Sermons by Andrew Bishop

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Choral Evensong - 7 August 2016

‘Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be known in all the earth’ + In nomine Patris… I am not usually given to quoting lyrics of the Swedish pop group Abba – I usually reserve my references to Abba as the beautiful, intimate Aramaic phrase used… Read more

Sermon by Andrew Bishop on Sunday 7th August 2016

Cathedral Eucharist - 24 July 2016

‘Lord, teach us to pray…’ Luke 11.1 + In nomine Patris… Prayer is not unique to Christianity. It is not even unique to the teaching of Jesus. John the Baptist was already teaching about prayer, and the Old Testament is full of it: after all, Jesus’ disciples asked… Read more

Sermon by Andrew Bishop on Sunday 24th July 2016

Choral Evensong - 3 July 2016

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Sermon by Andrew Bishop on Sunday 3rd July 2016

Cathedral Eucharist - 19 June 2016

‘Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you’. So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him’ (Luke 8.39) + In nomine Patris If you picture in your mind a prisoner or captive you will perhaps see someone with hands and legs… Read more

Sermon by Andrew Bishop on Sunday 19th June 2016

Cathedral Eucharist - 29 May 2016

The gospel of the healing of the centurion’s slave is fascinating on many levels: intercession to Jesus on behalf of another; the nature of authority; quality of faith. And there is an insight into the relationship between Jesus, the Jewish elders and the Roman authorities. Far from the noti… Read more

Sermon by Andrew Bishop on Sunday 29th May 2016

Choral Evensong - 22 May 2016

‘The angel of the LORD appeared to Moses in a flame of fire out of a bush’ (Exodus 3.2) A couple of weeks ago the pictures coming from Fort McMurray in Canada were terrifying in the extreme. Much like wild fires we have seen in Australia, the fire advanced at extraordinary speed, dest… Read more

Sermon by Andrew Bishop on Sunday 22nd May 2016

Ascension Day Eucharist

‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ (Acts 1.6) + In nomine Patris… You need to wear your shades if you go into the Lady Chapel on a sunny day at this time of year. The steps take you up into the chapel and, for a moment, your sight line is dir… Read more

Sermon by Andrew Bishop on Thursday 5th May 2016

Choral Evensong - 24 April 2016

A sermon preached at Evensong for the Eve of St Mark. ‘The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.’ (Mark 1.1) In nomine Patris… St Mark’s gospel is short, and to the point. It is easily readable at one sitting, and, in fact, it is regularly and… Read more

Sermon by Andrew Bishop on Sunday 24th April 2016

Choral Mattins - 17 April 2016

Alleluia. Christ is risen. He is risen indeed, alleluia. In nomine Patris… St Paul asks, ‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O grave, is your sting?’ (1 Corinthians 15.55). The ridiculing of death lies at the heart of the Easter proclamation of resurrection. How can deat… Read more

Sermon by Andrew Bishop on Sunday 17th April 2016

Cathedral Eucharist - 10 April 2016

Alleluia. Christ is risen. + In nomine Patris… Threefold challenges, questions and answers come up in the gospels more than once. Three times in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus challenges the disciples to stay awake, to watch and pray. Later on Maundy Thursday, in the courtyard of the Hig… Read more

Sermon by Andrew Bishop on Sunday 10th April 2016