Sermon in the Octave of the Nativity of John the Baptist – Sunday 25 June 2017 – St John the Baptist Felixstowe (Delivered on the day after the priestly ordination of Penny Brinkley at a service where she was the president) Text: They began motioning to his father to find out what name he… Continue reading Signs of God – A Priest is Born
What does it mean to be a Real mayor? The task of the First Citizen Address for Felixstowe Civic Service, St John the Baptist Felixstowe Sunday 18 June 2017. [With apologies to Margery Williams…and also Nick Barber the new mayor of Felixstowe and his guests, those wonderful servants of our towns affectionately known as ‘the… Continue reading What does it mean to be a Real mayor? The task of the First Citizen
How can this be, since I, am not a virgin? (A Reflection on The Annunciation) Such familiar words. Fear not! Greetings, favoured one. Nothing will be impossible with God. and Let it be with me according to your word. For a virgin girl child In the footsteps of a barren old woman Nothing is impossible… Continue reading How can this be, since I, am not a virgin?
In troubled times we turn to God for help. However God’s answer sometimes means we are called to go and help others so bring God’s love to everyone.
Reading for Sunday 28 May 2017 – St John the Baptist Felixstowe God give you peace my sisters and brothers C.S. Lewis famously described pain as, ‘God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world.’ Perhaps this week, in the aftermath of the bomb killing twenty-two young people in Manchester and the bus attack in Egypt which saw… Continue reading The Ragman – finding redemption in the pain and tears of Manchester and Egypt
Doorkeepers of Heavenly Homes Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter – 14 May 2017 – St John the Baptist, Felixstowe. Text: In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places (John 14v2) God give you peace my sisters and brothers. In 2014 our Diocese (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich) celebrated 100 years since it was created. Other dioceses… Continue reading Doorkeepers of Heavenly Homes
The Road Goes Ever On – it is only as we journey that we begin to arrive. Sermon: St John the Baptist, Felixstowe – Sunday 30 April 2017 TEXT: As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on – Luke 24v28 God give you… Continue reading The Road Goes Ever On – it is only as we journey that we begin to arrive.