Sermons

Learning to Listen

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at All Saints’, Cuddesdon and St Giles’, Horspath on Sunday 14th January 2018. Reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20]. A few years ago a very kind student whose parents had just bought an old…

In the Beginning

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington on Sunday 10th December at St Mary’s, Garsington. Readings: Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1: 1-8. A few years ago Jonathan and I went to see the Welsh National Opera’s production of Tristan and Isolde. …

Cairns in the Fog

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at All Saints’, Cuddesdon on All Saints’ Sunday 2017. Readings: 1 John 3: 1-3, Matthew 5: 1-12.   The gentle season of ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’ has this week taken a colder turn…

Living by the Golden Rule

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at St Mary’s Garsington and St Giles’ Horspath on Sunday 29th October 2017. Readings: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 and Matthew 22: 34-46. One of the things I used to love doing as a child…

Embodied Angels

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington in the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford on Sunday 29th October. Readings: Ecclesiastes chapter 11 and 2 Timothy 2:1-7. One of the many things which I love about this Chapel of Magdalen is…

The Coinage of Christ

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at All Saints’ Cuddesdon on Sunday 22nd October 2017. Reading: Matthew 22: 15-22. Museums are wonderful places.  You never know what you might come across.  This summer after a hot morning lying on…