Sermons by Phillip Dawson

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Start:Stop – Celebrating St Luke

Luke’s writing encourages us to rely on the guidance of the Holy Spirit to discern how best each of us should witness the Good News of Jesus in our lives and actions. The Spirit is an important person in the Gospel – present at key moments in the life and ministry of Jesus – and  [Read More]

Start:Stop-Celebrating St Francis of Assisi

Last week the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee published its report on ‘The UK’s footprint on global biodiversity’ which highlighted the growing number of animal and plant species that are threatened with extinction. The UK’s consumption patterns, the report concluded, remain unsustainable and overseas development assistance that seeks to integrate poverty and environmental objectives  [Read More]

Choral Eucharist – Thursday 23rd September

Choral Eucharist from St Stephen WalbrookThe Sixteenth Week after Trinity SundayThursday 23rd September 2021 Please join us for our Sung Eucharist by watching the recording online. Please support the ministry of St Stephen Walbrook by making a donation via our website at this link  Celebrant : The Reverend Stephen BaxterPreacher : Phillip Dawson, OrdinandThe Choral  [Read More]

Start:Stop – Frozen Assets?

This week the church celebrates Saint Matthew, patron saint of bankers, tax collectors and accountants. In our Start:Stop reflection we ask whether it is time to take stock and reconcile the balance sheet of our own lives? Are we properly valuing our assets – those things that are dear to us. Are we taking proper  [Read More]

Start:Stop – Will the dust praise you?

Psalm 30 is the song of thanksgiving of someone who has survived a terrible crisis, the nature of which is ambiguous but clearly perilous; the psalmist states that their foes were rejoicing over them, that they were in the “Pit”. As we read on we learn that their cries for help were heard; God turned  [Read More]

Sung Eucharist – 22nd July 2021

Sung Eucharist on the Feast of St Mary Magdalene Thursday 22nd July 2021 Please join us for this week’s service by watching this video recording. Do support the ministry of St Stephen Walbrook by making a donation at this link, if you are able  Celebrant : The Reverend Stephen Baxter Preacher : Phillip Dawson, Ordinand  [Read More]

Start:Stop – Business as usual

Brother Lawrence, a seventeenth century Carmelite Lay Brother seemed to perfect the art of being ‘constant in prayer’ – of making prayer ‘business as usual’. But isn’t that what monks are supposed to do? His letters and conversations published under the title “The Practice of the Presence of God” reveal that the life of a lay  [Read More]

Start:Stop – It’s all in the cloud

It seems as though more and more of our knowledge is now being stored “in the cloud” – even our knowledge about God, about ourselves and our memories of others – and our cloud keeps growing. That might sound a bit scary to some – but according to an anonymous mystic, writing in the late fourteenth  [Read More]