Trinity 8

“Jesus had compassion on them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.” Sermon preached by the Reverend Dr Zachary Guiliano I feel a certain sense of deja-vu coming before you this morning. The last time I preached, back in June, the texts were all about plants: vines, mustard...

St Benedict

Sermon preached by the Reverend Anna Matthews What must I do to inherit eternal life? asks the rich young ruler. And Jesus responds by quoting some of the 10 Commandments as the ethical framework by which to live. And then comes the really hard bit: ‘Sell all that you...

Trinity 6

Sermon preached by the Reverend Anna Matthews As someone who spends half her time working with those discerning a call to ordination in the Church of England, I find today’s gospel passage a bit disconcerting. Jesus sends out the Twelve, entrusting to them the mission and ministry he himself...

Trinity 4

Sermon preached by Sam Lochead, ordinand at Westcott House At first Mark’s version of the ‘stilling of the storm’ seems quite straightforward.The disciples find themselves in a perilous situation, and so they cry out to Jesus to rescue them. Jesus answers their cries, as unflappable as one might expect...

Trinity 3

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, and spread abroad like a cedar of Lebanon. Sermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Zachary Guiliano In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Just under a mile from here is one of the great treasures...

Trinity 2

Sermon preached by Dr Philip Murray, ordinand In the Book of Common Prayer’s Order for the Visitation of the Sick we find these words:   ‘Here shall the sick person be moved to make a special confession of his sins, if he feel his conscience troubled with any weighty...

Trinity 1

Sermon preached by the Reverend Anna Matthews In January of this year, for the first time since the invention of film, the cinema in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis opened on a Sunday. Star Wars: the Last Jedi brought to an end the strict sabbath observance characteristic of...