Category Archives: Sermons

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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Spirit of the living God

Pentecost Sunday Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 9 June 2019   [ video ] Last week we started a series of sermons that will extend across the five Sundays of June. During this month we are exploring the core of our … Continue reading

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First things first

Easter 7C Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 2 June 2019       [ video ] At its last meeting, Parish Council agreed that we would use the five Sundays during June to reflect on our core mission as Christians: first … Continue reading

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Wisdom has set a table

CVAS Junior School Worship 26 May 2019 Christ Church Cathedral Grafton   [ video ] The Table stands at the centre of our worship today. It is always so for Christians. We have lots of symbols, but the Table is … Continue reading

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Love, actually (again)

Easter 5C Christchurch Cathedral, Grafton 19 May 2019   [ video ]     Love, actually (again)# # “again”, because on 23 December 2018 I preached a sermon with the same title.   There is a famous story—probably apocryphal—of a … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd

Easter 4C / Mothers’ Day Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 12 May 2019 [ video ] It is a beautiful accident that our secular Mothers’ Day this year coincides with the Fourth Sunday of Easter, with its theme of Jesus as … Continue reading

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