St Margaret of Antioch,Binsey Sermons

Here can be found sermons given at services at St Margaret's church in Binsey.


  • 5th Sunday of Easter. This is the first service of evening prayer at which I have officiated at this church or, indeed, anywhere


  • 3rd Sunday of Epiphany. It has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarrelling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, 'I belong to Paul', or 'I belong to Apollos', or 'I belong to Cephas', or 'I belong to Christ'. Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptised in the name of Paul?
  • Sunday next before Lent. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.
  • Mothering Sunday . When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, 'Woman, here is your son.' Then he said to the disciple,'Here is your mother,' And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.
  • Good Friday. A meditation
  • Easter Sunday. A meditation
  • 3rd Sunday of Easter. A meditation
  • 7th Sunday of Easter. A meditation


  • 4th Sunday of Epiphany. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
  • 2nd Sunday before Lent. They were afraid and amazed, and said to one another, Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water and they obey him?
  • 4th Sunday of Lent. The daughter of Pharoah came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw the child, He was crying, and she took pity on him,"This must be one of the Hebrews' children", she said.
  • 5th Sunday of Lent. Now the feast of unleavened bread drew near, which is called the Passover
  • Good Friday. Over the last week of Passiontide leading into the Triduum we have lived through incident after incident in a narrative which has culminated in what, to every rational assessment, is a tragic denouement, the death of a good man
  • Easter Day. Jesus said to her, 'Mary!'. She turned and said to him 'Rabbouni!'.
  • 2nd Sunday of Easter . Jesus said to them again, 'Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.'
  • 3rd Sunday of Easter . And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a cloth. Jesus saith unto them. Loose him, and let him go.
  • 4th Sunday of Easter . Praise ye the Lord. Praise. O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.
  • 5th Sunday of Easter . And they went out quickly and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed. Neither said they anything to any man; for they were afraid.
  • 6th Sunday of Easter . On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
  • 7th Sunday of Easter . He who descended is he who also ascended far above all heavens, that he might fill all things, And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ...
  • Trinity Sunday. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
  • 1st Sunday after Trinity. This document contains two sermons. Morning: All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall bow before him. For kingship belongs to the Lord; he rules over the nations. Evening: Taking her by the hand he said to her, 'Tal'itha cu'mi'; which means, 'Little girl, I say to you arise.' And immediately the girl got up and walked (she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement.
  • 4th Sunday after Trinity Sunday. And Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
  • 5th Sunday after Trinity Sunday. Then he said, 'Oh do not let the Lord be angry, if I speak just once more. Suppose ten [righteous people] are found there [in Sodom].' The Lord answered, 'For the sake of ten I will not destroy it'.
  • 6th Sunday after Trinity Sunday. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off- scouring of all things.
  • 7th Sunday after Trinity Sunday. But Joseph said to them, 'Fear not, for am I in the place of God?'.
  • 8th Sunday after Trinity Sunday. But it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
  • 10th Sunday after Trinity Sunday. This document contains two sermons. Morning: If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil. If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. Evening: The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
  • 11th Sunday after Trinity Sunday. He who has the bride is the bridegroom; the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice; therefore, this joy of mine is now full. He must increase, but I must decrease.
  • 12th Sunday after Trinity Sunday. I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild beasts will honour me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert
  • 14th Sunday after Trinity Sunday. A couple of weeks ago I was approached by an earnest young man, who I took to be a student, in the cafe at Wolfson College where I was having coffee with a friend. He had observed that I was walking with a slight limp and he asked whether he could pray for it to be healed.
  • 17th Sunday after Trinity Sunday. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
  • Bible Sunday . He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: 'The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.'[Luke 4: 16-19].
  • Christ The King . He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation, for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers – all things have been created through him and for him.
  • 4th Sunday of Advent . Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel
  • Christmas Day. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.