Recorded on the Sunday following the death of her late majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Tim also reflects on this penultimate Sunday before the retirement of Rev Peter Cunliffe after 20 years in the parish, the time of change we face together with children changing schools leaving home or university and the knowledge that we g=face […]
Mark 8:1-21 What hardens our hearts and stops us seeing Jesus? What about our relationship with Jesus and our tendency to fall back on the way we used to do things? When we see the goodness of God in our lives why do we so easily take control back into our own hands? Standing on God’s […]
In this talk Allen summarises the authority of Jesus as expressed in Mark chapters 1 and 2 goes on to explain Sabbath and Jesus authority over that. He explains that the fourth commandment is about us and God’s gift of a day of rest as we are created in God’s image. The religious leaders at […]
Churchwarden, Ian Sinkinson, addresses a civic service to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee
Mark 2:1-12 Mark speaks about the authority of Jesus to forgive sins demonstrated in the healing of a paralysed man. In this Jesus declares his divinity – that he is the Son of God and has such authority. Here too Jesus shows his ability to look into the human heart. When God reigns in our […]
Mark 1:40-45 In this fourth in the series, Tim considers the healing of lepers, their social isolation and the reversal in position as Jesus retreats to isolated places. He considers the differences between the ten lepers healing in Luke’s account and the one in Mark’s, and asks for our reflection on taking Jesus for granted.
This third in the series was given in an All-Age service. Mark 1:29-39 Jesus at home in Capernaum demonstrates the presence and reality of the kingdom of God.
Rosie speaks about the resurrection of Jesus, the place of faith and doubt, and the role of women in being the first ones to hold the good news.
Peter addresses a full church on Easter Day. John 20:1-18
Mark considers the different exceptions of those in Jerusalem and the geographical context of the familiar triumphal procession. He asks: What brings peace? and What is peace? The text is from Luke 19:28-40