St John & St Mark Church Bury

take care, stay safe, God bless

Archives: Sermons

My yoke is easy – really?

Sunday, July 5, 2020
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and…
Read more

Jesus applauding key workers

Sunday, June 28, 2020
I can tell you exactly when Jesus was finishing off these instructions to the disciples. It was 8pm and it was a Thursday. Jesus was stood outside the front door…
Read more

Good to talk

Sunday, June 28, 2020
We heard two portions of scripture from the Acts of the Apostles - Acts 10: 34-43 and Acts 11: 19-26. In the first, Peter is speaking to Cornelius and his…
Read more

Prepared to be Different

Sunday, June 21, 2020
In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear some no-nonsense talking from Jesus as he continues to prepare his disciples for the realities which face them as they take his teaching of…
Read more

How do we get Him back again?

Sunday, May 24, 2020
“So, we got Jesus in there. How do we get him back out again?” It must have been a dilemma for God and his angelic extraction team as they figured…
Read more

How vast beyond all measure

Sunday, May 17, 2020
As I read and re-read today’s verses from John’s gospel, I found a song growing in my mind. A song which grew louder and stronger. Stuart Townend’s ‘How deep the…
Read more

I thank thee God

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Last week  we heard that Jesus came that we might have life and have it abundantly - and that the invitation to follow Jesus is everywhere. In this week’s gospel…
Read more

The Song of our Syrian Guest

Sunday, May 3, 2020
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me…
Read more

On our road to Emmaus

Sunday, April 26, 2020
I love this story of the road to Emmaus. I have for a long time. But it’s for a different reason now. Scholars don’t seem to know where Emmaus actually…
Read more

Our Tom

Sunday, April 19, 2020
I’ve a feeling that we would like Thomas! Today he’d probably be a Church Warden and we’d call him Tom. Only his mother ever called him Thomas. He’s a no-nonsense…
Read more

Called by Name

Sunday, April 12, 2020
John told stories. Stories about people just like you and me. In the closing chapters of his Gospel, we learn about the risen Christ through three people. Mary Magdalene, Thomas…
Read more

Orchestration and Spontaneity

Sunday, April 5, 2020
A story of liberation It would have been very busy that day. Jerusalem packed with pilgrims coming into the city from all over to celebrate the Passover. Inspired by the…
Read more

Welcome to St John & St Mark

Images of church life

If you’d like to support us, please…

Sign-up

Please enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email

We’re Open!

lockdown update

Follow on Twitter

Top Posts & Pages

Pages