Service Archive – 2018 & 2019

Sermons and recordings pre-2020

29th December 2019

Reading: Matthew 2:13-end

Speaker : Dave D’Arcy

Christmas Day 2019

Readings: Isaiah 9; 2,3,6 & 7

Speaker : Rev Amanda Featherstone

Carol Service 2019

Readings: Micah 5:2-4, Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:1-7, Luke 2:8-20

Speaker : Rev Paul Weston

Autumn Sermons 2019

Most recent are at the top

24th November Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20

17th November Psalm 98

Illuminate Service, 11 November 2019

You are valuable – God’s masterpiece

In Loving Memory

A special service to remember and give thanks for loved ones who have died.


Over the summer we explored who Jesus is through the ‘I am …’ statements. Now over three weeks (20th & 27th October and 3rd November) we explore who we are in Christ, our true identity.  ‘… are precious to me. You are honoured, and I love you.’ Isaiah 43 verse 4

3rd November Ephesians 1:1-10

27th October Matthew 3:13-17

20th October Psalm 139

13th October 2 Timothy 2:8-15

6th October Healing Service: Jesus said, ‘I am willing’
Mark 1:40-45

29th September Harvest Celebration: ‘How can we reduce our plastics?’
Genesis 1, Romans 8:18-21 with Guest Speaker Alison Tsang

22nd September: Youth Work Sunday

This recording starts with a dramatised Bible reading from 1 Kings 19; Ria Taylor’s talk starts about 9 min 30 s into the track

15th September: 

Reading Luke 15:1-7; talk by Adam Parker

Pentecost 2019

Rev Amanda Featherstone’s first Sunday at St Mary’s was Pentecost Sunday 2019. Here is her sermon, following the reading from Acts 2:1-21

Baptism Service, 2 June 2019

Psalm 27 sets the scene for this talk at the baptism of one of the youngest members of St Mary’s.

Lent 2019: Don’t give up; take up!

According to a popular newspaper the most popular things to give up for Lent last year were chocolate, social networking, alcohol, Twitter, Facebook, school, meat, sweet, coffee and fizzy drinks. The abstinence from these things aims to remind us of the experiences of Jesus during his time of fasting for 40 days in the desert before he began his ministry and to help focus and reflect on the eventual sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. But, this period in Jesus life has far more to teach us about living a spirit filled Christian life that it does about giving things up.

Sermons from this Lent series can be found here

Seeing Salvation: Welcoming the Messiah

In this talk, on 6th February 2019, Paula Gooder looked at the Presentation of Christ at the Temple, in particular why it was so incredible that both Simeon and Anna recognised Jesus. Paula is Director of Mission Learning and Development in the Diocese, and is a writer, lecturer and Reader.

Expectations of the Messiah

In this talk, on 14th November 2018, Paula Gooder looked at the development of the Jews’ understanding of a Messiah through the Old Testament, leading up to its fulfilment in Jesus. Paula is Director of Mission Learning and Development in the Diocese, and is a writer, lecturer and Reader.