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Sermons from All Saints Church, Wokingham
12 minutes | Dec 7, 2022
Sermon on Safeguarding Sunday 2022
This sermon by The Reverend Colin James on Safeguarding Sunday 2022 which was also the feast of Christ the King is a heartfelt call to all Christians and churches to recognise safeguarding is at the heart of the Christian gospel.
11 minutes | Dec 5, 2022
Repent! A message for today?
Revd Hannah Higginson's sermon from Advent 2 - 4th December 2022 - reflecting on the news that the percentage of Christians in our country has dropped to its lowest for 1500 years. What should our response be? And how does John the Baptist's message 'Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven has come near?' fit in with our response?
10 minutes | Nov 27, 2022
What we look forward to
Sermon for Advent Sunday by Canon David Hodgson about how the gospel hope for the return of the Lord inspires and sustains our faith in God's presence with us now.
10 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
Sun of Righteousness rises with healing in its wings
Revd Hannah Higginson's sermon from 13th November on Luke 21:5-19 and Malachi 4:1-2 exploring Jesus' apocalyptic teaching and God's promise that although bad things will happen , God will always be with us and we are encouraged that one day God's peace and justice will conquer
11 minutes | Nov 13, 2022
How are we blessed when poor and excluded?
A sermon for All Saints Sunday by The Reverend Canon David Hodgson
16 minutes | Oct 16, 2022
Biblical Widows: Grovelling Grannies or Teaching Tools?
A sermon by Rev'd Becky Medlicott based on the gospel of Luke parable of the persistent widow and the story in the Book of Genesis of Jacob wrestling with the angel of God.
11 minutes | Oct 9, 2022
Claiming the power of thankfulness. A sermon by Canon David Hodgson.
How do we give thanks for life in the face of injustice?
9 minutes | Oct 2, 2022
A Harvest Celebration?
Sermon from Revd Hannah Higginson at Harvest, looking back over Creationtide and reflecting on whether we should be celebrating or lamenting as we consider the climate emergency 2nd October 2022
22 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
How to become an eco-church
A talk at All Saints Church Wokingham Parish Communion on 25th September 2022 by Rosemary Croft about her experience of being part of an eco-church team at her own church in Reading, as part of the Season of Creation (12 mins) Followed by question and answer session with the congregation (9 mins).
10 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Listening to the voice of creation
Sermon by The Reverend Hannah Higginson about the climate and nature emergency on this Climate Sunday by the Reverend Hannah Higginson
8 minutes | Sep 11, 2022
"Why are you afraid?"
A sermon on the Sunday after the death of Queen Elizabeth the Second, by Canon David Hodgson, Rector of All Saints Wokingham It is based on the story of Jesus' calming the storm in Matthew Chapter 8. David speaks of how the wisdom and Christian faith we saw in the life and values of Queen Elizabeth which sustained her in good times and bad is an example of the faith and hope all Christians may lay hold of, in the face of seemingly overwhelming threats , such as those posed by the climate emergency. In the face of this overwhelming threat he calls upon all politicians, corporations and investors to follow the example of the late Queen by making a priority of doing the right thing and working with the best interests of all people at heart.
14 minutes | Sep 4, 2022
Climate action in our souls . A sermon by Rt Revd Olivia Graham Bishop of Reading
At the beginning of this year's Season of Creation the Bishop of Reading calls us to climate action both outwardly and inwardly
11 minutes | Aug 21, 2022
"Set free from bondage to injustice"
Sermon by Canon David Hodgson based on the gospel account of Jesus healing a woman on the Sabbath day.
10 minutes | Aug 14, 2022
Not peace but division
Sermon from Revd Hannah Higginson at All Saints Church, on 14th August 2022, based on Luke 12:49-56 - Hannah explores how Jesus' message and the values of the Kingdom of God will cause division as they conflict with the values of the world.
12 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Being Rich Towards God
Sermon by Revd Colin James from 31st July 2022 based on Luke 12:13-21
7 minutes | Jul 24, 2022
Reclaiming the power of asking.
This sermon by Canon David Hodgson is a call to reclaim confidence in asking for help from God in prayer and on behalf of others. Based on the teaching of Christ in Luke Chapter 11.
13 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
Power, choice, dignity - being alongside families in hardship
Emma Cantrell, Founder and CEO of Wokingham-based charity First Days speaks about the values and motivations which drive the work of this charity which supports families facing hardship.
12 minutes | Jul 10, 2022
Being an inclusive church
Ruth Wilde, national coordinator of Inclusive Church came to All Saints Wokingham to talk about Inclusive Church and also to find the challenge to us now in the well-known gospel story of the Good Samaritan
12 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
All God's children
The Reverend Colin James preaches on the topic "All God's Children" based on the Letter of St Paul to the Galatians Chapter 3 verses 23-29 Photo by Yulia Gadalina on Unsplash
15 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
'Being with is the inner dynamic of the Trinity - God being with God; it is the essence of God being with us in Christ; and it is the fulfilment of the Spirit's work in our being with one another.' Sam Wells, A Nazareth Manifesto, 2015.
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