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How important is popularity? Luke 6:17-26 by Revd Alex Pease

Luke 6:17-26 As Christian, how important is popularity? Is popularity what matters? In our Valley Worship services this year (which are at 10am at St Mary’s Easton on the third Sunday of each month) we are doing a series on … Continue reading

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Family Worship on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at St Mary’s Easton

We had lots of families for our family worship today and lots of stuffed animals brought up into the Ark.  Thank you to the props department of the Easton Panto for our Ark! Thank you to David, Tim, Nikki, Vernon … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 13 – it’s not really about weddings….by Revd Alex Pease

It’s used at almost every wedding;  and last week, we read it at a funeral.   1 Corinthians 13 is one of the most beautiful and insightful passages of literature.  It is a global treasure, trotted out on great occasions.  … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:3-6 Sermon on the Mount – Lean on Creator not Crutch by Revd Alex Pease

‘A person in your situation needs to be able to stand on his own two feet’ was what my stepfather said to me.  ‘Don’t expect any support from me’.   I do think he meant well…he needed me to take … Continue reading

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John 2:1-11 The Wedding at Cana a miracle of everyday life by Revd Alex Pease

Those of you who were at St John’s on Sunday will recall that in his sermon Gerry left us with a question: What was Jesus doing for the first 30 years of his life before his baptism by John and the … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Jesus Luke 3:15-17,21-22 by LLM Gerry Stacey

In Luke’s reading we see that the people were filled with expectation as they waited for the outcome of the baptism.  This reminds me of a story about a drunk who stumbled onto a baptismal party all standing up to their waists … Continue reading

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Which star should we follow? A talk for 8am Holy Communion on Epiphany Matthew 2:1-12 by Revd Alex Pease

Have you ever counted the stars? Its the sort of thing that a child might try to do. And stop after the first 100 or so….. In fact, there are about 5000 stars observable to the naked eye and about … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Sermon 2018 by Revd Alex Pease

We were about 100 in St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy for our family Christmas Day communion. Revd. Alex Pease gave the following talk: I just love Christmas Since my earliest days I can remember the excitement of Christmas Day of waking … Continue reading

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Midnight Mass 2018 Sermon

Our first communion of Christmas was held this year at St Mary’s Avington where the wonderful chandelier was lit for the occasion. Over 50 of us attended. The Revd Alex Pease gave the following sermon: The pain is a symptom not the … Continue reading

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Crib Service St Mary’s Easton 2018

Over 300 of us found a place to stand or sit to engage in the Easton Crib service, for many those who have been attending something that they have enjoyed at Christmas all their lives. Christmas has really started in … Continue reading

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Mary’s Song of Praise Luke 1:39-55 by LLM Gerry Stacey

Suppose you were looking for a women to change the world – who would you choose? Theresa May maybe or Laverne Cox. Maybe Gina Miller or Rita Ora But an unknown relatively poor fiancé to a carpenter? Little Mary meek … Continue reading

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Peace at Christmas a Sermon for CAMEO Philippians 4:4-7

I hope that you are all ready for Christmas! Some of you will be thinking when I say that: ‘Doesn’t he understand my situation?’, I probably won’t see my family over Christmas’, or ‘Christmas always reminds me of the person … Continue reading

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How to move from ‘won’t’ to ‘want’ John 3:1-15 by Revd. Alex Pease

Well its been eight months since I was licensed as your Rector at that amazing service in April on what would have been our Valley Worship Sunday here in Easton. The warmth of your welcome and encouragement was palpable and … Continue reading

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Don’t use Advent just to escape, use it to notice what the world is like, in the light of Christ! Luke 3:1-6 Philippians 1:3-11 by Archdeacon Richard Brand

Come Holy Spirit: what we know not, teach us; what we have not, grant us; what we are not, make us; for your love’s sake. Amen. If you have a visitor coming, are you of the  ‘Tidy up the place, … Continue reading

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Advent Sunday 2018 Luke 21:25-33 Sermon for BCP by Revd Alex Pease

Its Advent Sunday and we are all looking forward to Christmas when we all celebrate the time when the creator of the universe came and lived on a rather unimportant planet orbiting a minor sun on the outskirts of the Roman empire in an unimportant village of the province … Continue reading

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