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Sermons

A rich archive of sermons delivered by our clergy and visiting preachers. 
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Homily: Julian of Norwich by Norman Allen, Reader - Evening Prayer, Sunday 8th May 2022

Julian of Norwich is a homily delivered by Norman Allen, Reader at St Paul's, at Evening Prayer on Sunday 8th May 2022 (Fourth Sunday of Easter). Click on the secure link below to read or download a copy.

Homily_Julian_of_Norwich_by_Norman_Allen_Sunday_8th_May_2022.pdf

Readings: Isaiah 63, 7-14 & Psalm 98

 

Sermon: Do You Love Me? by Norman Allen, Reader - Eucharist Service, Sunday 1st May, 2022

'Do You Love Me?' is a sermon by Norman Allen, Reader at St Paul's, delivered at the Eucharist Service on Sunday 1st May 2022 (Third Sunday of Easter).  Click on the secure link below to read or download a copy.

Sermon_Do_You_Love_Me_by_Norman_Allen_Sunday_1st_May_2022.pdf

Readings: Acts 9, 1 – 20 & John 21, 1 – 19.

Homily: Desert Flowers by Norman Allen, Reader - Evening Prayer, Sunday 3rd April 2022

Desert Flowers is a homily by Norman Allen, Reader, delivered at Evening Prayer on Sunday 3rd April 2022 (Fifth Sunday of Lent). Click on the secure link below to read or download a copy.

Homily_Desert_Flowers_by_Norman_Allen_Sunday_3rd_April_2022.pdf

Reading: Isaiah 35

Sermon: Realpolitik by Norman Allen, Reader - Eucharist Service, Sunday 20th March 2022

'Realpolitik' is a sermon from Norman Allen, Reader at St Paul's, delivered at the Holy Communion service on Sunday 20th March 2022 (Third Sunday of Lent). Click on the secure link below to read or download a copy:

Sermon_Realpolitik_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_Sunday_20_March_2022.pdf

Readings: Isaiah 55, 1-9 & Luke 13, 1-9 

Homily: Triumph by Norman Allen, Reader - Evening Prayer, Sunday 27th February 2022

'Triumph' is homily from Norman Allen, Reader at St Paul's, delivered at Evening Prayer on Sunday 27th February 2022 (Sunday next before Lent). Click on the secure link below to read or download a copy:

Homily_Triumph_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_Evening_Prayer_27_February_2022.pdf

Reading: Psalm 55

 

Sermon: Shipshape by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 20th February 2022

'Shipshape' is a sermon by Norman Allen, Reader at St Paul's, delivered at the Eucharist Service on Sunday 20th February 2022 (Second Sunday before Lent).  Click on the secure link below to read or download a copy.

Sermon_Shipshape_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_Sunday_20_February_2022.pdf

Readings: Revelation 4 & Luke 8, 22-25

Sermon: Magna Est Veritas by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 30th January 2020

'Magna Est Veritas' is a sermon delivered by Norman Allen, Reader, on Sunday 30th January 2022 (Third Sunday of Epiphany).  Click on the secure link below to view or download a copy:

Sermon_Magna_Est_Veritas_by_Norman_Allen_Sunday_30_January_2022.pdf

Readings: 1 Corinthians 12, 12-31a & Luke 4, 14-21

Sermon: Heraclitus by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 16th January 2022

Please click on the link below to download and view the sermon 'Haraclitus' delivered by Norman Allen, Reader at St Paul's, at Evening Prayer on Sunday 16th January 2022 (First Sunday of Epiphany).

Sermon_Heraclitus_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_Sunday_16_January_2022.pdf

Readings:  1 Samuel, 3, 1-16 & Ephesians 4, 1-16

Sermon: Beginning by Norman Allen, Reader at St Paul's - Sunday 2nd January 2022

Sermon: 'Beginning', delivered by Norman Allen, Reader, on Sunday 2nd January 2022 (Second Sunday of Christmas).

Sermon_Beginning_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_Sunday_2_January_2022.pdf

Readings: Ephesians1, 3-14; John 1, 1 -18

Sermon: Visitation by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 19th December 2021

'Visitation' is a sermon by Norman Allen, Reader, delivered on Sunday 19th December 2021 (Fourth Sunday of Advent).

Sermon_Visitation_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_Sunday_19_December_2021.pdf

Readings:  Mica 5, 2-5a; Luke 1, 39-45

Sermon: Advent 21 by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 28th November 2021

Sermon: 'Advent 21' by Norman Allen, Reader, delivered on Sunday 28th November 2021 (First Sunday of Advent).

