Sermon for the closing Eucharist of the Michaelmas Term – Fr Earl Collins

At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and … Continue reading Sermon for the closing Eucharist of the Michaelmas Term – Fr Earl Collins

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Alex Ross on the Feast of St Luke. October 2018.

2 Timothy 4:5-17           Luke 10:1-9 I don’t know about you: but I love ‘vision’ and ‘mission’ statements. There’s nothing I enjoy more of an evening than to sit down with a brandy and pour over the latest offering from a diocesan website. Now – I don’t mean statements about genuine … Continue reading Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Alex Ross on the Feast of St Luke. October 2018.

Sermon for the first Corporate Eucharist of Michaelmas Term – Fr Earl Collins

  Sermon for the 18thSunday after Trinity The Letter of James is a New Testament book strongly influenced by Old Testament wisdom. The author - maybe James the “Brother of the Lord,” maybe not - uses literary forms associated with that tradition such as aphorisms and admonitions. James wants us to cultivate “the wisdom that … Continue reading Sermon for the first Corporate Eucharist of Michaelmas Term – Fr Earl Collins

Grace, Faith, Crucifixion and Church- A Sermon by Rachel Murray.

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.

Westcott Foundation 2016-17 Programme

It is a great pleasure to publish the programme for this year's Westcott Foundation. As ever, there is a range of study days to resource church leaders in worship and mission, preaching and pastoral ministry, drawing on the riches of the church's tradition to enable engagement with the contemporary context.  You can download study day programme here: Westcott … Continue reading Westcott Foundation 2016-17 Programme

Thoughts on the Conversion of St Paul

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