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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.

Lent Talk – Crucifixion

LENT TALKS 2014 – “The Cross” given by Revd Dennis Cavaghan

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C = Crucifixion

R = Rest

O = Obedience

S = Service

S = Salvation

READING: Genesis 22:9-14

“I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2)

Do we realise and understand what God has done for us?

Do we respond in heartfelt and joyful worship and obedience?

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Lost and Found

Service:  6:30 Evensong

Preacher:  Ronnie King (Reader)

Readings:  Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 16-25 & Luke 15:1-10

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Our Responsibility to Resist Temptation

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The Archbishop of Wales, The Most Rev Dr Barry Morgan

Service:  10:00 am Holy Communion

Preacher:  Archbishop of Wales, The Most Revd Dr Barry Morgan

Readings:  Genesis 3:1-13 & Matthew 4:1-11

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Ash and Cross

Service:  7:30 pm Ash Wednesday Service

Preacher:  Revd Dennis Cavaghan

The ash can represent …

  • distress
  • earnest prayer
  • remorse and repentance

The ash is from the cross of Jesus which can meet us in all situations.

With God – No prayer unanswered is – If He say “Yes”, tis well – or if He answer “Wait” – rest suppliant at His gate.

He never answers “No”- but that in time – some richer, fuller gift is thine.

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Transfiguration – A Moment In Time

Service:  6:30 pm Holy Communion

Preacher:  Revd Dennis Cavaghan

Readings:  2 Peter 1:16-21 & Matthew 17: 1-9

A moment in time when Jesus was seen and heard to be both the Son of God and the Saviour of the world.

Not a moment to be bottled and kept, but one to remember and draw strength and inspiration from.

Have you tried to bottle and keep your moments in time?

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Wisdom

Service:  6:30 pm Evensong

Preacher:  Peter Roe (Reader)

Readings:  Proverbs 8:1, 22-31 & Revelation 4: 1-11

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The Antedote to Worry

Service:  10:00 am Holy Communion

Preacher:  Revd Sheila Murray

Readings:  Romans 8: 18-25 & Matthew 6: 25-34

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God of Wisdom

Service:  10:00 am Holy Communion

Preacher:  Revd Rod Corke

Readings:  1 Corinthians 3: 1-9 & Matthew 5: 21-37

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The Queen’s Accession

Service:  6:30 Choral Evensong Accession Service

Preacher:  Revd Peter Tullett

Readings:  Joshua 1:1-9 & Romans 13:1-10

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Salt and Light – We are the Light of the World

Service:  10:00 am Holy Communion

Preacher:  Revd Dennis Cavaghan

Readings:  1 Corinthians 2: 1– 16 & Matthew 5: 13-20

Salt stops the rot, whereas Light transforms.

We have this twofold task if we are going to bring glory to God: preserve and transform.

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Rites of Passage

Service:  6:30 pm Holy Communion

Preacher:  Revd Dennis Cavaghan

Readings:  Hebrews 2: 14-18 & Luke 2: 22-40

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