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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 Safeguarding Sunday

20th November 2022 Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 I am the door of the sheepfold Not one that’s gently hinged or deftly hung,Not like the ones you planed at Joseph’s place,Not like the well-oiled openings that swungSo easily for Pilate’s practiced pace,Not like the ones that closed in Mary’s faceFrom house to house in brimming Bethlehem,Not like the one that no man may assail,The dreadful curtain, The forbidding veilThat waits your breaking in Jerusalem. Not oneContinue reading “Sermon for Safeguarding Sunday”

Sermon for Remembrance Sunday

13 November 2022 Reading: John 15: 9-17 At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them. When I was about 11, my parents took my sister and I to France for the first time. We drove to Alsace, stopping off at interesting places on the way. One of these left a lasting impression on me. My parents insisted on visiting one of the 1st World War cemeteries. It was a beautiful warm sunny day.Continue reading “Sermon for Remembrance Sunday”

Sermon for Stewardship Sunday

6th November 2022 Gospel: Luke 17.11-19 There is a beautiful carol which I love to hear, and sing, at Christmas. In the Bleak Midwinter. It is a beautiful poem by Christina Rosetti, and the words are powerful, yet simple: heaven cannot hold him; enough for him who is adored by angels is a breastful of milk; Mary worships Jesus with a kiss. Simple things, simple offerings, human offerings to Christ in response to the gift of him to us. TheContinue reading “Sermon for Stewardship Sunday”

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