Sermons


  Sermon preached at St Mary and St John Church, Trinity 19, Sunday 22nd October 2017, by Fr Phil Ritchie I went to see the film ‘Victoria and Abdul’ this week. A film about Victoria’s friendship in the last years of her life with a Muslim called Abdul. The great power […]

Lamp Three: Conversation with other Faiths



Sermon preached at St Mary and St John, Trinity 17 (Sunday 8th October), by Fr Phil Ritchie I want to start a conversation with you about our shared life as the church in this place. And I want this conversation to begin with 7 sermons, 7 reflections from me about […]

What Are the Seven Lamps? Lamp One









Sermon preached by the Rt Revd Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, at our Confirmation Service on 16th July, on 1 Cor. 3.1-15. It is the second of our sermon series on Paul’s letters to the early Christian communities. Bishop Steven’s original title for the sermon is “Christian Nurture.” Thank you for […]

The Church as a Half-Finished Building: Second Sermon on St ...