Category Archives: Sermons

Valley Worship Baptism and Confirmation November 2019

We had a wonderful service today at St Mary’s Easton.  The church was packed with over 80 worshippers and that was really good because it was an important service for two reasons:  Firstly, because it was the baptism and confirmation … Continue reading

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Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? Romans 8:31-39 by Revd Alex Pease

Romans 8:31-39 Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ! Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ! But what does ‘separate’ mean? It must mean that we no longer know or experience the love of Christ. But … Continue reading

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All Souls Service at St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy 2019 – Bereavement and the emptiness that God does not fill by Revd Alex Pease

Just under 60 of us attended our annual All Souls Service this evening at St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy.  As a body, we stood with those who have lost people that they loved and shared in some small way in their … Continue reading

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The Rotter and the Religious – a sermon for BCP – Luke 19:1-10, Isaiah 1:10-18

Luke 19:1-10 and Isaiah 1:10-18, Two rich men: One religious, One a rotter, but which one, when encountering Jesus, goes away sad? The religious or the rotter? Well, its the religious one.  Because, I think we all know the story … Continue reading

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When prayer changes us….Luke 18:9-14 by Revd Christopher Blissard-Barnes

Who were the Pharisees?  They are a group of about 6000 men in the time of King Herod.  They expounded the Old Testament law, but added many instructions and prohibitions, so that Jesus said they abandoned the commandments of God … Continue reading

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The danger of ‘itching ears’ 2 Timothy 3-4 a sermon for BCP by Revd Alex Pease

2 Timothy 3-4 This is probably Paul’s last letter; maybe written a few weeks before he was beheaded on the Ostian way in Rome.  So its his last shot to encourage the diffident Timothy how to continue his ministry in … Continue reading

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The Greatest Honour Matthew 5:11 by James Greig

The Greatest Honour  Matthew 5:11 ‘Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for … Continue reading

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An Elevator Pitch for Itchen Valley Parish 2 Timothy 2:8-10 by Revd Alex Pease

2 Timothy 2:8-10 “Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David” “Remember Jesus Christ raised from the dead a descendant of David” Last year, we had a meeting of the PCC (Parochial Church Council) and those involved … Continue reading

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Making a difference – Christians against Poverty Luke 4:18-19

Numbers and money were a bit of a theme in our Parish Communion at St John’s Itchen Abbas today Firstly, we looked at the words of Luke 4:18-19 where Jesus reveals that he has come to ‘set the captives free’. … Continue reading

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How much faith do we need; not much it turns out Luke 17:6 a sermon for BCP by Revd. Alex Pease

Luke 17/6 How do you have faith to travel on an aeroplane? 30,000 feet in the air, all dependent upon two or four great engines, which might go wrong at any moment?  Of course, some people don’t have faith that … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival 2019 at St Mary’s Easton and Easton Village Hall

Over 70 people came to our Easton Harvest Festival service and Parish Communion today and then met together for our Harvest Lunch at Easton Village Hall.   The flowers at St. Mary’s were absolutely superb in a long tradition of … Continue reading

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Full shelves and empty hearts: The Delight Deficit Psalm 100 Philippians 4:4 by Revd Alex Pease

1 egg,  2 ounces of tea  2 ounces of butter, an ounce of cheese,  eight ounces of sugar,  four ounces of bacon  four ounces of ham  four ounces of margarine 3 pints of milk….. These were the weekly food rations … Continue reading

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None of us are too lost to be of interest to Jesus Luke 15:1-10 CAMEO

The Bishop of Chelmsford tells a story of the first church that he ledafter his curacy.  He had not read the description of the parish very carefully, but had accepted the job anyway. When he arrived at the church for the first time he remarked to a church … Continue reading

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Valley Worship and Patronal Sunday 15th September 2019

The Sun was shining, the church was full and the Holy Spirit was tangible by His presence.  – that was this mornings Valley Worship informal service and patronal at St Mary’s Easton.  This was an excuse for St Mary’s to … Continue reading

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David and Goliath at Family Worship at St Mary’s Easton by Tim Clapp

The story of the Sword and the wool Today Tim led us in a spectacular retelling of the David and Goliath story from the Bible. We learned what a nine foot man looked like after measuring Maximilian standing on the … Continue reading

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