Sermons by Phillip Dawson

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Night Prayer – 26th May 2020

Phillip is a student at St Augustine’s College of Theology and was asked to lead Compline (Night Prayer) this evening. As a special day – the College’s Patronal Festival – and operating within the guidelines of the College of Bishops, the service was broadcast from the church. 

Morning Prayer – 20th May 2020

This morning, Phillip led Morning Prayer at St Augustine’s College, where he is a student.  Today the church remembers Alcuin of York. This morning’s service uses words written by Alcuin in between the psalms and readings appointed for today.

Start:Stop – Decisions, decisions

Listen to this week’s Start:Stop reflection at the link above. Read the script in full here. On Thursday, the church celebrates the life of St Matthias. Virtually all we know about him is from a few short passages in Acts of the Apostles, which tells us that he’d been a loyal follower of Jesus right  [Read More]

Morning Prayer – Thursday 30th April

Phillip led virtual Morning Prayer for the the online community of St Augustine’s College of Theology today, where he is a student: Morning Prayer led by Phillip DawsonThursday 30th April 2020 Join me for Morning Prayer using the Common Worship order of service in contemporary language. We’ll be singing a hymn played by my friend  [Read More]

Start:Stop – Why Work?

Hello and welcome to this week’s Start:Stop reflection from St Stephen Walbrook, my name is Phillip Dawson. Under normal circumstances we would be repeating this short reflection in church every quarter of an hour; commuters on their way to work would drop in as they pass by, starting their day by stopping to reflect for a few  [Read More]

Morning Prayer – Thursday 16th April

Phillip is a student at St Augustine’s College of Theology, based in Southwark and at Malling Abbey in Kent. During the lockdown, staff and students at the college are leading morning prayer and compline as well as a midday reflection, which is broadcast on the college facebook page.  Phillip was asked to lead Morning Prayer  [Read More]

Start:Stop – Raising the Bar

Through Lent we continue our journey through the first chapter of Genesis, using as our guide the Archbishop of  Canterbury’s Lent Book “Saying Yes to Life”. You can read this week’s reflection at this link  or listen to an audio version above.  You can download a free digital copy of this year’s Lent Book by signing  [Read More]