St Bride's: Sermons: Archives

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St Bride's: Sermons: Archives

Full list of articles in chronological order:

A Charter for Freedom
Published: Oct 04, 2020

A Community in Space and Time
Published: Sep 27, 2020

Forgiven and Forgiving
Published: Sep 13, 2020

Love's Authority
Published: Sep 06, 2020

Take up your cross
Published: Aug 30, 2020

Having to let go
Published: Aug 23, 2020

A transforming encounter
Published: Aug 16, 2020

The trust test
Published: Aug 09, 2020

Wrestling with God
Published: Aug 02, 2020

The smallest of seeds
Published: Jul 26, 2020

The Wheat and the Tares
Published: Jul 19, 2020

Broken Soil
Published: Jul 12, 2020

God of Surprises
Published: Jul 05, 2020

The Truth Test
Published: Jun 28, 2020

Closer than you think
Published: Jun 21, 2020

Space for discernment
Published: Jun 14, 2020

Trinity Sunday
Published: Jun 07, 2020

Pentecost
Published: May 31, 2020

The Strangest Sunday
Published: May 24, 2020

If you love me
Published: May 17, 2020

Do not let your hearts be troubled
Published: May 10, 2020

Forgiveness
Published: May 03, 2020

Our road to Emmaus
Published: Apr 26, 2020

Justified Thomas
Published: Apr 19, 2020

The Light of Christ
Published: Apr 12, 2020

The Last Supper
Published: Apr 09, 2020

Palm Sunday 2020
Published: Apr 05, 2020

A Rule of Life
Published: Mar 29, 2020

Mothering Sunday 2020
Published: Mar 24, 2020

Pandemics (and how to deal with them)
Published: Mar 15, 2020

The perils of adulation
Published: Mar 01, 2020

Creation
Published: Feb 16, 2020

Guild Sunday
Published: Feb 09, 2020

The Risk of Loving
Published: Feb 02, 2020

Living in faith
Published: Jan 26, 2020

Benefits and obligations
Published: Jan 19, 2020

The Baptism of Christ
Published: Jan 12, 2020

Epiphany
Published: Jan 05, 2020

Otherwise
Published: Dec 29, 2019

Judgment
Published: Dec 22, 2019

Fleet Street Carols
Published: Dec 19, 2019

Death
Published: Dec 15, 2019

Fire and brimstone?
Published: Dec 08, 2019

Heaven
Published: Dec 01, 2019

Christ the King
Published: Nov 24, 2019

Idleness and endurance
Published: Nov 17, 2019

Remembrance
Published: Nov 10, 2019

All Saints
Published: Nov 03, 2019

Trafalgar Sunday
Published: Oct 27, 2019

Harvest Thanksgiving
Published: Oct 20, 2019

Thanksgiving
Published: Oct 13, 2019

Faith
Published: Oct 06, 2019

St Michael and All Angels
Published: Sep 29, 2019

Inspire! Sunday
Published: Sep 22, 2019

Costly grace
Published: Sep 08, 2019

Look up!
Published: Sep 01, 2019

Prayer and (Dis)comfort
Published: Aug 11, 2019

Treasure
Published: Aug 04, 2019

Heavenly Harmony
Published: Jul 28, 2019

Priorities (and how to order them)
Published: Jul 21, 2019

Go and do likewise
Published: Jul 14, 2019

Brides and Grooms
Published: Jul 07, 2019

Sowing and Reaping
Published: Jul 07, 2019

Quiet virtues
Published: Jun 30, 2019

Deepening Discipleship 2019
Published: Jun 23, 2019

The importance of age
Published: Jun 16, 2019

Celestial satnav
Published: Jun 09, 2019

Theological no-man's land
Published: Jun 02, 2019

Bones, water and hope
Published: May 26, 2019

The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Published: May 19, 2019

On Shepherding
Published: May 12, 2019

The Third Sunday of Easter
Published: May 05, 2019

Death could not hold him
Published: Apr 21, 2019

Only a broken flask
Published: Apr 07, 2019

Mothering
Published: Mar 31, 2019

The Third Sunday of Lent
Published: Mar 24, 2019

Never too late
Published: Mar 17, 2019

Desert, fasting, temptation
Published: Mar 10, 2019

The Great Preservers
Published: Mar 03, 2019

Stereotypes and fear
Published: Feb 24, 2019

Sermon on the Plain
Published: Feb 17, 2019

Guild Sunday
Published: Feb 10, 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day
Published: Jan 27, 2019

