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Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

Today completes our sequence of readings from the book of Jonah at Matins. To many people Jonah’s is a familiar tale - despite their often being a little hazy on some of the detail and why it might matter. Jonah: who absconds, to flee from the call of God to preach repentance to the people… Read more

Sermon by on Sunday 2nd September 2012

The Twelth Sunday after Trinity

Brother, sister... rival: so ran the headline of article recounting readers' tales of sibling rivalry –  the poignant,  mischievous and hilarious.  I'm sure my sister and I have our own memories of petty jealousy, perceived unfairness, pranks and squabbles.  We've  s… Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 26th August 2012

The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Taste, and see that the Lord is good(Psalm 34) Mealtimes at my grandparents’ house brings back warm memories for me (they were always more peaceful than at home!) and I recall one of the quirks of my late grandfather who always insisted that we should chew our food well. Not just bite a… Read more

Sermon by on Sunday 26th August 2012

The Bread of Life

Guildford Cathedral possesses a small but interesting collection of twentieth-century church plate.  Most of the pieces were commissioned in the years leading up to the Cathedral’s consecration in 1961, and inevitably reflect the taste of the period.  Among the finest of the commun… Read more

Sermon by Nicholas Thistlethwaite on Sunday 19th August 2012

Evensong - Eleventh Sunday After Trinity

There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. (Exodus 3.2) There are few things more terrifying, impressive and majestic than a flame.  Just think how captivating the fire breather is. No wonde… Read more

Sermon by on Sunday 19th August 2012

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

If you were to choose a passage from the Bible for a wedding, I wonder what you would choose and why. I wonder if either of today’s readings would feature in your choice. The first reading from the Song of Songs is full of the most passionate, intense, intimate and yearning description of h… Read more

Sermon by on Sunday 29th July 2012

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises. Much has been made of Danny Boyle’s £27million budget for Friday night’s Olympic opening ceremony. The stadium was full of noises; full of colour and dance; full of words and music. Creative: yes. Eccentric: probably. The tableaux from… Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 29th July 2012

Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Let them praise his Name in the dance:let them sing praises unto him with the tabret and harp.(Psalm 149.3) Dance is not something that many Anglican churchgoers associate with holiness and a worshipful experience. Don’t panic, I’m not going to ask you to! After all, at a party or… Read more

Sermon by on Sunday 15th July 2012

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Ahead of the Booker long list, and in time for the holiday season, yesterday's Guardian Review was full of suggested summer reading.  From The Casual Vacancy, J.K Rowling's foray into adult fiction, to the latest  offerings of John Banville, Ian McEwan and  Zadie Smith, we are spoil… Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 15th July 2012

Annual Friends Service

Friendship is something we easily take for granted.  It is both less immediately exciting, and less newsworthy, than the torrid relationships of footballers and television celebrities, film stars and members of the royal family.  The passion of first love, and the blossoming of a romance… Read more

Sermon by Nicholas Thistlethwaite on Sunday 8th July 2012