Sermons

Prepare the way of the Lord

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at All Saints’ Cuddesdon on Sunday 9th December 2018. Readings: Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3: 1-6. Two weeks to go and, dare I ask, how are your preparations for Christmas going?  Every year I…

Let in the light

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at All Saints’ Cuddesdon on All Saints’ Sunday. Readings: Revelation 21: 1-6a, John 11: 32-44. We are very fortunate to have some amazing stained glass within the three churches of our benefice.  I have my…

Let me see

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at All Saints’ Cuddesdon on Sunday 28th October. Readings: Hebrews 7:23-28, Mark 10: 46-52. “My teacher, let me see again,” such is the plaintive cry which comes from the lips of blind Bartimaeus…

Gifts of the Spirit

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at All Saints’, Cuddesdon on Sunday 14th October 2018. Collect      God, the giver of life, whose Holy Spirit wells up within your Church: by the Spirit’s gifts equip us to live…

Breaking down Barriers

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at St Mary’s, Garsington and St Giles’, Horspath on Sunday 9th September. Readings: James 2:1-10, 14-17 and Mark 7:24-37. Across Oxford for the last few days, there has been an opportunity to discover…

Church without walls

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington on Sunday 22nd July at All Saints’, Cuddesdon and St Giles’, Horspath. Readings: Ephesians 2:11-22, Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56. Sam Well’s latest book Incarnational Mission opens with this amusing story: Did you ever…

Embracing Holiday Freedom

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at All Saints’, Cuddesdon and St Giles’ Horspath on Sunday 8th July 2018. Reading: Mark 6: 1-13 We are coming into that great time of the year, the holiday season and everyone is…