Sermons

Ephesians Sermon Series: Ephesians 4:1-16

Ephesians 4:1-16; Luke 12.49-56   As many of you will know, we are in the middle of series of sermons focussing on the letter to the Ephesians.   However there’s no way I can pass over such a provocative and challenging gospel reading, in which we have heard Jesus say[…]

Ephesians Sermon Series: Ephesians 3:14-21

A Sermon Preached by Canon Simon Butler Sunday 11th August 2019 Ephesians 3:14-21  During this service a child called Daisy was baptised. Last Sunday I met someone who had grown up in the Moravian tradition of Protestant Christianity. For those of you who haven’t heard of Moravians before they are[…]

Ephesians Sermon Series: Ephesians 3:1-13

A Sermon Preached by Canon Simon Butler Sunday 4th August 2019 Ephesians 3:1-13  During this service a child called Florence was baptised.   Here’s a question you probably weren’t expecting to be asked this morning: why on earth have you bothered to turn up? I mean, it’s a lovely day,[…]

Ephesians Sermon Series: Ephesians 2:11-22

A Sermon Preached by Canon Simon Butler Sunday 28th July 2019 Ephesians 2:11-22 preached shortly after the appointment of a new Prime Minister.  Someone asked me the other day why I had chosen Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians as a preaching series this summer. The answer to that question will,[…]

Ephesians Sermon Series: Ephesians 2:1-10

A Sermon Preached by Canon Simon Butler Sunday 21st July 2019 Ephesians 2:1-10 What does the future hold? Perhaps more than ever in my lifetime, that question is less certain than ever. Maybe I’m over-stating the case – my early years were spent living in the shadow of the threat[…]

Ephesians Sermon Series: Ephesians 1:15-23

A Sermon Preached by Leslie Spatt Where is our identity? Ephesians 1:15-23   Whether this letter was actually written by St Paul or not – and there’s some scholarly opinion that it wasn’t – there’s no real doubt that Paul did preach in Ephesus and helped to build up the[…]

Ephesians Sermon Series: Ephesians 1:1-14

It is great to be back with you all, after my two months of shared parental leave. Now as other parents or carers can testify, it wasn’t all a walk in the park, far from it, but we did begin this period of leave with a trip to visit family[…]

Trinity of Love

A Sermon Preached by Canon Simon Butler Trinity Sunday 2019 16 June 2019 During this service a child, Freddie, was baptised Sometime it’s the ordinary things in life we take for granted. The small act of kindness, the passing conversation that turns out to be far more significant than we[…]

The Spirit of Encouragement

A Sermon Preached by Canon Simon Butler Feast of Pentecost 2019 9th June 2019 John 14:8-17 Never begin a speech with an apology the experts tell you. Today I’m going to break that rule of public speaking. I want to apologise to those who were expecting to have the launch[…]

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you

Peace – now there’s a difficult word to define. Not a lot of it in evidence at the moment, we might rightly think. But what do we mean by “peace”?  It’s a word covering a complex range of meanings. And does it mean something different in everyday use compared to[…]

Simon, son of John, do you love me?

A Sermon Preached on the 3rd Sunday of Easter Sunday 5th May 2019 Canon Simon Butler John 21:15-19 15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love[…]

Easter Day Sermon

Easter Day Sermon Sunday 21st April 2019 Canon Simon Butler Before the sermon began, a brief excerpt of a recording of the organ of Notre-Dame de Paris was played, following the extensive damage caused by fire on Monday 15th April 2019 In case you didn’t guess, that is the organ[…]