…
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What’s important to you?

Bible Text: Genesis 32:22-31, Luke 18:1-8 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: After Pentecost | What is important to you?…

Sunday, October 20, 2019
What is important to you? What's worth fighting for? What would make you be determined and persistent, not give up, not be put off until you got it sorted? Is…
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The slave girl and Naaman

Bible Text: 2 Kings 5:1-3,7-15, Luke 17:11-19 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: After Pentecost | ‘The slave girl and…

Sunday, October 13, 2019
'The slave girl and Naaman' started and finished with a reading of the reflection by Katherine HawkerSelf which is at the foot of this post. I have psoriasis quite badly…
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Mind the Gap

Bible Text: Luke 16:19-31 | Preacher: Ian Banks, Nigel Silvester | Series: After Pentecost | Ian. Nigel and I had…

Sunday, September 29, 2019
Ian. Nigel and I had originally planned a talk which was very loosely based on a sermon given over 60 years ago by Martin Luther King Jr (1). His sermon…
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The Shrewd Manager

Bible Text: Luke 16:1-13 | Preacher: Margery Spencer | Series: After Pentecost | In my former life as a teacher…

Sunday, September 22, 2019
In my former life as a teacher I often encountered pupils who found it difficult to grasp the ideas I was trying to get across.  Notably when I tried to…
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Moses and the Goldfish

Bible Text: Exodus 32:7-14 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: After Pentecost | I wouldn’t normally play with my phone…

Sunday, September 15, 2019
I wouldn’t normally play with my phone during a talk or sermon, least of all if I’m the one delivering it! But I’m going to throw some numbers at you…
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You gotta have faith

Bible Text: Hebrews 11:29-12:2 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: After Pentecost | My Mum’s family were very keen on…

Sunday, August 18, 2019
My Mum’s family were very keen on taking and keeping photos. Her Dad wasn’t the greatest photographer though and most of them have the top of the heads chopped off,…
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The faith challenge

Bible Text: Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: After Trinity | Faith – how many times did we…

Sunday, August 11, 2019
Faith – how many times did we hear the word in our reading? 6. The word is mentioned some 400 times in the Bible, depending on which version you read.…
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Possessed by possessions?

Bible Text: Luke 12:13-21 | Preacher: Margery Spencer | Series: After Trinity | Good morning, it is good to be…

Sunday, August 4, 2019
Good morning, it is good to be here. I wonder - do you have a cupboard under the stairs where possessions get put when you don’t know what to do…
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The art of hospitality

Bible Text: Genesis 18:1-15, Luke 10:38-42 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: After Pentecost | Can I ask an indelicate…

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Can I ask an indelicate question? Who here is in their 80’s? Or 90’s? Anyone older? Today we have that wonderful picture of the 3 visitors who come to bring…
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What kind of people do you want to be?

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Luke 10:25-37 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: After Trinity | It’s July 14th. Bastille Day…

Sunday, July 14, 2019
It’s July 14th. Bastille Day in France. So, vive la France! Bastille Day was first celebrated in 1790, a year after the storming of the Bastille, and its aim was…
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Our journey

Bible Text: James 5:13-20 | Preacher: Gill Barnett | Series: After Trinity | ‘Our journey’ was a sermon delivered by…

Sunday, September 30, 2018
'Our journey' was a sermon delivered by the Reverend Gill Barnett on 30th September 2018. This was her swansong last service with us before she moves to her new home…
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