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May 25, 2024

As children of God…

In Romans 8 Paul builds on the teaching of Jesus to Nicodemus in John 3 about Holy Spirit and how…
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May 18, 2024

Come to me all who are burdened…

Often when people are very upset, very angry or very frustrated, especially when they feel they are not in the…
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May 11, 2024

Your own walk with Jesus?…

In John 17, the Son of God prays for his disciples. Judas Isacariot has left. Soon Jesus will go out…
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May 4, 2024

God’s love…

In his book, ‘Fear no Evil’, David Watson wrote of his struggle with cancer. He pointed out that, for the…
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April 27, 2024

Relationship with Jesus…

The Apostle John had a deep and loving relationship with Jesus, and from that relationship developed a deep understanding of…
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April 20, 2024

The good shepherd …

On this Sunday we consider Jesus’ declaration of himself as the good shepherd. This beautiful image of the shepherd who…
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April 13, 2024

Children of God…

In our readings today Jesus comes to his disciples and shows them again that he is not a ghost. Sitting…
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April 6, 2024

What is your legacy…

As we reflect on the story of Thomas this week, and the doubt that he battled and overcame when he…
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March 31, 2024

Easter Day…

As we walk through the events of Holy Week, we can be overwhelmed by the enormity of the crucifixion and…
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March 24, 2024

Palm Sunday…

The Palm Sunday procession is a reminder of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem which began the series of events…
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March 16, 2024

Called to serve in Love…

Have you ever suffered from a broken heart? Lots of things can cause that feeling of emotional pain so intense…
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March 9, 2024

Called to serve by grace…

That which is a grace is always a free gift given without consideration of the merit of the recipient. The…
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March 2, 2024

The 10 commandments…

The 10 commandments are seen by some to be somewhat obsolete these days. At the time they were written these…
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February 24, 2024

Gift by faith…

Abraham was a man of faith. He believed God when God spoke to him and called him to leave his…
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February 17, 2024

Skills we are given…

As I celebrate the 50th Anniversary of my service as a priest I am aware that each of us has…
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February 10, 2024

Transfiguration…

Why do we celebrate the transfiguration? This is a significant moment in Jesus’ ministry with his disciples, and in the…
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February 3, 2024

Miracles…

Our readings today are a follow-on from the miracle in last Sunday’s Mark reading which gives another perspective on the…
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January 27, 2024

Have Faith…

Our Gospel reading today is challenging. The issue of demonic powers being in the world is contentious for some, mainly…
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January 20, 2024

I rest in God alone…

‘I rest in God alone, from Him comes my salvation’ Psalm 62:1. How do you find rest? Where is your…
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January 13, 2024

Jesus knows our character…

In our readings today we see that Jesus knows the character of those he chooses. He knows them better than…
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January 6, 2024

Epiphany…

The Christian festival of Epiphany is the day we celebrate the visit of the Magi (wise men) from the East…
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December 30, 2023

Be the light…

The Christmas season runs from 25th December to 6th January – the 12 days of Christmas. Immediately following Christmas day,…
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December 23, 2023

love will endure…

This morning we read the story of the annunciation, where the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her the…
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December 16, 2023

Spirit of the Lord is now upon us…

The Spirit of the Lord is the agent of God’s action in the world. Isaiah 61 is the proclamation which…
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December 9, 2023

comfort O my people…

‘Comfort, comfort O my people’, says the Lord through Isaiah the prophet. The people have suffered much and are in…
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December 2, 2023

God works for those who wait for him…

Isaiah reminds us that God works for those who wait for him and meets those who gladly do right, and…
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November 25, 2023

a place with the Good Shepherd…

Many do not like the idea of God as judge, but if God cannot deal justly with us, then what…
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November 18, 2023

what ifs’ of life!…

When Jesus told the parable of the talents he wasn’t talking about small amounts of money to deal with. A…
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November 11, 2023

life is not predictable…

As we watch the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. As we see what seems to be a disaster every…
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November 4, 2023

God is with you, always…

Often when there are terrible things happening in the world around us, or in our own lives, we hear the…
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October 28, 2023

Relationship with God…

The greatest commandments are about the relationship we have with the Lord and with one another. What’s important to God…
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October 21, 2023

seek me with all your heart…

In our Exodus reading this week Moses pleads with the Lord to lead him and the people of Israel in…
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October 14, 2023

The wedding guests…

Where is your relationship with the Father at? Do you believe and trust in him? The apostle Paul knew Jesus…
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October 7, 2023

Whatever gains I had…

The secret to life lived well is an age-long quest. The first issue is to define what a life lived…
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September 30, 2023

Jesus really does love us…

There is an old saying which I think is still very true: Religion is about what I do to get…
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September 23, 2023

In Faith… without fear…

Israel sat in the wilderness having left the relative security of Egypt and looked at their lack of food and…
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September 16, 2023

The Unforgiving Servant…

Jesus’ words to his disciples in the parable of the unforgiving servant are aimed right at them and us. They’re…
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September 9, 2023

John Mark Ministries…

There is a movement in the Anglican Church which began its life as John Mark Ministries. It was set up…
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September 3, 2023

Take Up Your Cross…

1‘Take up your cross, the Saviour said, if you would my disciple be; take up your cross with willing heart…
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August 27, 2023

Faith in Jesus is our hope…

In the beginning of Romans 12, Paul is making the point that the faithfulness of God to those who are…
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August 19, 2023

