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‘The Lost’ 2018 Remembrance Service in Itchen Valley Parish by Revd Alex Pease

It doesn’t matter who you are: you can be a ambassador from the Commonwealth; you can be a president or head of state of another country; you can be a bride on the day of your wedding to a Prince; … Continue reading

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All Souls Service in Itchen Valley Parish 2018

On Sunday 4th November we held a service of Commemoration of the Faithful Departed at St John’s Itchen Abbas.  We commemorated by name and lit candle around 100 people that we love so much who have died.  Around 50 people … Continue reading

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Mark 12:29-34 Love God and you will be able to love neighbour – a short sermon for BCP

This is such a famous passage.  What is the most important commandment? Jesus says: ‘love God; and love neighbour as yourself’.  We know it well. But if it is as simple as that, why then does Jesus say to the scribe … Continue reading

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How we can learn to be ‘Even More’ people from Blind Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52 by Revd. Alex Pease

It was pouring with rain. I was just leaving Bank station.  People were rushing to get home and I was rushing to get to a reception in the City; and I almost stepped on her….. She was sitting curled up on the steps looking down but holding up an … Continue reading

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How can we have peace? Philippians 4:1-9 New Resources by Revd. Alex Pease

New Resources Philippians 4:1-9 How can we have peace? I don’t mean “PEACE man!” as the hippies used to say in the 70s, although, of course, not having conflict in the world would be wonderful…. But how can we have peace, in the every day situations in which we … Continue reading

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Tear Fund Talk at Itchen Valley Parish Harvest Festival 2018

We were very fortunate to have a speaker, Richard Pitt, from the Tear Fund at our principal Harvest Festival service at St John’s Itchen Abbas on Sunday 14th October 2018. He gave the following talk: Imagine if you started a … Continue reading

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The antidote to worries about Brexit – Matthew 6:25-37 – a talk for harvest by Revd Alex Pease

The last time I preached on this subject was at my daughter Marina’s graduation from St Andrews University.  I had been invited to preach by the Chaplain, delighted that someone would take some of the burden of preaching at all the … Continue reading

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Who is the greatest? Mark 9:33-37 by LLM Gerry Stacey

Unfortunately we missed the recording of the beginning of Gerry’s talk but you can here the rest above. Who is the greatest? Reminded of last night’s boxing match after which people are comparing Anthony Joshua to Mohammed Ali. Well Ali … Continue reading

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How Kirstie Allsopp got it right about her children’s I-Pads Mark 9:38-end by Revd Alex Pease

How radical does God expect us to be to rid ourselves of sin? One of the most challenging passages in the Bible must be this passage where Jesus tells us to cut off our hand or foot or tear out … Continue reading

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New Ambition Philippians 3:10-21 by Tim Clapp

Please read Tim’s talk on Philippians 3:10-21 or hear it here: So earlier in the year Alex approached me and asked if I could preach at a valley worship service.  I must admit that my first reaction was complete and … Continue reading

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All Age Worship – Dealing with Doubt!

Doubt – All Age Worship Sometimes we doubt about God: whether he is good what he wants for our lives whether he actually exists we think that we don’t really KNOW But how do we know anything? Who can tell … Continue reading

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Taming the Tongue by Revd Alex Pease

Taming The Tongue James 1:17-27 ‘I am so sorry’  were the first words I spoke, when I was on the telephone to the Managing Partner.   Lucy knew that something had gone amiss, when I was tossing and turning all … Continue reading

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The Whole Armour of God Ephesians 6:10-20 by Revd Alex Pease

Ephesians 6:10-20  The Whole Armour of God We have an enemy! The Letter of Paul to the Ephesians is written as an encouragement to the Christians in Ephesus as it is also an encouragement to us: an encouragement to live out our calling as Christians: not to … Continue reading

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Don’t slide, decide! A sermon for CAMEO Ephesians 5:15-20 by Revd Alex Pease

Be very careful about how you lead your life! A couple of nights ago I was having supper with an old friend who was telling me something of his plans to retire and be free to go on trips and see people all over the … Continue reading

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New Confidence Philippians 3:1-9 by Revd Alex Pease

New Confidence  Upon what do you base your confidence? Where do you go to when you are feeling a bit battered?  When your self esteem is low? Or when you have made an error of judgment and you are feeling … Continue reading

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