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Epiphany 2

Epiphany 2

The abundance of God’s gratuitous love...filled to the brim… The miracle is not important, but the sign that reminds us of the generous abundance won for us of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ. Mary knew…”Do whatever he tells you”. Jesus says “My hour has not yet...

The Baptism of Our Lord

The Baptism of Our Lord

Season of Epiphany I have called you by your name, you are mine. Being called, recognized, affirmed, named is at heart the desire of every human being. It is in effect, to be loved. But, it is what we do with it, that remains the most important recognition and...

The Epiphany

The Epiphany

If you stand in the Shepherds field and look across the deep ravine and up to the hill on which stands The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, you begin to understand the ruggedness and tightness of the geography of the region in which Jesus was born and the stage...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New YearShould auld acquaintance be forgot….. We may well be feeling glad to rid ourselves of 2021 for all sorts of reasons, but that the blessings which were bestowed in so many ways, the affirmations, the remembrances, the reconciliations give us pause to be...

At Christmas…

At Christmas…

A blessed Christmas to you all… It was noted in a comment made to me the other day, that my voice was quivering during my sermon on Wednesday before we closed once again due to the pandemic. I was telling the story of a southern Sudanese refugee whom I had the...

Advent 2021

Advent 2021

The anticipation of the Love that comes amongst us...Priestly life can be fraught with danger. If someone is telling you how it should be, another will be telling us how it should be done, and worse, look at all the trouble we (Christianity, religion) has caused....

Pastoral Letter

Pastoral Letter

Dear family in Christ.  Firstly, let me thank you for your condolences, prayers and kindness to us at the death of my father, Terry O’Hare 1934-2021. You have given me great strength in these last days. Grief, as Her Majesty commented, at the death of her beloved...

Pentacost 19

Pentacost 19

Mark 10:2-16 Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. For 1000s of children in every generation since Jesus uttered these words, they have been denied the access, the love deserved of them, their birth right, as living...

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Luke 1:26-33 This beautiful reading of the divine encounter between this humble child and the Angel is filled with the promises of God and sets Mary on her called life to be the keeper of a multitude of God’s promises, and us too. We don’t give enough gravitas to the...

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