Sermon_Advent_21_ by Norman_Allen, Reader_Sunday_28_November_2021.pdf

Readings:  Jeremiah 33, 14-16; Luke 21, 25-36

Sermon: Endeavours by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 14th November 2021

'Endeavours' is a sermon by Norman Allen, Reader at St Paul's, delivered on Sunday 14th November 2021 (Remembrance Sunday).

Sermon_Endeavours_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_14_November_2021.pdf

Readings:  Psalm 9, Daniel 3, 1-7

Sermon: Restoration by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 24th October 2021

'Restoration' is a sermon by Norman Allen, Reader at St Paul's, delivered on Sunday 24th October 2021 (Last Sunday after Trinity).

Sermon_Restoration_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_Sunday_24_October_2021.pdf

Readings:  Hebrews 7, 23-28 & Mark 10, 46-52

Sermon: Tria in Juncta by Norman Allen, Reader, Sunday 17th October 2021

'Tria in Juncta', a sermon by Norman Allen, Reader, delivered on Sunday 17th October 2021 (Twentieth Sunday after Trinity). Feast Day of Bishop Ignatius Theophorus of Antioch.

Sermon_Tria_in_Juncta_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_Sunday_17_October_2021.pdf

Readings: John 17, 20-25

Sermon: Purim by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 26th September 2021 (Season of Creation: Week 4)

'Purim', a sermon by Norman Allen, Reader, delivered on Sunday 26th December 2021 (Season of Creation: Week 1 - Praying for our home planet and its people).

Sermon_Purim_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_Sunday_26_September_2021.pdf

Readings:  Esther 7, 1-6, 9-10; 9, 20-22; &  Mark 9, 38-50

Sermon: Nagging Wife by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 5th September, 2021 (Season of Creation: Week 1)

Sermon 'Nagging Wife' delivered by Norman Allen, Reader, on Sunday 5th September 2021 (Season of Creation: Week 1 - A just home for all people).

Sermon_Nagging_Wife_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_Sunday_05_September_2021.pdf

Readings: Proverbs 21, 9

Sermon: Whole Armour of God by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 22nd August 2021

Sermon: 'Whole Armour of God' delivered by Norman Allen, Reader on Sunday 22nd August 2021 (Twelfth Sunday after Trinity).

Sermon_Whole_Armour_of_God_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_22_August_2021.pdf

Readings: Ephesians 6, 10-20;  John 6, 56-69

Sermon: Seven Pillars by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 15th August 2021

'Seven Pillars', a sermon by Norman Allen, Reader, delivered on Sunday 15th August 2021 (Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary).

Sermon_Seven_Pillars_by_Norman_Allen_Reader_15_August_2021.pdf

Readings: Psalm 111; Proverbs 9, 1-6

Sermon: On The Feast Of St James by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 25th July 2021

A sermon for St James' Day by Norman Allen, Reader.

Sermon_On_The_Feast_Of_St_James_by_Norman_Allen_25_July_2021.pdf

Readings: Acts 11, 27- 12, 2; Matthew 20, 20-28

Sermon: Vegetarian! by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 4th July 2021

'Vegetarian!'  A sermon  by Norman Allen, Reader, delivered at Evening Prayer on Sunday 4th July 2021

Sermon_Vegetarian_by_Norman_Allen_4_July_2021.pdf

Readings: Romans 14, 1-17; Psalm 63

Sermon: Priorities 21 by Norman Allen, Reader - Sunday 27th June 2021

'Priorities 21' by Norman Allen , Reader, delivered on the Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 27th June 2021

Sermon_Priorities_21_by_Norman Allen_27_June_2021.pdf

Readings: 2 Corinthians 8, 7-end ; Mark 5, 21-end

Sermon: God's Opportunities by Norman Allen, Reader - 28th February 2021

God's Opportunities, delivered on the Seconday Sunday of Lent, 28th February 2021 by Norman Allen, Reader

Sermon_God's_Opportunities_by_Norman_Allen_28_Feb_2021.pdf

Readings: Genesis 17, 1-7, 15-16; Mark 8, 31-end

Sermon: Tough Love by Norman Allen, Reader - 19th May 2019

Tough Love, a sermon by Norman Allen, Reader, delivered on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, 19th May 2019

Sermon_Tough_Love_by_Norman_Allen_19_May_2019.pdf

Readings: Genesis 22, 1-18; Acts 11, 1-18; John 13, 31-35

May we ever strive to follow the great commandment, - to Love God and our Neighbours as ourselves.  Amen