Previous Sermons

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Revd Jackie Sellin

Much as I’d love to believe that the congregation hangs on my every word, I know full well that ones attention can occasionally wander during a sermon. Sometimes it’s useful to be able to go back and re-read the message, or to catch up if you haven’t been able to make it to church.

Please do feel free to contact me if you would like to chat about the sermon, or indeed anything else!

Revd Jackie Sellin
Assistant Chaplain

Sermon for Sunday 17th September

Readings: Exodus 14:19-31; Psalm 114; Romans 14:1-12; Matt 18:21-35 “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” (1) Powerful words from Martin Luther King Jnr.  Forgiveness and love.  To have one is to possess the other quality.  To be devoid of one is to be devoid of the other.  And, as we hear every Sunday, to love is one of the great commandments. …

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Sermon for Sunday, 3rd September 2023

Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 115; Romans 12:9-21; Matt 16:21-28 Not to us, O lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness. A quiet but helpful member of the form.  That was how my teachers generally described me in my school reports.  As a teacher I now know that it means I never opened my mouth, but I did help tidy the classroom!  And so, when at training college I…

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Sermon for Sunday 20th August 2023

Readings: Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a,29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 “For the love of God is broader than the scope of human mind, and the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind.”(1) Human beings are very good at building walls. We have built them around our cities, around our countries – just look at Hadrian’s Wall, the Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall, and the Korean Wall. We build them to keep people out and to keep people in.…

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