Sermons

First Sunday of Lent

Sermon preached by Rev’d Karen Charman on the First Sunday of Lent, 1st March 2020 at St Giles’ Church, Horspath Lent.  So, how’s it going?  Have you succumbed to temptation yet?  Eaten chocolate, or cake, or sweets … or whatever…

Ash Wednesday

Sermon preached by Rev’d Karen Charman on Ash Wednesday, 26th February 2020 at All Saints’ Church, Cuddesdon When I was discerning whether or not to apply for the post of Vicar of the Benefice of Garsington, Cuddesdon and Horspath, Mark…

First Sunday before Lent

Sermon preached by Rev’d Karen Charman on the First Sunday before Lent, 23rd February 2020.   Mountains and gods.  Mountains and temples, shrines or holy ground.  Have you noticed that they’re often linked? Mount Olympus, home of the Greek gods…

Candlemas

Sermon preached by Rev’d Karen Charman on Sunday 2nd February 2020. Today, we celebrate Candlemas, or the Presentation of Christ. As foretold by the prophet, Malachi, the Lord comes to his Temple. However, he comes not as a refiner’s fire,…