A sermon on the need to make the flourishing of children everywhere central to the practise of Christian faith. By Canon David Hodgson on the First Sunday of Christmas 2019 following the reading of the Gospel of Saints Matthew's account of the slaughter of the children of Bethlehem by Herod the Great.
This sermon by The Reverend Hannah Higginson, Associate Priest at All Saints Church Wokingham, brings an honest and insightful message for busy people based on the story of Martha and Mary in the gospel according to Saint Luke.
A sermon on Trinity Sunday 2019 by Canon David Hodgson. Listen to how both the incomprehensible mystery of God and the relational character of God in love for us, which the doctrine of the Holy Trinity teaches, are necessary for our growth into the full humanity God has created and redeemed us for.
Extravagant God. A sermon by The Rev'd Canon David Hodgson on Passion Sunday 2019. Based on John 12;1-8 and Philippians 3: 4 -14.
Key words; Christ, gospel, God, extravagance, waste, utilitarian, compassion, generosity, faith, gratitude, co-operative, self-interest, feelings, rational, calculation, perfume, serving, economics, religion.
A sermon by Canon David Hodgson at All Saints Church Wokingham on the first Sunday of Lent 2019.
Key words: Jesus, temptation, love, God, Lent, unworthy, violent,sinners, wealth, power, money, good news, Christ,
A sermon by The Reverend Canon David Hodgson, Rector of Wokingham All Saints, based on the gospel according to S. Luke Chapter 5 verses 1 -11.
Key words: fish, kingdom of God, Jesus, Christ, God, Simon,miracle, abundance, sustainability, economy, habitat, good news, welcome, ministry, blessing, grace, relationship with God,forgiveness, acceptance, hope, faith, joy, confidence, catechesis.
Based on the ancient story of the great prophet of Israel, Samuel, called upon as a young apprentice to speak the difficult truth to his master; this sermon by Canon David Hodgson calls upon the current Government to listen to the truth about the impact its policies have had in increasing poverty and hardship for the most vulnerable people in the UK; and to make the policy changes needed.
A sermon about how the Spirit of Christ has changed human life for good; by The Rev'd Canon David Hodgson, based on the story of Jesus' miracle at the wedding in Cana. Includes a hilarious "wedding rescue" anecdote.
Sermon by John Boylan, Authorised Lay Preacher at All Saints Church Wokingham.
Bible reading: Mark 2.23-3.6
Introduction: There’s a story about an American tourist driving through a remote part of Southern Ireland. It was a very hot day and he was pleased, having not passed anyone in over 30 minutes, to find a little pub albeit in the middle of nowhere where he could stop for lunch and ask directions. On entering the pub, he found it completely empty apart from the Landlord, who greeted him with a big smile and welcome. “Gee this is wonderful” he said, “I’m dying for a cold beer.”
Sermon by Canon David Hodgson Sunday 10th June 2018
Bible reading: Mark 3: 20 -35
When it was announced last week that Paul Dacre was retiring as editor of the Daily Mail there have been few retirement announcements that have provoked such a wide range of reactions. To some, he was a “true icon”. To Lord Rothermere he was “the greatest Fleet Street editor of his generation” – but then Rothermere owns the Daily Mail! To Labour Lord Adonis “it seems like a moment of national liberation. This influence has been so negative on our public life for 25 years.”
To Conservative MP Nicholas Soames “It’s impossible to overestimate Dacre’s poison at The Mail - no man can be called a ‘great’ editor who permits the headline that the Judges are the ‘Enemies of the People’”.
Those reactions to Paul Dacre’s retirement are a useful reminder that the idea of news as neutral – or that news media simply report the facts of events- is definitely a fantasy..