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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.

If you would like to listen to a sermon that's from 2016 and before, please contact us and we'll do our best to help you.

He Who Sings Prays Twice

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Rt. Revd Peter Price preaching at St Mary’s

Service:  6:30pm Festival Centenary Service – Celebrating 100 years of Taunton Dance, Drama and Music.

Preacher:  Bishop Peter Price, Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells

After a welcome tea of jam and scones the Rt. Revd Peter Price, our Diocesan Bishop joined us for one of his last engagements before retiring in June.  We have benefited so much from his leadership, wisdom, preaching and support over the last eleven years and here he speaks on the divinity of music.

Birth of the Church

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Father Frank Hakoola, City Canon/Priest at The Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia preaching at St Mary’s

Service:  10:00 am Holy Communion

Preacher:  Father Frank Hakoola

Readings:  Acts 2: 1-21 & John 14: 8-17, 25-27

The arrival of the Spirit changed the frightened disciples into a group bold to witness and to be the people of God.  The same Spirit can change us into His witnesses today.

Love one Another

Service:  10:00 am Holy Communion

Preacher:  Jenny Humphreys

Readings:  Acts 11:1-18 & John 13:31-35

Today we welcome Jenny Humphreys – The Diocesan Zambian Link Advisor – and a good friend to many of us here at St. Mary’s. Jenny will preach and encourage us with our link with the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka.

Very soon, Fr. Frank (Fr. Bob’s replacement) will be coming over and hopefully he will be with us.

Resurrected Body – Prototype of the Future

Service:  10:00 am Holy Communion

Preacher:  Revd Dennis Cavaghan

Readings:  Acts 9:1-6 & John 21:1-19

What do we mean by the resurrection of the body?  is it literal?  Jesus’ risen body was identical to his earthly body but not exactly the same.  it was the same Jesus, yet changed, only recognised by faith.  His body was still substantial (not a ghost) but also spiritual (passing through doors) and, above all, immortal (living by spirit not blood).  He was only recognised when he revealed himself (‘Mary’, or ‘breaking of bread’ or ‘miraculous catch of fish’).  This glorious body will one day be the one all believers will receive.