Sermons by Phillip Dawson

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Morning Prayer – 19th October 2020

“Let the rivers clap their hands and let the hills ring out together before the Lord” (Psalm 98, verse 8) Inspired by this verse from one of the Psalms appointed for this morning, I thought I would lead our online service of Morning Prayer from beside the River Thames, which is a short walk from  [Read More]

Start:Stop – Keep Awake

Chapter Thirteen of Mark’s Gospel contains the longest speech on a single topic in the whole of the text. In what some call the “Markan Apocalypse,” Jesus offers a glimpse of what’s in store for his followers in the future. In the tradition of ancient apocalyptic writing, the passage ‘elasticates’ time – giving descriptions of  [Read More]

Compline – 5th October 2020

This evening at 9pm Phillip is leading Compline (Night Prayer) for the online community at St Augustine’s College of Theology where he is a student. He writes; “I am having another go at singing the office! But I cannot come close to the skills of our Choral Scholars I am afraid, so sorry for all  [Read More]

Morning Prayer – Michael & All Angels

Michael is regarded as the protector of Christians from the devil, particularly those at the hour of death. He is the patron saint of police officers. Today we give thanks for the many ways in which God’s loving care watches over us, both directly and indirectly, and we are reminded that the richness and variety  [Read More]

Start:Stop – Restored to his right mind

Mark is upfront that his gospel is a story about “regime change” – how the life of Jesus Christ altered the shape of what is possible – not only for the people of Mark’s day but for everyone, everywhere and in every time. This change, this transformation, does not come about through arbitrary displays of  [Read More]

Morning Prayer – 24th August 2020

Phillip is leading an online service of Morning Prayer today for St Augustine’s College of Theology, where he is a student. Please join him by watching the video above.   The order of service can be found at this link or follow the text below. Hello, welcome to a short service of Morning Prayer, from the  [Read More]

Morning Prayer – 27th July 2020

Join Phillip for Morning Prayer, according to the Book of Common Prayer, for the online community of St Augustine’s College of Theology, where he is a student. Follow the order of service at this link.  Psalms : 120, 121, 122, 123, 124 and 125 Readings : 1 Samuel 10.1-16 and Luke 22.24-30

Start:Stop-Mary Magdalene

The academic Anna Carter Florence has said that the best literature uses language that moves – and encourages us to read scripture ‘verbs first’. For many centuries, parts of the church seem to have been distracted by the nouns it has chosen to ascribe to Mary Magdalene. Sinner. Prostitute. But she is best remembered for  [Read More]

Sung Morning Prayer – 13th July 2020

Phillip led Morning Prayer today for St Augustine’s College of Theology, where he is a student. Please join him by following the video above. Today, he sings the office for the first time! With a bit of help from the organ! You can sing along by following the chants in the order of service at  [Read More]