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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.

Life’s a journey, Come walk with us

Sign Board StMM 2015-02-23 - Full

Service:  10:00 am Holy Communion

Preacher:  Revd Dennis Cavaghan

Readings:  Exodus 20: 1-17 & John 2: 13-22

“We believe we know where we’re going and the One who will take us there and we want others to join us in our pilgrimage.  That’s why we are audacious enough to put the invitation outside. What we need to make sure of is that we are on that journey ourselves, that we have the guide living in our lives and leading us.  And through this may God draw many people to Himself.”

Rebuking Satan

Service:  6:30 pm Holy Communion

Preacher:  Revd Dennis Cavaghan

Readings:  Genesis 17:1-17, 15-16 & Mark 8.31-38

Let us be forewarned and forearmed.  Satan (or the Devil) goes around wanting to devour us, but we are to recognise his tactics and to resist him strong in the Lord.  If we know God’s will and we long to please him then we will be able to stand our ground and not be shaken.

Living The Christian Life

Service:  6:30 pm Evensong

Preacher:  Revd Dennis Cavaghan

Readings:  Isaiah 56: 1-8 & Colossians 1:24-2:7

“Teach us good Lord, to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labour and not to ask for any reward; except that of knowing that we do Your will.”    

Ignatius of Loyola

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