Category Archives: Easter

Sermon: Stranger on the shore

A short sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter year C. John 21:1-19 This Sunday’s Gospel contains one of my favourite texts: ‘Jesus said to them “come and have breakfast”.’ What did you have for breakfast this morning: Cornflakes or … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Low in the grave he lay

I really enjoyed leading worship at Archway this morning. Eight young people confirmed during the service, a full church and a real sense of celebration. When it comes to choosing Easter hymns I tend to stick to traditional favourites. I … Continue reading

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Doing a new thing

Over the past few weeks Archway Close has been a place of chaos while the council has been beautifying the island site with wide pavements and a restored ‘cobbled’ road. By coincidence one day I found myself looking at a … Continue reading

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Sermon: Ascension Day

Preached at a lunchtime Ascension Day service at Archway Methodist Church, 2nd June 2011. Scripture reading: Acts 1:1-11. I sometimes find it hard to believe that I live in a household of adults. My children are 22 and 19 years … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Jesus stand among us

This week’s hymn has a local connection. It was written by William Pennefather, the Irish-born vicar of St Jude, Mildmay Park, near the eastern border of the borough of Islington. Pennefather exercised a remarkable inter-denominational ministry in the middle part … Continue reading

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Sermon: See my hands

A sermon for Easter 2C. In the past I have preached this as a single sermon, though as it stands in the present edit, it was preached in three parts. John 20:19-23 was read between the first and second parts … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: See, Jesus, thy disciples see

We are still in the season of Easter, and the Gospel this week (John 20:19-31) continues the story of Easter Day, with Jesus appearing among his disciples in a locked room, and a week later to Thomas. This scripture is … Continue reading

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