Category Archives: Sermons

Good news for some

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Twentieth Sunday after Pentecosts (C) 27 October 2019 [ video ] That gospel reading has two episodes, and in each of them people are coming to Jesus with hopes of finding some spiritual blessing; either for … Continue reading

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Two people walked into Grafton Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Pentecost 19(C) 20 October 2019   [ video ] Today’s Gospel presents two views of religion. It is a great little story by Jesus because it captures the big story in just a few words. Let’s … Continue reading

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Season of Creation: 3. Storm Sunday

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Season of Creation, 3: Storm Sunday 15 September 2019   [ video ]   As you will have already noticed, in church today we are paying attention to the theme of storms: real ones. We are … Continue reading

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Life in all its abundance​ and diversity

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Creation Sunday 2: Fauna and Flora 8 September 2019 [ video ] During this special series, the season of creation, throughout September we are exploring various aspects of the web of life; that complex and subtle … Continue reading

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The web of life

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton First Sunday of Creation: Ocean 1 September 2019 [ video ] Season of Creation: Ocean Sunday Well, we have no shortage of themes to consider here this morning: For starters, it’s Fathers’ Day (at least here … Continue reading

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A great cloud of witnesses

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Pentecost 10(C) 18 August 2019   [ video ] A great cloud of witnesses Once again this week, I am going to break with my usual practice and start the sermon with the second reading: another … Continue reading

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Heart and treasure

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Pentecost 9 (C) 11 August 2019   [ video ] Each week the lectionary serves up a selection of texts for us to explore as we seek spiritual wisdom for everyday life. Most times those readings … Continue reading

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Mary the Tower

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Feast of the Magdalene 21 July 2019     [ video ] The Magdalene Today we are celebrating the feast day for Mary Magdalene, who has been everyone’s favourite disciple and saint at various times in … Continue reading

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No purse, no bag, no sandals

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Pentecost 4C 7 July 2019   [ video ] Today we going back into the lectionary cycle after several weeks when we have stepped aside from the lectionary to focus on the key phrases in the … Continue reading

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with all that I have

Third Sunday after Pentecost Christchurch Cathedral, Grafton 30 June 2019   [ video ]   Through this past month of Sundays we have been reflecting on the inner dynamics of our lives as Christian people. What are our core values? … Continue reading

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