Varieties of Gifts
Published: Jan 20, 2019

The Baptism of Christ
Published: Jan 13, 2019

Christmas Day
Published: Dec 25, 2018

Midnight Mass
Published: Dec 24, 2018

Annunciation
Published: Dec 23, 2018

Free grace, not cheap grace
Published: Dec 16, 2018

John the Baptist
Published: Dec 09, 2018

Advent Sunday
Published: Dec 02, 2018

Cellist of Sarajevo
Published: Nov 18, 2018

Seek the Peace of the City
Published: Nov 11, 2018

Armistice Day 2018
Published: Nov 11, 2018

All Saints
Published: Nov 04, 2018

St Simon and St Jude
Published: Oct 28, 2018

Dust and Grace
Published: Oct 07, 2018

Words Matter
Published: Sep 16, 2018

Syrophoenician woman
Published: Sep 09, 2018

Caught not taught
Published: Sep 02, 2018

Bread of Life
Published: Aug 05, 2018

Power and Strength
Published: Jul 15, 2018

Love, Joy, Fruit
Published: May 06, 2018

Laying down one's life
Published: Apr 22, 2018

Palm Sunday
Published: Mar 25, 2018

Mothering Sunday
Published: Mar 11, 2018

Horror and Beauty
Published: Mar 04, 2018

The antidote to our distraction
Published: Feb 18, 2018

Guild Sunday
Published: Jan 21, 2018

In whom there is no guile
Published: Jan 14, 2018

Call to Repentance
Published: Dec 10, 2017

Christ the King
Published: Nov 26, 2017

Parable of the Talents
Published: Nov 19, 2017

Remembrance Sunday
Published: Nov 12, 2017

All Saints
Published: Nov 05, 2017

Trafalgar Sunday
Published: Oct 22, 2017

Harvest Thanksgiving
Published: Oct 08, 2017

Ambition
Published: Oct 01, 2017

Labourers in the vineyard
Published: Sep 24, 2017

Forgiveness
Published: Sep 17, 2017

The lessons of the years
Published: Sep 10, 2017

Deep Connections
Published: Sep 03, 2017

Faith
Published: Aug 27, 2017

Ice-skating Jesus
Published: Aug 13, 2017

Transfiguration
Published: Aug 06, 2017

Sacred Space
Published: Jul 02, 2017

Corpus Christi
Published: Jun 18, 2017

Trinity Sunday
Published: Jun 11, 2017

Pentecost
Published: Jun 04, 2017

Spanning Heaven and Earth
Published: May 28, 2017

Noah and Co
Published: May 21, 2017

St Stephen
Published: May 14, 2017

Boundaries
Published: May 07, 2017

Election Season, again
Published: Apr 30, 2017

Led Zeppelin
Published: Apr 30, 2017

Easter Joy
Published: Apr 23, 2017

Expectations of the risen Christ
Published: Apr 16, 2017

Maundy Thursday
Published: Apr 13, 2017

Palm Sunday
Published: Apr 09, 2017

Passion Sunday
Published: Apr 02, 2017

Water for the desert and the journey
Published: Mar 19, 2017

Our souls calm retreat
Published: Mar 12, 2017

Lent
Published: Mar 06, 2017

Discerning obedience
Published: Mar 05, 2017

Guild Sunday 2017
Published: Feb 26, 2017

Mountain Glory
Published: Feb 26, 2017

God and Mammon
Published: Feb 19, 2017

Christ's enduring presence
Published: Jan 29, 2017

Candlemas
Published: Jan 29, 2017

Called to reconciliation
Published: Jan 22, 2017

Behold the Lamb of God
Published: Jan 15, 2017

Martin Luther King
Published: Jan 15, 2017

Guiding Star
Published: Jan 08, 2017

The Naming and Circumcision of Christ
Published: Jan 01, 2017

The people who sat in darkness
Published: Dec 24, 2016

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Published: Dec 18, 2016

