Sermons

Letting Go

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at St Mary’s, Garsington and St Giles, Hospath on Sunday 10th February 2019. ‘They left everything and followed him.’ In her autobiography St Teresa of Avila tells of the rather endearing time when…

The Glory of God at Candlemas

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at All Saints’, Cuddesdon, on Sunday 3rd February 2019. In the National Gallery at the moment there is a wonderful exhibition of the work of two leading Renaissance artists: Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni…

Following the Manual of Love

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at All Saints’ Cuddesdon on Sunday 27th January 2019. Readings: Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Luke 4:14-21. It’s been a while since we last moved house. Happily memories of that experience, often deemed…

Christmas families

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at St Mary’s Garsington and St Giles’ Horspath on 30th December 2018. Readings: 1 Samuel 2:18-20,26 and Luke 2:41-52. The story has swiftly moved on in our gospel reading this morning.  Gone are…

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…