Epiphany 2

Sermon for the baptism of Robin, preached by the Reverend Anna Matthews In art and iconography, John the Baptist is often pictured pointing. Other saints get depicted with symbols of their life or death: Peter jangles keys; Paul wields a sword or a book; poor roasted Laurence carries his...

Baptism of Christ

Sermon preached by the Reverend Anna Matthews Sometime last year I found myself in a queue for confessions at a church in central London. I can’t remember why I was there and not seeing my spiritual director – probably I’d messed up my diary. The queue was not short,...

Christmas Day

Oh, that we were there Sermon preached by the Revd Dr Zachary Guiliano In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “To you is born…a Saviour,” said the angel to the shepherds. “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son...

Midnight Mass

Sermon preached by the Reverend Anna Matthews Most of us have a pretty good idea of how the nativity story goes. We know that it happens in Bethlehem because the Emperor Augustus had decreed that a census should take place. We know the cast: the innkeeper, the angels, the...