Sermon preached at Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge, on Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent by Wim Kuiper, a Westcott Ordinand from the diocese of Europe. Today, the third Sunday of Advent is in the church known as Gaudete Sunday, Sunday of Joy. The name is taken from a Bible verse that says ‘Rejoice in the Lord always’. … Continue reading Ordinand Sermon – Advent 3
Sermon for St Barnabas’ Day, 11th June 2018 preached at the first Eucharist of 'Returner's Week' by Richard Magrath, Ordinand. Acts 11:19-30: 19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews. 20 But … Continue reading St Barnabas’ Day Sermon
Sermon preached by The Principal Closing Eucharist of the Easter Term Westcott House, Cambridge Thursday 14 June 2018 Readings: 1 Kings 18: 41-end; Matthew 5: 20-26 “Christopher sets the lowest standards and consistently attains them.” Mathematics. Easter term, 1978. It was not the most glittering of my school reports. More biting perhaps even than … Continue reading Closing Sermon of the Easter Term
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 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?
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
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