Read our Sermons

We have a variety of sermons and talks delivered on a Sunday morning service by our Vicar Revd Jonathan Hall, our Reader and visiting speakers. The sermons can often follow a particular theme. Below are a selection of sermons available for you to download from 2010 to 2017. 

Feel free to read and reflect on these in your own time.

Uriel means 'God is my Light'  Download

3rd December 2017
by Jonathan Hall


Christ the King  Download

26th November 2017
by Jonathan Hall


Encourage One Another  Download

19th November 2017
by Peter Smith


All Saints  Download

5th November 2017
by Jonathan Hall


Thanking God for His Word  Download

29th October 2017
by Peter Smith


Harvest Thanksgiving  Download

24th September 2017
by Jonathan Hall


Forgiveness  Download

17th September 2017
by Jonathan Hall


Love our neighbours as ourselves  Download

10th September 2017
by Peter Smith


Who Do You Think I Am?  Download

27th August 2017
by Peter Smith


Trinity 9  Download

13th August 2017
by Jonathan Hall


Trinity 7  Download

30th July 2017
by Jonathan Hall


Trinity 6  Download

23rd July 2017
by Jonathan Hall


Listening  Download

16 July 2017
by Peter Smith


Patronal Festival  Download

25th June 2017
by Jonathan Hall


Jesus says to Levi 'Follow Me'  Download

14th May 2017
by Peter Smith


Open Our Eyes  Download

30th April 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall


The Faith of Thomas  Download

23rd April 2017
by Peter Smith


Easter Sunday  Download

16th April 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Maundy Thursday  Download

13th April 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Palm Sunday  Download

9th April 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Passion Sunday  Download

1st April 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Mothering Sunday  Download

26th March 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall

Lent  Download

12th March 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Getting things into Perspective  Download

26th February 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Family Service (no sermon available) 5th February 2017

The Light of Love Shining  Download

29th January 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall


United Love and Service  Download

22nd January 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Sharing God's Mission  Download

15th January 2017
by Peter Smith


Epiphany  Download

8th January 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall

New Years Day  Download

1st January 2017
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Christmas Day Sermon  Download

25th December 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Midnight Communion  Download

24th December 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Advent 4  Download

18th December 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Advent 3  Download

11th December 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Being Prepared  Download

4th December 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Jesus as King  Download

20th November 2016
by Peter Smith


Harvest Family Service  Download

2nd October 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Harvest Thanksgiving  Download

25th September 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Deciding on our Loyalties - God v Money  Download

18th September 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


God Loves Us All - Parable of the Lost Sheep  Download

11th September 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Memorial Service Talk Download

4th September 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


The Cost of Discipleship  Download

4th September 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Humility  Download

28th August 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Sabbath Day Observance  Download

21st August 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Uncomfortable Gospel  Download

15th August 2016
by Revd Jonathan Hall


Should Christians Dream?  Download

17th July 2016
by Peter Smith


Ezekiel  Download

17th January 2016
by Janet Holdstock


Christmas Sermon  Download

24th December 2015 (Midnight Mass)
by Chris van Straaten


Zephaniah's Song of Joy  Download

13th December 2015
by Peter Smith


Pilate's two questions to Jesus  Download

22nd November 2015
by Peter Smith


Green Service  Download

15th November 2015
by Members of our 'Green Group'


Jesus Meets the Rich Man  Download

11th October 2015
by Peter Smith


Fire  Download

20th September 2015
by Peter Smith


The Beheading of John the Baptist  Download

12th July 2015
by Peter Smith


Do you want a clean or a dirty stable?  Download

28th June 2015
by Alex Clark, Director of the Family Trust (Guest Speaker)