Seek him, and you will find him…

My friend and I were reflecting on the propensity for some things to get lost just by being put down…
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August 13, 2023

If you want to walk on water…

Whenever I read today’s Gospel reading I hear the echo of a famous preacher I once heard who said, “If…
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August 6, 2023

To be transfigured…

To be transfigured is to be changed in appearance in such a way as to reveal your true self. Jesus…
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July 30, 2023

Holy Spirit within us…

Romans 8 holds some of the most loved words in the New Testament. They are full of hope and promise.…
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July 22, 2023

Weeds amongst the wheat…

Often I am asked ‘what we should do’, ‘how we can pray’, even ‘what on earth does God think he’s…
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July 15, 2023

the sower sows the seed…

A sower went out to sow… These words immediately bring to mind the parable which they begin. The sower sows…
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July 8, 2023

Take My Yoke upon you…

This Sunday is called 'Sea Sunday', dedicated as such by General Synod in 2001, which is a time we particularly…
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July 1, 2023

God appreciates the little things…

Matthew 10:40-42 brings the chapter to a close with a reminder that those who are his are seen by the…
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June 24, 2023

The five gifts…

This week we will look at the list of gifts in Ephesians 4:11. The five gifts: apostleship, prophecy, evangelism, pastoring,…
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June 17, 2023

God gives us gifts..

As we think about the Gifts of the Spirit it’s good to reflect on what they are and what they…
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June 10, 2023

Gifts Of The Spirit..

This week we begin a sermon series on the Gifts of the Spirit. In our reading this week we see…
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June 3, 2023

Trinity Sunday..

Moses came to the Lord, new tablets of stone in hand, because the first time he had broken them in…
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May 27, 2023

Pentecost Sunday..

Pentecost is a significant day which is often underplayed. Christmas and Easter are times of great celebration and are dear…
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May 20, 2023

The shadow and the storm..

The idea of an enchanted place where the answers to life can be found is an eternal theme in humanity’s…
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May 13, 2023

Relationship With God…

What’s your relationship with God like? Do you see the Father standing back, watching his children with a mix of…
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May 6, 2023

Jesus is the way..

Our readings today take us to a familiar place. The gospel reading is a favourite because it points to the…
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April 29, 2023

The abundant life he promises…

In our Gospel reading are words of Jesus which are loved by many, ‘The thief comes only to steal and…
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April 23, 2023

Meeting Jesus…

The disciples had begun to disperse. What else was there to do? With heavy hearts and a good dose of…
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April 15, 2023

Evidence Of Our Faith…

Have you ever felt like you’re the only one not in on a joke? Or have you felt as if…
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April 8, 2023

Reflection for Easter Day:

Jesus’ resurrection shows the proof that life goes on beyond the grave for he is the firstborn from the dead…
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April 1, 2023

Reflection for Palm Sunday:

As we enter into Holy Week – the week from Palm Sunday to Easter Day - it is good to…
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March 25, 2023

Reflection for Lent 5:

Hope weaves its way through our readings for this Sunday. A golden thread in a place of fear and darkness.…
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March 18, 2023

Lent 4: John 9

Have you ever acted on the information you had at hand only to discover that you’ve made a poor decision…
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March 11, 2023

Lent 3: Jesus Knows You..

This beautiful account of Jesus transforming the life of the woman he met at a well in Sychar is one…
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March 4, 2023

Lent 2: An encounter with Jesus

John’s gospel has its own literary style. It is uniquely different to the other three gospels. The first nine chapters…
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February 25, 2023

Lent 1

Last Wednesday we entered the season of Lent. It is an important season in our church year. Our church calendar…
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February 18, 2023

News Update….

Dear Friends, This Sunday we are doing three things: looking at what ‘equipping the saints for the work of the…
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February 11, 2023

Who are we, why are we here…

God gives us a choice – life or death. Choosing ‘life’ comes through obeying his commandments – in the words…
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February 4, 2023

Jesus’ Community

Dear Friends, This month we are doing a sermon series around the themes of stewardship, gifting for service, and equipping…
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January 28, 2023

10am Service with Bishop Paul Baker

We warmly welcome Bishop Paul Barker to St Mark’s for our combined morning service. We thank him for the pastoral…
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January 2, 2023

New Minister Appointed!!

As announced over the Christmas Services, we, the Incumbency Committee, have received a letter from Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of…
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December 24, 2022

Does God really care about us?

Dear friends, We wish all our people of the St Mark’s community, and those visiting a merry Christmas. Whatever your…
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December 17, 2022

Life is disrupted!

Dear friends, There’s nothing like the birth of a child to turn lives upside down. For those couples who have…
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December 3, 2022

The Holy Spirit can fill repentant hearts

Dear friends, Advent is a season of anticipation of the coming of Christ. Jesus’ return is closer than ever, by…
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November 19, 2022

Christ The King…

Where Christ the King and Annual Meetings meet Dear friends, When the English Reformers began reorganising the church in England…
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November 12, 2022

Where are we going?

Dear friends, Last week I wrote about how Jesus-followers are living between the times, between two ages. We are in…
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November 6, 2022

The time between Times

Dear friends, Jeanette and I are so glad to be with you again. So much has happened for us –…
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October 29, 2022

Love one another..

A Message from your Locum "By this everyone will know you are my disciples, if you love one another". John…
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October 23, 2022

Finding faith, through the eyes of a child..

Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,…