St Bride's: Sermon Series

Dinosaur or Dynamo

Faith in the Mission of the Church

A friend of mine tells the story of a man who was driving along a cliff road wondering about faith, God and the meaning of life: Going round a corner the man skidded and the car went off the road. As...

Faith in our Cathedrals

The BBC sitcom “All Gas and Gaiters” portrayed the Established Church as benign but bumbling. It gently sent up the Church of England and the Cathedral system. A century and more before that , Anthony Trollope had done much the...

Faith in our Church Schools

Beware the expert.An ‘ex’ is a ‘has been’ and a ‘spurt’ is a drip under pressure.  I hope that I am neither of these and I stand before you in humility as a senior, but fallible, ambassador for the Church...

Faith in the Church Commissioners

I am glad to be given the chance to talk about the work of the Church Commissioners.   What we are today is a fund of £4.3 bn – it was over £5 bn before the credit crunch began.  It may...

Faith in the Ministry

I am honoured to be asked to deliver the second in your Lenten series on the institutional life of the Church – dinosaur or dynamo – as applied to the parish church, cathedral, the Church Commissioners our church schools and...

Faith in the Parish Church

"God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight people, were saved."