Sermons

Over the years we have been blessed with an extremely high standard of preaching which encourages, inspires and challenges us. During the vacancy we have some outstanding visiting speakers. A small selection of recent sermons is available here.

Sunday 18 Dec: Canon Nigel Biggar

Can we believe the virgin birth?

The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel—which means, ‘God with us’ (Matthew 1.23). Is it credible? Why should we care? The great good news is that the One to whom we’re accountable has no interest in standing over us and wagging his finger. Instead, He comes down, to raise us up.

Sunday 9 Oct: Canon Brian Mountford

Embrace the other

Jesus heals ten lepers; one (a foreigner) returns to thank him. It reminds of stories throughout the bible when God’s people are told to welcome the stranger, the alien, the refugee. And what of God Himself? Apart, separate from us, greater than us, the Divine Other.

Sunday 25 Sep: Revd Will Donaldson, Chaplain of St Edmund Hall

God’s ‘Magnificent 7’ Requirements of a Minister

As we look towards appointing a new minister Will outlines seven requirements for a minister from 1 Timothy.

Sunday 4 Sep: Revd Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church.

Of Potters, Clay and Plans

Martyn encouraged us to realise that we are in God’s hands as we look forward to the future. “The church is not ‘ours’; nor is its future shape. Let go; offer yourself; and let God shape. The good thing about letting go is that God is likely to surprise you.”

Sunday 17 Jul: Revd Tony Price, Vicar of Marston and Elsfield

The Last Sermon

“Let the love of Christ come before all else, and prefer nothing whatever to Christ. Because it is Christ who is in you, who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation, the firstborn from the dead, the One in whom all things hold together. And all this is so, because the Love that moves the sun and the other stars loves you with infinite, unconquerable love.”