Category: Reflections

Reflection for Advent IV

By Rt. Revd. David Oakley Bishop of Northampton [Please note that the following is transcribed from the above recording and hasn’t been fully checked for accuracy.] He was in the world and the world came into being through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own and his own...

Reflection for Advent III

By Revd Canon Helen Cameron, Chair of Northampton District of the Methodist Church One of the joys of my role as Chair of a Methodist District that includes Milton Keynes but also includes Loughborough, Leicester and the Chilterns is the infinite variety of my work. I can be in the centre of Milton Keynes at Christ...

Reflection for Advent II

By Revd Geoffrey Clarke, Moderator of the East Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church Seeing through the eyes of the creator All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. John 1: 3a (Thank you for the invitation to offer a reflection for Living Stones. I am delighted...

Advent Meditation for Advent Sunday, 29 November 2020

By Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham It’s good to be in Cornerstone. This is Advent Sunday, the beginning of a new Christian year, and this year of all years, it’s time for a reboot, not a bailout. Time to reset. In the world’s best-loved movie, Julie Andrews said, we start at the beginning,...

Sermon for Sunday, 22 November 2020

The kingdom of heaven is the most important concept in the preaching of Jesus. It’s one of the most important concepts in the Gospel. And we find Jesus preaching about the kingdom right at the beginning of his ministry, as Matthew records it back in chapter 4. And we find that having heard that John has...

Sermon for Sunday, 15 November 2020

By Revd David Moore Psalm 123 A Prayer for Mercy 1 Lord, I look up to you, up to heaven, where you rule. 2 As a servant depends on his master a maid depends on her mistress, so we will keep looking to you, O Lord our God, until you have mercy upon us. 3 Be merciful to us,...

Sermon for Remembrance Sunday, 8 November 2020

By Revd Paul Le Sueur It is 1950 and a twelve-year old boy is standing with others in his school quadrangle on a cold and bleak November morning. It is 11.00 am in the morning and high up on the school tower a bugler is playing The Last Post. A solemn silence falls and for two minutes...