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Sermons

If you've missed a service, or just want to find out about the talks and sermons at St Mary’s, you can listen here. They average 10 to 15 minutes.

Archbishop of Canterbury’s homily at Trinity Wall Street, New York

Service:  Evensong at Trinity Wall Street in New York City

Preacher:  Archbishop of Canterbuty

Readings:  Jeremiah 29:4-7, Luke 4:17-21

“Archbishop Justin Welby preached this homily during Evensong at Trinity Wall Street in New York City.

The Archbishop was visiting New York to speak at the ‘Creating the Common Good’ conference organised by the Trinity Institute. His speech – on the question ‘Is inequality sinful?’ – can be read here.”

Lambeth Palace

Claiming the Promises of God

Service:  10:00 am Holy Communion

Preacher:  Revd Dennis Cavaghan

Readings:  Acts 19:1-7 & Mark 1: 4-11

The two promises of Baptism are the forgiveness of sins for the past (while the past cannot be undone or changed … it can be forgiven) and strength for the future (through new life in the Holy Spirit).   Are we falling short of what God has promised?  You must claim the promises of God through endeavour.

Attempt great things for God; expect great things from God.” George Carey

Service of Lessons & Carols

You can listen to our Service of Lessons & Carols which was held on the 21st December 2014 at 6:30pm.

It was led by Musical Director Brian Cresswell with St Mary Magdalene and Organist Andrew Carter FRCO.

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Introductory Organ Music – Noels by Dandrieu, Daquin and Balbastre (French 18th Century)

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

1st Reading – Genesis 3:1-11, 22-23

Choir – Adam lay ybounden (Anon 15th Century)

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear

2nd Reading – Isaiah 11:1-5

Choir – Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming (14th Century melody)

3rd Reading – Micah 5:2a

Choristers – In The Bleak Midwinter

O Little Town of Bethlehem

4th Reading – Luke 2:1-7

Choir – Maria Wiegenlied (Martin Boellitz)

O Come, All Ye Faithful

5th Reading – Luke 2:8-20

Choir – On Christmas Night

While Shepherds Watched Their Flock By Night

6th Reading – Matthew 2:1-12

Choir – Lo! Star-led chiefs Assyrian odours bring (William Crotch)

We Three Kings of Orient Are

7th Reading – John 1:1-14

The Address:  Revd Rod Corke

Choir – Fanfare Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Organ Recessional Voluntary – Finale from Organ Symphony No 2 (CM Widor)