Sermons

Sermons

Sermon Preached at the Borough Remembrance Service 2018

A Sermon Preached by Canon Simon Butler Remembrance Sunday & Centenary of the Armistice Sunday 11th November 2018 The picture on the front of your order of service today was one I took myself during our church pilgrimage visit to Flanders in the late spring. Graves at Tyne Cot War[…]

Remembrance Sunday: A Flanders Story by Sarah Macnab

A Flanders Story Prepared by Sarah Macnab for the Centenary Armistice Service 11th November 2018 The summer of 1914 was, by all accounts, a gloriously warm one, perhaps just like this year. My great-uncle, Alec Scott, had finished his final exams at Oxford. He and three friends had hired a[…]

Sermon 28th October 2018

Saints…like us? Today we remember and celebrate the lives of saints Simon and Jude, two of the apostles. What do we know about them? Apart from a mention in the lists of the first batch of apostles, they’re almost invisible; except that some of you may recognise Jude as the[…]

Sermon at Gonville & Caius College, 21st October

A Sermon Preached by Canon Simon Butler Choral Evensong, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge Sunday 21st October 2018 Joshua 14:8-14 I’d like to thank the Dean for her kind invitation to preach this evening, but perhaps more importantly than that, I’d like to thank this College for over one hundred[…]

Sermon 16th September 2018

A Sermon Preached by Canon Simon Butler Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity 16th September 2018 Mark 8:27-38 Jesus asked his disciples, “who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others, one of the prophets.” Jesus asked them, “But who do you[…]

Trinity Sunday 27th May 2018

A Sermon Preached by Canon Simon Butler Trinity Sunday 27th May 2018   Let’s get the maths out of the way this morning first. If we start by trying to understand the Trinity rather than to encounter it, then we will probably never really get anywhere. The Trinity is not[…]