Advent 3: Death
Published: Dec 04, 2016

"As it was in Noah's day"
Published: Nov 27, 2016

Christ the King
Published: Nov 20, 2016

Remembrance
Published: Nov 13, 2016

All Saints'
Published: Oct 26, 2016

Trafalgar Day
Published: Oct 23, 2016

Commitment
Published: Oct 16, 2016

Harvest Thanksgiving
Published: Oct 09, 2016

Guard the deposit
Published: Oct 02, 2016

Whoever is faithful in a very little
Published: Sep 29, 2016

Bright and Beautiful!
Published: Sep 25, 2016

The Lost Sheep
Published: Sep 11, 2016

The Call
Published: Sep 04, 2016

Pride and Humility
Published: Aug 28, 2016

Healing on the Sabbath
Published: Aug 21, 2016

The Peace of God
Published: Aug 14, 2016

Something to treasure
Published: Aug 07, 2016

The Lord's Prayer
Published: Jul 24, 2016

The value of contemplation
Published: Jul 17, 2016

The Samaritan and the Levite
Published: Jul 10, 2016

Freedom
Published: Jun 26, 2016

Inclusiveness
Published: Jun 20, 2016

Possession
Published: Jun 19, 2016

Blindness and Sight
Published: Jun 12, 2016

Raising Lazarus
Published: Jun 05, 2016

The Go-Between God
Published: May 15, 2016

Thy will be done
Published: May 08, 2016

'My very chains and I grew friends'
Published: May 01, 2016

Trust in Adversity
Published: Apr 24, 2016

The Reality of Easter
Published: Apr 10, 2016

Do not be afraid
Published: Apr 03, 2016

Easter Day
Published: Mar 27, 2016

Maundy Thursday
Published: Mar 24, 2016

Palm Sunday
Published: Mar 20, 2016

Judas
Published: Mar 13, 2016

Mothering
Published: Mar 06, 2016

Freedom from Fear
Published: Feb 21, 2016

Tempted as we are...
Published: Feb 17, 2016

Transfiguration
Published: Feb 17, 2016

The glory of incompleteness
Published: Jan 31, 2016

Lifted up ...
Published: Jan 26, 2016

Temporarily able bodied
Published: Jan 24, 2016

Water into wine
Published: Jan 17, 2016

All in a name
Published: Jan 10, 2016

Divine Abundance
Published: Jan 03, 2016

Epiphany
Published: Jan 03, 2016

St John the Apostle and Evangelist
Published: Dec 27, 2015

Midnight Mass
Published: Dec 25, 2015

Subversive liberation
Published: Dec 20, 2015

Watching
Published: Dec 06, 2015

Waiting
Published: Nov 29, 2015

Paris
Published: Nov 23, 2015

Remembrance
Published: Nov 23, 2015

All Saints' Sunday
Published: Nov 23, 2015

Trafalgar Sunday
Published: Nov 23, 2015

St Luke
Published: Nov 23, 2015

The story that shines through ...
Published: Oct 15, 2015

Like a little child
Published: Oct 15, 2015

All one in Christ
Published: Oct 15, 2015


Published: Oct 15, 2015

Not my problem?
Published: Oct 15, 2015

Benson and Hedges
Published: Aug 30, 2015

Let us feed on Him
Published: Aug 23, 2015

Be Angry!
Published: Aug 09, 2015

Grumbling Sunday
Published: Aug 02, 2015

Loaves and Fishes
Published: Jul 26, 2015

The King of Love
Published: Jul 19, 2015

A Crisis of Vocation
Published: Jul 05, 2015

'Power in Weakness'
Published: Jul 05, 2015

A tale of two daughters
Published: Jun 28, 2015

Stilling the Storm
Published: Jun 21, 2015

Seen and Unseen
Published: Jun 07, 2015

Light Bulb Moments
Published: May 30, 2015

Starfish Ministry
Published: May 30, 2015

Rev Brian Beck
