Category Archives: Sermons

A baby at the whim of a stranger – Moses in the basket Exodus 2:1-5 a sermon for CAMEO by Revd. Alex Pease

Everything turned upon what she would do when she opened the basket…. This story of Moses being put in a basket and floated down the Nile and rescued by Pharoah’s daughter, this story is so familiar to us from Sunday … Continue reading

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The Plumbline and the Samaritan by Revd. Canon Graham Trasler

We have just finished walking the Test Way with friends. It is some 44 miles long and starts almost on the Berkshire border and runs down to the Solent.  I am glad to have done it for 2 reasons. Firstly, … Continue reading

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Family Worship: Esther – ‘For such a time as this!’ and Raife’s Baptism in the River Itchen

For the first time, we held our entire family service (around 80 of us were there) in our wonderful countryside next to the River Itchen as it passes through our parish and this was where we also baptised baby Raife. … Continue reading

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Washing in the River Jordan 2 Kings 5:1-27 by Revd Alex Pease (Sermon for 8am Communion)

Naaman is a powerful man.  He is commander of the Aramean army which dominates the entire region.  He is at the right hand of the King of Aram.   And yet he has a need.  Something that is not right … Continue reading

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Sermon by Christopher Blissard-Barnes

I came across the following little poem recently, which I found quite challenging. Within my earthly temple there’s a crowd, There’s one that’s humble, one that’s proud. One that’s penitent for sin, One that isn’t, but   simply grins. One loves … Continue reading

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Who are you? Galatians 3:23-end by Revd. Alex Pease

Galatians 3:23-end Who are you? Who am I? What would you say is your identity? What is the major theme running through your life, by which you evaluate the decisions that you make, by which you decide what company you … Continue reading

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What a Christian does when someone spits at them…Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the Merciful by Revd. Alex Pease

Blessed are the merciful Matthew 5/7 A true story……Waterloo station one evening:  A passenger stood waiting for his train to Winchester.  A man came up to him and spat in his face and said ‘I can’t stand Christians’ and walked … Continue reading

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Not drunk as you suppose! The evidence for the Resurrection by Revd Alex Pease

  Tonight we held our very special sung Evensong to celebrate Pentecost as part of the world wide prayer in Thy Kingdom Come movement and 70 people in the parish joined us. A few days ago half a dozen of … Continue reading

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The Acts of the Apostles….were acts, not chats! Acts 2:1-21 by Revd Alex Pease

The Acts of the Apostles were Acts not chats! It’s easy to feel defeated, like the disciples before the Resurrection, hiding in a room for fear of the Jews.  Its easy to stay inactive, like the disciples after the Ascension, … Continue reading

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A new heart of flesh Ezekiel 36:24-28 by Revd Alex Pease

Ezekiel 36:24-28 Who has heard these sorts of comments about the Bible:  “I don’t think it means that…’; “its not relevant for today”; “its all too fundamentalist”; “Why should I follow something written so long ago”; “It’s all made up … Continue reading

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Ascension or Astronaut? Acts 1:1-11 by Revd Alex Pease

Acts 1:1-11 Was Jesus an astronaut? I guess that the landing on the moon in 1969 was one of the biggest events of my childhood.  It fired the imagination.  Incredibly memorable.  The count down.  The clouds of smoke as the … Continue reading

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Making a Difference: Matthew 25:34-36 Winchester Basics Bank and Night Shelter

As followers of Christ, we show our love for him and our appreciation at what he has done for us, by serving others; as the very challenging passage in Matthew 25:34-36 below shows us. Today in our service of Parish … Continue reading

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Hunger and thirst for righteousness Matthew 5:6 by James Wright

With many apologies (from Alex Pease) for failing to record this excellent sermon – too much technology to deal with at once! Introduction 100 years ago Oswald Chambers wrote that, at first, the Beatitudes appear to be just beautiful instructions for … Continue reading

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Peter: unschooled, unreliable, but filled with the Holy Spirit, brings Dorcas back to life Acts 9:36-43 by Revd. Alex Pease

This talk was given at a service of Communion with baptism of baby Jack in St John’s Itchen Abbas Acts 9:36-43 We have just heard a story from the Bible, from the Acts of the Apostles, about a death: the … Continue reading

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Superheroes: Joseph and God’s Big Plan by James Greig – May Family Service Sunday 5th May 2019

SUPERHEROES: JOSEPH AND GOD’S BIG PLAN On Sunday we started a new series exploring Biblical superheroes. Over the next few months we are going to look at some remarkable characters throughout the Bible, and how God used them Today we … Continue reading

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