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  • Preached at Celebration of Lay Ministry 2017 – Luke 6

    My garden has a number of apple trees and this year an abundance of apples - both cooking and eating apples.  I can’t tell you how many apple crumbles and pies we must have eaten this...

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  • Chrism Eucharist 2017

    As we are aware the diocese has been on a journey and I don’t intend to rehash again the things I said in my pastoral letter and Presidential Address to Synod.  As I’ve said...

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  • Presidential address to Synod - 18 March 2017

    As we are all now aware, following a period of prayer and reflection Bishop Philip decided last week that, for the sake of God’s mission in the Diocese, he should withdraw from the...

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  • Looking forward to a new year...

    Aristotle is supposed to have said “The more you know, the more you know you don't know.”  As we reflect on the past twelve months many will do so with joy, some with sadness...

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  • Presidential Address to Synod – 26 November 2016

    Some of you may know that a couple of weeks ago the diocese had a Peer Review.  Peer Review is a process being introduced to facilitate learning and improve shared accountability across the...

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  • Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod

    We’ve recently had Euro 2016 and perhaps the less said about that and the England performance the better.  We’ve also had Wimbledon and of course my favourite sport, Formula 1,...

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  • Easter address from Bishop Peter

    Preached at Easter Confirmations and Easter Day 2016 John 20:1-18 “Europe is approaching the point where the only way to control desperate migrants could soon be the regular use of...

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  • Christmas Day Service - 2015

    A few weeks ago following a service I took elsewhere in the diocese, I was enjoying - as is often the case - a cup of tea and some time in fellowship at the back of church.  There I was...

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  • Blessing of the Oils - Chrism Service at Sheffield Cathedral 2015

    Can I add my welcome to that of Bishop Steven and say what a privilege it is to be sharing once again in this service with you.  Thank you for our solidarity in Christ and each other. ...

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  • St Bart's, Maltby - 8 March 2015

    John 2:13-22 When I was a child one of the hymns we used to sing regularly was ‘Jesus good above all other’.  Do you remember it? The first verse says “Jesus, good above...

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  • Thorne St Nicholas - 1 March 2015

    Mark 8:31 I don’t know about you but I’m a sucker for advertising and I have to steal myself not to buy the very latest gadget that, up to that point, I didn’t know I...

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  • The Licensing of Fr Grant Naylor - 1 March 2015

    The reading from St Matthew reminds us that no one is excluded from being a disciple of Christ but it’s our responsibility to ensure that others hear the word of God and open up to the new...

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  • The Licensing of The Revd David Stevens - 3 February 2015

    John 15 Many of you will have read the Lord of the Rings by Tolkien or at least seen the films.  There’s a scene where Theoden King of Rohan is set free by Gandalf.  Theoden, a...

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  • The dedication of a new stained glass window at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Kirk Sandall and Edenthorpe - 1 February 2015

    John 2:1-11 During our centenary celebrations last year, Bishop Steven got into the habit of starting his talks with a joke, so I thought I’d do the same today.  But, you are...

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  • The Licensing of The Revd Abigail Thompson - 2 February 2015

    Luke 2:22-40 I don’t know if you’ve come across the craze called “the Bucket List”, it’s a list of things to do before you die originating from the term...

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