Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Cutting out the canker – Romans 15:4-13 and Matthew 3:1-12 #Advent2

  I’m still on placement in the North Hampshire Downs, and was blessed today by a stunning run between the villages, scattering Redwings and other thrushes to the four winds, and narrowly avoiding a flock of Partridge who had less … Continue reading

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Refiners Fire – burning away the ‘slag’ (Zeph 3:14-end, Phil 4:4-7 and Luke 3:7-18)

Once upon a time I was the youngest campanologist in the county. We had three bells in All Saints Church, Minstead, but there’s not much that you can do with three – the mathematical patterns that make up a peel … Continue reading

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Pavane for the Resurrected Lord – on my ordination as Priest

I was Priested at Winchester Cathedral on 4th July, and celebrated the Eucharist for the first time on Sunday 12th July. Momentous events in my life (so much has been working up to this point), and it transpires in the … Continue reading

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Patience for maturity – Matthew 13 v24-30 and 36-43

My first sermon as Curate at St. Mary’s Old Basing and Lychpit for 8am Eucharist (BCP) and 9.30am Sung Eucharist (CW) TRINITY 5 (PROPER 11) Readings: Isaiah 44:6-8, Romans 8:12-25 and Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43 The parable of the weeds and … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Pentecost – Thank you St. Peter’s Yateley

Ever since Pentecost 1988 when I first acknowledged an encounter with God as being through the power of the Holy Spirit, Pentecost has been special. A time to celebrate that God’s power is so much more than we can imagine, … Continue reading

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Stones into bread #givingitup 10th March #Lent2014 Matthew 4v1-4

If anyone tells you that the Church of England, or the Diocese of Winchester in particular, don’t do change… DON’T believe them! Today was Deacon’s Day in the Diocese of Winchester, and despite what I’d been led to expect it … Continue reading

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Is Gabriel in the building?

It is a real privilege to be used by God as a means by which the Holy Spirit can work in people’s lives. This morning’s sermon was the second occasion on which I sensed throughout the planning and writing of … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and the Power of the Most High

I’m currently working on the famous Annunciation passage: Luke 1:26-38 and something is bothering me… In v35 the text says (TNIV) “The angel said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High … Continue reading

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