Category Archives: Sermons

The Wedding at Cana John 2:1-11 by Revd Alex Pease

The wedding at Cana  John 2:1-11 Weddings were much on my mind during 2020. As you will all know, our daughter got engaged during the summer and, despite lockdown, we set a date for her wedding in December: December 12th. … Continue reading

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Valley Worship Sunday 17th January 2021 – The Recording and Acts 2:1-13 by Tim Clapp

We started our series on the Acts of the Apostles this morning with Tim Clapp preaching on Acts 2.  Jane Anderson spoke in the Every Day lives slot, Elizabeth Bouldin read the reading and Dan Day Robinson led us in … Continue reading

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Use lockdown to hear the Lord’s Voice Psalm 29 by John Barber

The Voice of the Lord — Psalm 29 I was going to open this sermon by asking you to imagine yourself when a heavy rain storm is brewing and the wind is strengthening, the skies are darkening and the atmosphere … Continue reading

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First Communion of Christmas John 1:1-18 by Revd Alex Pease

It was great to see St Mary’s Avington so full this evening.  The church had been decorated beautifully and it was wonderful to see the candles lit.   We were grateful for John Dover playing the organ as we hummed … Continue reading

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Are we living in the Twilight Zone? Romans 13:11-14 by Nicky Barber

Romans 13 v.11-14 How often do you look at your watch or phone during the day, just in case something needs attention urgently. Does time (or the lack of it) ever feel like a slave driver, heaping pressure on you … Continue reading

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Is there enough evidence to convict you of being a Christian? By Archdeacon Richard Brand

At our Parish Communion on Sunday at St John’s Itchen Abbas we had some technical problems with zoom (for which many apologies and from which we have learned) but the service was led very kindly by Archdeacon Richard Brand who … Continue reading

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Sung Advent Evensong at St John’s Itchen Abbas and John the Baptist Mark 1:1-8 by Revd Alex Pease

How wonderful to be back in church again after Lockdown 2.0!  This evening it was in St John’s Itchen Abbas where Maj Gen Tim Tyler brought his customary enthusiasm, humour and talent to lead the Itchen Valley Parish Choir to … Continue reading

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The end of a world and the end of the World by Revd. Alex Pease Mark 13: 24-37

Mark 13:24-27 Sorry no recording this week. The end of a world, and the end of the world The end of a world and the end of the world Lucy and I have been watching a French spy drama TV … Continue reading

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Becoming a living sacrifice – why would we would want to do that? Romans 12:1-2 by Revd Alex Pease

Please do hear the talk here or read it below ‘He’s got a terrible reputation’ I overheard someone saying in Dubai, about 40 years ago.  About me… It’s always shocking when you hear something about yourself…which you are not meant … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday Service 2020 ‘We will remember them’ by Revd. Alex Pease

Please listen to the talk here or read it below: ‘We will remember them. We will remember them’ As we honour those who have died defending our country, I think it is important that we remember what they died for…. … Continue reading

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Parish Communion Colossians 3: 12-14 ‘Cowdown-gate and how we stop the Itchen Valley becoming toxic

Today’s service was both in person and on zoom.  The reading was taken from St Paul’s letter to the Colossians which was one of the Lectionary readings for the day and is as follows. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy … Continue reading

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Matthew 22:1-14 by LLM Gerry Stacey

At our service of Parish Communion today Gerry Stacey preached on the Parable of the Wedding Banquet as follows: Last time I preached you may remember it was about the man who asked his two sons to go and work … Continue reading

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The Two Sons and the Vineyard Matthew 21: 28-32 by Revd. Alex Pease

Two sons. Both are asked by their Father to go to work in the vineyard. One refuses. Quite rudely, actually. The other agrees to go. But the one who refuses subsequently ‘changes his mind’ and does what his father asked, whereas the one who said he would go doesn’t. We are all very … Continue reading

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The Children of the Promise Romans 9 by Revd. Alex Pease and Valley Worship the Recording Sunday 20th September 2020

Here is our recording of the Valley Worship Service this Sunday The children of the promise Romans 9 It’s so frustrating.  You have a friend or a relation or a neighbour, who you KNOW would hugely benefit from being a follower … Continue reading

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Sunday 13th September 2020 Parish Communion – the Recording Exodus 14:19 -end by John Barber

Please see today’s Parish Communion Service below or (if you prefer) listen to or read John Barber’s sermon and Dan Day Robinson’s prayers below.  Please don’t forget to use the Donate button at the bottom of the page if you … Continue reading

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