Sermons by Revd Stephen Baxter

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Start:Stop – William Wilberforce

The relationship of the Church to the issue of slavery is complex. There is shame at the time it took for the church to recognise that slavery contravenes the message of the gospel. Shame at the participation of individuals within the church and the church corporately in slave trading. But pride at the work of  [Read More]

Sung Eucharist – 23rd July 2020

We are delighted to have been able to resume public worship, but not everyone is able to travel to church safely at present, so we will continue to record our services for the time being. The order of service can be downloaded at this link, the prayers can be found here and guidance on making a Spiritual  [Read More]

Sung Eucharist – 16th July 2020

We were delighted to be able to resume public worship last week, but not everyone is able to travel to church safely at present, so we will continue to record our services for the time being. The order of service can be downloaded at this link, the prayers can be found here and guidance on  [Read More]

Start:Stop – St Swithun

July 15th is St Swithun’s Day. Like many famous people in history, Swithun is best remembered for something he didn’t do. The more interesting features and achievements of St Swithun’s life are completely eclipsed by the belief that the weather on St Swithun’s Day will determine the weather for the next forty days. In this  [Read More]

Sung Eucharist – 9th July 2020

It was a great pleasure to resume public worship in church this week. We hope to continue to celebrate the Eucharist as usual every Thursday from 12.45pm. Please only travel to church if you feel able to do so safely. This week we used ‘Zoom’ to livestream the service. We have also made a recording  [Read More]

Sung Eucharist – 2nd July 2020

Please join us for this week’s Sung Eucharist by watching this video recording. The order of service can be accessed here. Guidance on making a Spiritual Communion can be found here.  Following a change in guidance from the government and the Diocese of London we are able to celebrate the Eucharist together, in person, on Thursday 9th  [Read More]

Sung Eucharist – 25th June 2020

Whilst the church is now open for private prayer from Tuesday – Thursday (10.30am – 3.00pm) we must continue to worship online and by telephone only, for the moment. Please join in by watching this video recording of our weekly Eucharist. The order of service can be accessed here. Guidance on making a Spiritual Communion  [Read More]

Sung Eucharist – 18th June 2020

The church is closed but Reverend Stephen will continue to celebrate the Eucharist for us weekly. Please join in by watching this video recording. The order of service can be accessed here. Guidance on making a Spiritual Communion can be found here. 

Start:Stop – Sundar Singh – a Gospel for all

This week our Start:Stop reflection is inspired by the life of Sundar Singh, an Indian holy man and teacher of the faith, who saw the necessity of presenting the Christian faith in an ‘eastern bowl’ rather than a ‘western vessel’. The life of Sundar Singh provides a timeless example for the church of its expression  [Read More]