A sermon preached by Ben Edwards, ordinand at Evening Prayer 14th March 2017. I remember once at school there was this kid who was essentially at the top of the food chain. He was this sort of dark eyed, brooding thug who I never once saw crack a smile. His Dad was a detective … Continue reading The myth of redemptive violence- A sermon by Ben Edwards.
A Sermon preached by Rachel Murray, Ordinand, on 25th January 2017 for the feast of The Conversion of St Paul. _________________________________________________________ If you had told me…. 4 months ago…on 25th September, the first day of the Michaelmas term that today I would voluntarily be preaching to you on the Conversion of St Paul…..I would have … Continue reading Grace, Faith, Crucifixion and Church- A Sermon by Rachel Murray.
A Sermon preached by Arwen Folkes, Ordinand, on 18th May 2016. _______________________________________________‘No one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterwards to speak evil of me’~ Mk 9.38-40May I speak in the name of….When a business idea is born there almost always follows a process of strategic planning, writing a … Continue reading The distinction of λόγος- A Sermon by Arwen Folkes.
A sermon preached by Rachel Revely, ordinand, on Tuesday 10 May 2016 Evening Prayer readings: Deuteronomy 31.14-29, 1 John 3.1-10 What… is… the… point? Now I am sure we have all thought that recently especially after midnight in the library. But that’s also what I would be thinking if I were Moses in … Continue reading What is the point?
Written by Philip Murray, Ordinand. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.Lk 1:38On entering the Shrine Church at Walsingham, pilgrims come immediately to the Annunciation Altar. There, in bright white and Marian blue, that tremendous moment at the beginning of … Continue reading Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Sermon preached by Ayla Lepine, ordinand at Festal Eucharist for SS Philip and James__________________________________________________________________‘And you know the way to the place where I am going.’ In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.Our reading from John’s gospel this morning begins with something that that seems pleasant. Be comforted. Relax. Everything is … Continue reading And you know the way to the place where I am going. – A Sermon for St Phillip and St James
Easter Term Opening Eucharist - Monday 18 April 2016Sermon preached by The Rev'd Dr Will Lamb, Vice-PrincipalI came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10.10)+In the name of the Father…When I was first ordained as a Deacon, I remember having to learn the Exsultet, the Easter Song of Praise. As you … Continue reading Easter Term Opening Eucharist Sermon
Tuesday March 15 was the final Quiet Day for the Lent Term at Westcott. Instead of addresses, the community was invited to meditate on 5 poems by Michael Justin Davis, four of which came in the voices of Simon of Cyrene and Mary Magdalene. The poems are posted below. All have come from Michael Justin Davis, … Continue reading Meditations from Westcott’s Quiet Day – Lent Term
Given by Beth Phillips, Westcott's Tutor in Ethics.2 Cor. 1.3-7; Luke 2.33-35‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction . . … Continue reading Sermon in anticipation of Mothering Sunday / Refreshment Sunday, 2016
Carol Backhouse, current senior student at Westcott House and all-around legend, shared some of her meditations today, the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul:Acts 9.1-22. Matthew 19.27-30Let’s fast forward seven months. Or nineteen months. Or thirty one months. It’s a Monday morning, and you’re heading for morning prayer at your new shiny parish church, … Continue reading Thoughts on the Conversion of St Paul