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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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Depend upon the Flesh: John 6:35-59 Part 2 by Revd Alex Pease

What do you depend upon? Jesus gives us two images in the passage we have just read: The Bread  and the Flesh This morning, I described how Jesus speaks of being the Bread of Life.  He is the one thing that we need to … Continue reading

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Depend upon the Bread John 6:35-51 Part 1 by Revd Alex Pease

John 6: 35-59 I am the Bread of Life What do you depend upon?  Jesus give us two images in our passage this morning: The Bread  and the Flesh. This morning I am speaking about the Bread.  This evening at … Continue reading

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Sheep flying or plummeting from the cliffs, we need a shepherd Mark 6:30-56 by Revd Alex Pease

Mark 6: 30-56 Last week (at the BCP) we discovered, from Mark’s breathless narrative, that the disciples had been sent out two by two to the surrounding villages with nothing, but trust in Jesus to support them.  And that trust … Continue reading

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Jesus: Compassion, Flexibility and Story by Revd David Chattell

Today we welcomed our new Rural Dean David Chattell the Rector of Fairleigh, Candover and Wield to preach at our Parish Communion at St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy.  Please listen again to his talk by pressing the start button here.  The … Continue reading

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Rural Dean Preaching This Sunday

Our new Rural Dean the Revd. David Chattell – Rector of Farleigh, Candover and Wield will be preaching at Parish Communion this Sunday, 10am at St Swithun’s, Martyr Worthy – do try to come along to hear him.

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New Friendships Philippians 2:19-30

Friendship  How many friends do you have? By friends I mean:  People other than your husband or wife or children or parents with whom you can share your joys and sadnesses, hopes and fears. I don’t necessarily mean neighbours (although our neighbours could of course also be our … Continue reading

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Mark 6:6-13 The essential element for our journey – sermon for BCP Communion

What was the essential item that the disciples must carry with them when Jesus sent them out? One of the striking aspects of last year was, of course, the Who Cares survey.  But a lot of us felt reluctant to knock on the doors of … Continue reading

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How to cope with suffering – a sermon for CAMEO – Luke 21:5-21 by Revd Alex Pease

Luke 21:5-19 I don’t know how many of you have been to Jerusalem, but one of the great sites is temple mount, where the Jewish temple used to stand.  The temple was one of the wonders of the Ancient World.  It dominated the city and … Continue reading

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Martyr Worthy Patronal Service and Reception

St Swinthun’s Patronal Martyr Worthy 8th July 2018 As our guest preacher, the Vicar of Sunnyside and Bourne End, known to us simply as ‘Rebecca’, said in her sermon to us, St Swithun is normally associated with rain. But there … Continue reading

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