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We Are Prepared

Sunday, March 1, 2020
I was looking at an internet poll the other day on the top 10 things people had said they were giving up for Lent. I’m going to share with you…
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Sit Somewhere Different

Sunday, February 23, 2020
He stepped into the sunlight and out of the shade of the temple, his place of work, his place of calling. Away from the altar and the incense and the…
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In the Beginning

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Here are the opening verses of Genesis from The Message: ‘First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness,…
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A Well-Watered Garden

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.…
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Stop and listen

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Thank you for the invitation to give the address here today – though there’s always the risk in following Bishop Chris that he’s going to pinch all your best lines.…
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Sunday, January 12, 2020
Old Trafford has a number of places of worship. Our banns were heard at St Hilda’s, Old Trafford. But far and away the largest place of worship has thousands of…
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Wade in the Water

Sunday, January 12, 2020
With the recent assassination of Qassem Soleimani and the inevitable response, there’s tension everywhere. If it escalates then you imagine that there will be violence and destruction and death, not…
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Body language of God

Sunday, December 22, 2019
Happy Christmas! Though according to the Church that’s humbug since officially ‘Christmas’ doesn’t start till Christmas Eve. However, I wager that Ian & Ann’s house is already substantially decorated inside…
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Delicate but tenacious

Sunday, December 8, 2019
What a lovely idyllic picture we have in our reading from Isaiah today. Woody Allen once said of this vision: “The wolf shall lie down with the lamb. But the…
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Frisky & frolicking

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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Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly

Sunday, November 10, 2019
We’re going to try something different today. During the sermon there will be a call and response, the same one that we used in our prayers earlier. I want you…
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What’s 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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