Category Archives: Sermons

Evensong at Martyr Worthy

Evensong continues to be a very well attended service at Martyr Worthy. Not least for the excellent singing by a small choir and the beautiful building. Everyone agrees that music and singing has been a  much missed part of services … Continue reading

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Pentecost – The Feast of Weeks

Pentecost – the traditional Jewish Feast of weeks, being celebrated by the disciples in Jerusalem when they were visited by the Holy Spirit. Sermon 23rd May 2021 by Lay Minister Gerry Stacey. Today is Pentecost. The day of Pentecost is … Continue reading

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Parish Communion – 9th May 2021 The Recording

Alex led and preached at our Parish Communion at St Mary’s, Easton this morning.  The link to the video of it is below.   This is the audio recording, unfortunately the first couple of minutes were not recorded. This is … Continue reading

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How does anyone become a follower of Christ? John 20:19-29 by Revd Alex Pease

Revd Alex Pease gave his last sermon as Rector of Itchen Valley Parish Audio: Written: So this is it!  My last service as your Rector! It’s very sad for Lucy and me to be putting this job down.   As … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday 2021 – John 20:1-18 by Revd Alex Pease

We managed to squeeze in around 30 (to comply with Covid Regulations) to St Mary’s Easton for one of our services today.  There was also a Family Easter service at St John’s Itchen Abbas and another Parish Communion (by extension) … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday 2021 – the Recording

Just under 30 of us gathered at St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy (and 7 on zoom) yesterday evening for a very moving Maundy Thursday service.  It was wonderful to be back in church again after so many months of lockdown even … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday 2021 – the Recording and Mark 11:1-11 by Revd Alex Pease

We had no procession this year at our Palm Sunday service because of the Coronavirus restrictions but we tried to give a Palm Sunday atmosphere to our zoom service this morning.  Thank you to Andrew who read the lesson, to … Continue reading

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If you want to be Christ’s disciple this is how to do it Mark 8:31-38 by Revd Alex Pease

At our service of Parish Communion this morning, Revd Alex Pease gave the following sermon: Mark 8:31-38 Verse 31, Jesus called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves … Continue reading

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Boldness to heal and speak God’s Word Acts 3 and 4 by Revd Alex Pease and Valley Worship Sunday 21st February 2021 – the Recording

Raphael’s Healing of the Man born lame At our Valley Worship service this morning, Nick Fuggle was interviewed in the Every Day Lives section, Alex Pease preached on boldness, Verity Greig read, Lucy Pease led our prayers and Tim Clapp … Continue reading

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Parish Communion 14th February 2021 – The Recording

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Powerful King or Suffering Servant – are we willing to follow him in the valley? Mark 9:2-9 by Nicky Barber

Nicky Barber spoke today on the Transfiguration – please listen to her here or read the text of her talk below Mark 9 v.2-9: The Transfiguration Many years ago my husband John was working in Australia and went to a … Continue reading

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Deanery Candlemas Service today 2nd February 2021

Please see the Deanery Candlemas Service for 2021 below – followed by the service sheet.  Includes Bishop David preaching and the clergy of all the churches in the Deanery. An Order for Candlemas – Alresford Deanery

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Parish Communion 31st January 2021 – Colossians 4:1-17 by LLM Gerry Stacey and The Recording

Gerry spoke today about Onesimus and Philemon It was in Pauls third missionary journey during the late 50’s AD that he passed through Colossae, I say passed through because he must have done on his route from Antioch to Ephesus … Continue reading

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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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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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