Category Archives: Sermons

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

Posted in Sermons

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

Posted in Sermons

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

Posted in Sermons

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

Posted in Sermons, Services

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

Posted in Sermons, Services

Carry your Cross Matthew 16:21-28

Matthew 16:21-28 Carrying our cross This sermon was delivered at Itchen Valley Parish Parish Communion this morning.  Here it is in audio below Or written as follows: The picture is quite striking.  A group of Christians huddle in the centre … Continue reading

Posted in Sermons

Who do you say that I am? Matthew 16:13-20 by Revd Alex Pease

Who do you say that I am? ‘Oh I think there is a god but I don’t care much for this Jesus business’ or ‘if Jesus ever existed then he was a good religious teacher even a prophet but not … Continue reading

Posted in Sermons

Valley Worship Sunday 16th August 2020 – The Recording

We had an amazing Valley Worship service on zoom this morning – almost entirely without technical hitch.  Penelope Robertson was interviewed, Jane Anderson read our Bible Reading, Gerry Stacey preached on Romans 8 and Dan Day Robinson led our prayers. … Continue reading

Posted in Covid-19, Sermons, Services

What St Paul tells us about the everlasting love of God

At Valley Worship today Gerry Stacey talked on Romans 8:17-39  ‘nothing in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord’. I am often asked questions about when and how the … Continue reading

Posted in Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers, Sermons, Services, Valley Worship

Time to get out of the boat Matthew 14:22-35 by Revd Alex Pease

At our socially distanced service this morning and on zoom we heard the story of Peter walking on water. Matthew 14:22-35 Time to get out of the Boat We have just heard a remarkable story – Jesus walking on the … Continue reading

Posted in Sermons

Parish Communion in church and by zoom Sunday 26th July 2020 The Mustard Seed, the Yeast the Treasure and the Pearl Matthew 13:31-52 by Revd Alex Pease

We were just over 30 attending our Parish Communion this morning either in church or by zoom.  It was our first attended service post Covid 19 and we were all wearing face coverings including our readers and the minister who … Continue reading

Posted in Sermons, Services

Valley Worship Sunday 19th July 2020 Where do we get our identity from? Romans 8:14-17 by Revd. Alex Pease

Around 40 people attended our Valley Worship service by zoom this morning.  Gail Mann was interviewed for Every Day lives, John Barber read the lesson, Nicky Barber read the prayers, Tim Clapp and Chris Ellis led the worship.  Unfortunately we … Continue reading

Posted in Sermons, Valley Worship

The Sower and the Seed Matthew 13 by Revd Alex Pease Parish Communion by Zoom Sunday 12th July 2020

  In our service of Parish Communion this morning just under 40 of us attended via zoom the service broadcast from St Mary’s Easton.  John Bouldin led us in prayer and Robin Greenwood read the lesson. Revd Alex Pease gave … Continue reading

Posted in Covid-19, Sermons

Edward Colston or Abraham, what is your legacy going to look like? Genesis 22:1-19 by Revd Alex Pease

For the first time we held a live broadcasting parish communion from St Mary’s Easton (taking advantage of the recently installed broadband).  40 of us joined for the service.  As I predicted in my video letter last week we did … Continue reading

Posted in Covid-19, Sermons

Valley Worship by zoom Sunday 21st June 2020 – the Recording

Please see the service that we held this morning with around 50 people attending

Posted in Covid-19, Sermons