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Remembrance Sunday – The Right Rev’d David Stancliffe

‘Anti-ageing research deserves a much higher priority, since age-related disease is the most common cause of death globally’ says Nick Bostrom, an associate of the university’s Uehiro Centre for Practical […]


All Saints – Rev’d Damian Feeney

First of all, thank you for the kind invitation to be with you this evening as we celebrate the Communion of Saints. Part of the difficulty with this feast is […]


Freshers’ Sermon – The Chaplain

It’s a great pleasure to welcome students, fellows and staff back to Worcester and to their Chapel in this first Sunday service of term, and a particular privilege to welcome […]


Leavers’ Sermon – The Chaplain

We have had some challenging readings this term for the preachers but, given the context of this service, I find myself unwilling to delve the Pauline mysteries of predestination tonight, […]


Pentecost – Dr Elisabeth Dutton

A schoolboy puzzling over the doctrine of the Trinity suggested to his teacher that it was like three men travelling in one car. He was pleased with his analogy, but […]


Ascension – Rev’d George Bush

There is – or was – a curious small painting on display at Wimpole Hall, a slightly Soanic house run by the National Trust in Cambridgeshire. The canvas depicts a […]


Faith and Fanaticism – Ven. Dr. Christopher Cunliffe

A sermon preached in Worcester College Chapel, Oxford, 17 May 2009So then, because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I shall spew thee out of my mouth (Rev. […]


Revelation Chapter 2 – Rev’d Dr Martin Wellings

At first sight and first reading Revelation is a very peculiar book. There’s nothing else quite like it in the New Testament, or in the Scriptures as a whole, with […]


Good Shepherd Sunday – Rev’d John Paton

Today, as many of you will know, is the Sunday known as Good Shepherd Sunday. I don’t know about you, but I find that shepherds and sheep don’t generally loom […]


I am the bread of life – Dr Paula Gooder

I,like many people this week, have been mesmerised by the accounts of Barack Obama’s inauguration. The whole event was captivating for so many reasons: such as the sense of hope […]