Published: May 30, 2015

Pentecost
Published: May 24, 2015

'As we forgive them...'
Published: Apr 28, 2015

'Love so amazing, so divine ...'
Published: Apr 17, 2015

Crowding
Published: Mar 29, 2015

'Unless a grain of wheat ...'
Published: Mar 23, 2015

Mothering
Published: Mar 23, 2015

Blitzed Out?
Published: Mar 08, 2015

Take up your cross...
Published: Mar 05, 2015

Fruits in Eden never known
Published: Feb 26, 2015

The Great Trailer
Published: Feb 19, 2015

Road Maps and Mystery
Published: Feb 19, 2015

Recognition
Published: Feb 19, 2015

Passion and Compassion
Published: Feb 19, 2015

The Joy of Being Wrong
Published: Feb 19, 2015

Mightier than the sword
Published: Feb 19, 2015

Gifts
Published: Jan 04, 2015

Sheep, Goats and MPs
Published: Nov 23, 2014

St Bride's and the Guild
Published: Nov 16, 2014

Remembrance Sunday
Published: Nov 09, 2014

The Mystic Lamb
Published: Nov 02, 2014

The two commandments
Published: Oct 26, 2014

God and Caesar
Published: Oct 19, 2014

Unity
Published: Oct 12, 2014

The vineyards of the Lord
Published: Oct 05, 2014

St Matthew
Published: Sep 30, 2014

His state was divine
Published: Sep 28, 2014

The extent of forgiveness
Published: Sep 17, 2014

Summing up the commandments
Published: Sep 15, 2014

Life in the cross
Published: Sep 01, 2014

St Bartholomew
Published: Sep 01, 2014

May joy unite us at God's table
Published: Sep 01, 2014

God moves in a mysterious way
Published: Aug 10, 2014

We will remember
Published: Aug 08, 2014

The one less travelled by
Published: Jul 30, 2014

Wheat and Tares
Published: Jul 22, 2014

The parable of the Sower
Published: Jul 18, 2014

St Peter and Paul - Founder's Day
Published: Jun 30, 2014

Love thy neighbour
Published: Jun 25, 2014

The Present Tense
Published: Jun 18, 2014

Pentecost
Published: Jun 10, 2014

Waiting
Published: Jun 02, 2014

The unknown God
Published: May 30, 2014

A Broad Church
Published: May 19, 2014

The Good Shepherd
Published: May 13, 2014

We are God's Temple
Published: May 06, 2014

World Press Freedom Day
Published: May 06, 2014

Endings and beginnings
Published: May 02, 2014

The trouble with mother
Published: Apr 16, 2014

Transfiguration
Published: Mar 03, 2014

Do not worry about tomorrow
Published: Feb 23, 2014

The offering of life
Published: Feb 19, 2014

Light and Salt
Published: Feb 11, 2014

Candlemas
Published: Feb 11, 2014

The rise of technology
Published: Jan 28, 2014

The Dignity of Difference
Published: Jan 19, 2014

Cracked Pots
Published: Jan 12, 2014

Living Generously
Published: Jan 06, 2014

Will we recognise him?
Published: Dec 23, 2013

Nelson Mandela
Published: Dec 23, 2013

The hope of Advent
Published: Dec 13, 2013

The uncertainty of Advent
Published: Dec 01, 2013

Sunday next before Advent
Published: Nov 28, 2013

The Church's year
Published: Nov 21, 2013

Greater love hath no man
Published: Nov 19, 2013

Come to the banquet
Published: Sep 19, 2013

Christian persecution
Published: Sep 18, 2013

The cost of faith
Published: Sep 10, 2013

For all that shall be-YES!
Published: Sep 04, 2013

Some enchanted evening
Published: Aug 25, 2013

A pourer of oil
Published: Aug 18, 2013

