Monthly Archives: January 2020

Billy Varcoe

  Last night I dreamed of Billy Varcoe Striding down the lane, raincoat in full flow, His corduroys all worn and thin His knitted scarf tight around his chin.   Strange to see him, on the move; Urgent, with some … Continue reading

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THE PRIEST AS DOLPHIN

One of the little jobs I have is helping a Curate in his Deacon’s (first) year of ordained ministry reflect theologically on his experience as it unfolds. I have been approved as a ‘Theological Reflector’ by the Diocese and I … Continue reading

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The necessity of Authority

( Sermon preached at St Peter’s Creeton on the Third Sunday after Epiphany on the reading from The Book of Common Prayer)  THE COLLECT ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch … Continue reading

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Richard Rolle ( remembered on the 20th January in the Anglican Calendar)

THE FIRE OF   LOVE (OR THE MELODY OF LOVE)   Is a description of the life of a mystic by Richard Rolle – born near Thirsk died at Hampole near Doncaster in 1349. (Julian of Norwich was born in 1342) … Continue reading

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Sermon for Epiphany 2

THE WORK OF REVELATION: Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9, John 1:29-42. The season of Epiphany draws us into a wonderful work: the revelation (the disclosure) of Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah, the Son of God. This has been … Continue reading

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BAPTISM AND GOD’S COURTESY

SERMON FOR THE  FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD   THE GRACIOUS COURTESY OF GOD   God is Love: that is what we believe. This Love has been shown to us in Jesus who is the both the pattern … Continue reading

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New beginnings in the Psalms

  THE NATURE OF GOD The book of Psalms is a living prayer book – in it humanity in all its conditions – both individually and corporately encounters God in dialogue of all kinds. It has always been the source … Continue reading

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Thoughts about gifts

Something to ponder on Epiphany: ‘and out of there treasures they gave to him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh’ By now most people will have consumed, exchanged or read the gifts received at Christmas. Receiving gifts is not always … Continue reading

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