Trinity Sunday  Download

31st May 2015
by John Smelt


Being part of the Body, the Church  Download

24th May 2015
by Chris van Straaten


Faithful Women  Download

17th May 2015
by Janet Holdstock


Jesus said: "I call you friends"  Download

10 May 2015
by Peter Smith


Storms  Download

19 April 2015
by Peter Smith


Easter  Download

5 April 2015
by Chris van Straaten

Jesus' Cross, and Ours  Download

1 March 2015
by Chris van Straaten

Temptations  Download

22 February 2015
by Peter Smith


Trust in the Bible  Download

15 February 2015
by Janet Holdstock


We are the Story  Download

23 November 2014
by Peter Smith


Why should we care for God's Creation?  Download

16 November 2014
by Paul Williams


Family Service  no sermon available

02 November 2014


Love God and Your Neighbour  Download

26 October 2014
by Peter Smith


Being Guests at God's Banquet  Download

12 October 2014
by Chris van Straaten


Family Service   no sermon available

04 October 2014


Is God Unjust?  Download

28 September 2014
by Chris van Straaten


Naaman 2 Kings  Download

21 September 2014
by Janet Holdstock


Finding our place in God's Church  Download

24 August 2014


Ageing  Download

17 August 2014


Open Air Service at Bluebell Hill   no sermon as venue was cancelled

10 August 2014


Family Service   no sermon available

27 August 2014


What's God's Kingdom Like?   no sermon available

27 July 2014


What's Holy Communion all about?  Download

22 July 2014
by Chris van Straaten


What sort of soil are we for God's Seed?  Download

13 July 2014
by Peter Smith


Family Service   no sermon available

06 July 2014


Snap Judgment  Download

29 June 2014
by Simon Burton-Jones


Fear of God  Download

22 June 2014
by Peter Smith


Joint Service with the Friars  no sermon available

08 June 2014


Coping with Pain  Download

01 June 2014
by Chris van Straaten


The Good Shepherd  Download

11 May 2014
by Peter Smith


Third Sunday of Easter

04 May 2014
No sermon available (Family Service talk)


Easter Sunday  Download

20 April 2014
by Peter Smith


Mothering Sunday  Download

30 March 2014
by Chris van Straaten


Nehemiah: Hard work but spiritual renewal too  Download

23 March 2014
by Kathy van Straaten 


Being busy on God's work is no cause for injustice   Download

16 March 2014
by Janet Holdstock  | Pastoral Assistant


Nehemiah: Coping with Hostility   Download

09 March 2014
by Gordon Hunt


Nehemiah: Be Practical and Consistent!  Download

23 February 2014
by Canon Alan Vousden


Nehemiah: Do Something!  Download

16 February 2014
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Nehemiah: Are You Bothered?  Download

09 February 2014
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Family Service no sermon

02 February 2014


God Still Calls Us to Follow Him  Download

26 January 2014
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


God's Plans Change, but His Purpose Stays the Same  Download

05 January 2014
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Immanuel  Download

22 December 2013
by Peter Smith  | Reader


John the Baptist  Download

08 December 2013
by Peter Smith  | Reader


God has a plan  Download

24 November 2013
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Green Service  no sermon

17 November 2013
by Environmental Group


Being humble before God  Download

27 October 2013
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Harvest Family Service  no sermon 

06 October 2013


Return of the Prodigal Son  Download

29 September 2013
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Being assertive like Jesus  Download

15 September 2013
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Memorial Service  Download

01 September 2013
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Prayer  Download

28 July 2013
by Mary Quenby  | Visiting Preacher


Showing Christian Love  Download

14 July 2013
by Peter Smith  | Reader


God and our mental wellbeing  Download

23 June 2013
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


We are called to be ONE  Download

12 May 2013
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Random acts of Kindness  Download

21 April 2013
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Healing our broken relationship with God  Download

14 April 2013
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Second Sunday of Easter  Download

07 April 2013
by John Smelt  | Reader


Easter Sunday Family Service  Download

31 March 2013
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Mothering Sunday  Download

10 March 2013
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Christians and Politics  Download

24 February 2013
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Coping with Anxiety  Download

17 February 2013
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Family Service  no sermon

09 February 2013


My relationship with God  Download

27 January 2013
by John Smelt  | Reader


A Christian attitude to money  Download

20 January 2013
by Rev Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Song of Redemption  Download

13 January 2013
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Growing in, knowing about God  Download

30 December 2012
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Christ the King: a meditation  Download

25 November 2012
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Care for Creation (10am)  Download

18 November 2012
by Helen Longley  | Visiting Preacher


Care for Creation (8am)  Download

18 November 2012
by Environmental Group  | Members of the group


Let's read the Bible  Download

24 October 2012
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Putting God first  Download

07 October 2012
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Back to Church Sunday  Download

30 September 2012
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Rainbows  Download

16 September 2012
by Peter Smith  | Reader


I am the Bread of Life  Download

12 August 2012
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


The Gospel through road signs Download

05 August 2012
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


8th Sunday after Trinity  Download  

29 July 2012
by John Smelt  | Reader


Great things from God Download

22 July 2012
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


God's Mission Download 

08 July 2012
by Peter Smith  | Reader


The problem of evil  Download

10 June 2012
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Christian Love  Download

13 May 2012
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Family Service  Download

06 May 2012
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


I am the Good Shepherd  Download

29 April 2012
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


God's peace  Download

15 April 2013
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Easter Sunday  Download

08 April 2012
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Leonard Cheshire  Download

11 March 2012
by John Atkinson  | Member of the congregation


Joni Eareckson Tada  Download

19 February 2012
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Amy Carmichael  Download

12 February 2012
by Kathy van Straaten  | Vicar's wife


Lucian Tapiedi  Download

29 January 2012
by John Smelt  | Reader


Andrew White  Download

22 January 2012
by Janet Holdstock  | Pastoral Assistant


C. S. Lewis  Download 
15 January 2012
by Gordon Hunt  | Congregation member


Desmond Tutu  Download

08 January 2012
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Young Voices Service  no sermon

24 December 2011
by Junior Choir members


In for the long haul  Download

29 October 2011
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Bible Sunday  Download

23 October 2011
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Harvest Sunday  no sermon

02 October 2011
by Visiting preacher  | Vicar


Back to Church Sunday  no sermon

25 September 2011


Streams  Download

18 September 2011
by Peter Smith  | Reader


Jeremiah  Download

28 August 2011
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Tattoos (Family Service)  Download

07 August 2011
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


Fore destined - called - justified  Download

24 July 2011
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


God meets our needs  Download

23 July 2011
by Chris van Straaten  | Vicar


People of the Spirit  Download

09 January 2011
by Peter Smith | Reader


Advent Sunday  Download

28 November 2010
by Peter Smith | Reader


Darwin  Download

16 May 2010
by Peter Smith | Reader


Elijah  Download

21 February 2010
by Peter Smith | Reader


Jesus' Baptism  Download

10 January 2010
by Peter Smith | Reader