The Lord's Prayer
Published: Jul 28, 2013

Mary and Martha
Published: Jul 26, 2013

The Good Samaritan
Published: Jul 14, 2013

The Book of Mormon
Published: Jul 07, 2013

Forty Years On
Published: Jun 30, 2013

Casting out the devils
Published: Jun 23, 2013

The Seven Churches
Published: Jun 19, 2013

St Paul
Published: Jun 11, 2013

The Faith of the Centurion
Published: Jun 01, 2013

Trinity Sunday
Published: May 26, 2013

Talents
Published: May 21, 2013

Baptism and Witness
Published: May 13, 2013

A glass half full?
Published: May 05, 2013

World Press Freedom Day. May 3
Published: May 05, 2013

Think outside the box
Published: Apr 29, 2013

All we, like sheep
Published: Apr 22, 2013

Conviction and Consensus
Published: Apr 15, 2013

The value of doubt
Published: Apr 07, 2013

He is risen!
Published: Mar 31, 2013

'Tis good, Lord, to be here
Published: Feb 11, 2013

Guild Sunday, 3rd February 2013
Published: Feb 04, 2013

Church of England - Could do better?
Published: Jan 28, 2013

Epiphany - a darker feast
Published: Jan 06, 2013

Women Take Centre Stage
Published: Dec 23, 2012

The Christmas Story
Published: Dec 18, 2012

Life Is Like A Football Match
Published: Dec 17, 2012

I blame Handel's Messiah
Published: Dec 12, 2012

Women bishops
Published: Nov 25, 2012

St Ceciliatide
Published: Nov 18, 2012

The Ten Virgins
Published: Nov 04, 2012

Thoughts for Holy Week
Published: Mar 31, 2012

London Riots
Published: Aug 17, 2011

Phone Hacking
Published: Jul 21, 2011

History Matters
Published: May 12, 2011

The Big Society
Published: Mar 01, 2011

Women and the Episcopate
Published: Jan 18, 2011

A Season of Commemoration
Published: Sep 22, 2010

Just as I am
Published: May 04, 2010

The Celtic Month of March
Published: Mar 05, 2010

Crisis, what crisis?
Published: Dec 05, 2009

The Same Difference
Published: Oct 27, 2009

Doing God in Today's Marketplace
Published: Feb 12, 2009

God & The Big Bang
Published: Oct 24, 2008

Gold Rush Olympics
Published: Sep 10, 2008

When do you think human life begins?
Published: Apr 30, 2008

A Glass Half Full?
Published: Jan 15, 2008

Harvest of the Printed Word
Published: Nov 07, 2007

"Rub Gently"
Published: Sep 05, 2007

The Power of Words
Published: Apr 25, 2007

God Is Green
Published: Jan 31, 2007

The Book of Genocide
Published: Dec 06, 2006

The Safety of the World
Published: Nov 20, 2006

”God moves in a mysterious way”
Published: Jun 30, 2006

New Life of Spring
Published: Jan 23, 2006

Four Years On
Published: Sep 08, 2005

VE Day
Published: May 09, 2005

Tsunami Disaster
Published: Jan 10, 2005

All Saints or All Sinners
Published: Nov 24, 2004

Can we trust the BBC?
Published: Feb 06, 2004

Be still and know
Published: Sep 22, 2003

"Why? What wrong has he done?"
Published: Jul 15, 2003

"Despatches from the Front"
Published: Apr 08, 2003

May You Keep a Good Lent
Published: Feb 17, 2003

Light in Darkness
Published: Dec 10, 2002

Harvest of the Printed Word
Published: Oct 05, 2002

One Year On
Published: Sep 01, 2002

A Garden is a Lovesome Thing
Published: Jul 06, 2002

The Royal Family
Published: May 22, 2002

Daniel Pearl
Published: Feb 11, 2002