Recorded Sermons

A selection of sermons for anyone interested. They are usually between 10-15 minutes long, are based on the Bible readings for the Sunday in question (references provided), and include a poem in the hope that at least those words will be edifying.


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Whose wedding? – the hidden renewal of creation, Epiphany 2, St Cuthbert’s Kirklinton, 16th January 2022

Poem: ‘God’s Grandeur’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins


  • Isaiah 43:1-7
  • 1 Cor: 12:1-11
  • John 2:1-11

Hidden Revelation – the mystery of Epiphany, Epiphany, St Mary’s Stapleton, 9th January 2022

Poem: ‘The Journey of the Magi’ by TS Eliot


  • Isaiah 60:1-4
  • Matthew 2:1-12

The Apple – a Christmas story, Christmas Day, St Mary’s Stapleton, 25th December 2021

Poem: ‘Hill Christmas’ by RS Thomas

Meat God: Encountering the Divine through the Incarnation, St Mary’s Stapleton, 19th December 2021:

Poem: ‘The Offer’ by Mark Greene
Readings as for 12th December 2021, below

What’s in a story? A reflection on the six Christmas readings, St Mary’s Hethersgill, 12th December 2021:

Poem: ‘The Kingdom’ by RS Thomas


  • Genesis 3:8-14
  • Isaiah 9:2, 6-7
  • Luke 1:26-38
  • Luke 2:1-7
  • Luke 2:8-16
  • Matthew 2:1-11

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