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We want to see Jesus

They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’   John 12:21 As Lent begins, what image of Jesus do we hold? What do we want to see? Are we seeking a Christ who makes us comfortable or a Christ who challenges our stereotypes, makes us think again, makes us... Read More

Weddings, Grace, Nudges and Miracles

The following is a transcript of the sermon delivered by our rector Alastair on January 17, 2016 (Epiphany 2 (2016) Year C RCL) in response to the exclusion of the American Episcopal Church from the international conference of bishops for being too inclusive. The congregation applauded.  On our wedding day, a few... Read More

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Pride, inclusion, affirmation

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.                                                  Psalm 139:14 We believe that God has called us into being. Each one of us, unique, important, loved and graced. Part of who we are is our sexuality, which alongside our gender identity, cultural background,... Read More


Good Friday - Seven Last Words of Christ Meditation

Introductory Prayer O Lord Jesus Christ,who out of thy silence upon the cross didst bequeath to thy Church seven words:Grant that we may ponder them as the inexhaustible gospel of thy love and of the world’s redemption;and learn likewise both by speech and silence to glorify our Father in heaven;who with thee and... Read More

Yes, We Do Weddings

Not something I would normall post in Lent, though there is no reason not to have a wedding during this season. Here is a video of a wedding day that took place a little while ago at St John’s. It was a privilege to be part of Jonathan and Melanie’s celebrations and to be a part of what was (as you will see from... Read More