Sermons by Phillip Dawson

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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]

Start:Stop – The Bread of Life

Like many churches, we have begun to consider the changes we need to make to enable us to celebrate the Eucharist safely when public worship resumes here. For our Start:Stop reflection this week, I thought it seemed a good time to think about how our lives are changed by receiving the Eucharist? Listen at the  [Read More]

Start:Stop – The perfect messenger

Reminding us that change is a natural part of God’s creation, Midsummer’s Day falls this week in the northern hemisphere, the point at which the days start to decrease and the nights start to increase in length. Six months before Christmas, Midsummer’s Day also marks the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist. Jesus  [Read More]