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Te Deum – Dr Susan Gillingham

This sermon is part of a series of nine, all on the chapel décor, which have taken some four years to complete. My first was about the matins hymn, the […]

 

Blessed are the peacemakers – Rev’d Dowell Conning

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. There’s a wonderful rabbinic story that says when God had created all the blessings for humanity he looked […]

 

Blessed are the pure in heart – The Chaplain

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen ‘Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God’. Of all the […]

 

Blessed are the merciful – Canon David Winter

‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy’ Matthew 5:7 Mercy, it’s said, is when we deserve something bad but don’t get it. It’s pre-eminently a gift of power […]

 

Blessed are they who mourn – Dr N.T. Wright

‘In some languages,’ said the linguistics lecturer, ‘a double negative means a negative; in some languages a double negative means a positive. But in all languages, a double positive means […]

 

Blessed are the poor in spirit – Canon Beau Stevenson

Humility – or being Poor in spirit has always been an admirable quality. However, there has always been a double bind associated with it. That is, if we feel we […]

 

Epiphany Window – Dr Susan Gillingham

You might have been wondering where the stained glass window on the front of your service sheet is from. It’s actually one of our chapel windows – the one on […]

 

Soldier of Christ – Rev’d Jonathan Baker

There would be a certain delicious cruelty in preaching only tonight on the last verse from our reading from Ecclesiastes: ‘youth and the dawn of life are vanity.’ There is […]

 

Matthew 12:1-21 – The Chaplain

Over the last few years a number of comic book superheroes have made the leap from the glossy page to the silver screen. Out of all of these movies the […]

 

Matthew 11:20-end – Sr. Nora Coughlan

This passage from Matthew’s Gospel opens with some stark reproaches to those who had received so much from God. It reminds us of what Jesus said in another place: “When […]