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The Chaplain, Sunday 26th April, Third Sunday after Easter: Exodus 16: 4-15; Revelation 2: 12-17

I haven’t seen it, but Ridley Scott’s epic film Exodus: Gods and Kings received poor reviews last year and was even banned in Egypt due to historical inaccuracies. The censors […]

 

Rt. Rev’d David Conner, Dean of Windsor, 3rd May 2015, Fourth Sunday after Easter: Isaiah 60: 1-14; Revelation 3: 1-13

WORCESTER COLLEGE OXFORD 3rd May 2015   It was, I think, during last November that the poet, biographer, teacher and university academic Jon Stallworthy died. Well-known of course in Oxford, […]

 

Shelter the homeless. Leviticus 25: 35-38; Luke 10: 25-37. The Chaplain, 8th March 2015

Shelter the homeless. Leviticus 25: 35-38; Luke 10: 25-37. The Chaplain, 8th March 2015 ‘Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests but the Son of Man […]

 

Visit the Impriosoned – 1st March 2015, Canon Ian Cohen

Of the seven works or acts of Mercy for reflection, this evening mine is that of visiting those imprisoned. From our second reading this evening: Remember those who are in […]

 

Clothe the Naked – Rev’d Hugh Bearn, Vicar of Tottington and Chaplain to HM the Queen

Worcester College Oxford Clothe the Naked Ezekiel 16: 8-14; James 2: 14-18 The exposed and humiliated figure of a man hanging from a Cross is a common Christian symbol. There […]

 

The Very Rev’d Mark Bonney – Dean of Ely: Works of Mercy – Visit the Sick. Worcester College, Oxford 15 February 2015

Worcester College, Oxford 15 February 2015 Corporal works of mercy – Visit the Sick. James 5:15-20  Mark 6:7-13 Ely Cathedral, where it’s my joy to work and where I have […]

 

Prof. Susan Gillingham, ‘Feed the Hungry’ 1 Feb 2015

Worcester Chapel, 1 Feb 2015 ‘Feed the Hungry’ (Second of the Seven Acts of Mercy)   The so-called ‘seven acts of mercy’ are often associated with Lenten works of charity, […]

 

Introduction to the Seven Works of Corporal Mercy – The Chaplain

Sermon: Introduction to the Seven Works of Corporal Mercy 18th January 2015 Isaiah 58: 6-10; Matthew 25: 31-46   Í say móre: the just man justices; Kéeps gráce: thát keeps […]

 

University Sermon on the sin of pride, November 23rd 2014, the Provost

University Sermon on the Sin of Pride” preached by Provost Jonathan Bate in Worcester College Chapel, 23 November 2014   The preacher of the University sermon on the Sin of […]

 

Christ the King. Sermon Sunday November 23rd 2014. 2 Samuel 23: 1-7; Matthew 28: 16-end. The Chaplain

    Have you heard of ‘manspread’? It is a new term coined, not to express the middle-aged spread in men’s physique, but of the phenomenon that occurs when a […]