Listen to some sermons, Gospel readings and prayers at St Thomas's.
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Sermons at St Thomas's:
15th March 2020: Revd Kelvin Inglis refers to today's scripture readings. They challenge us both in our Christian faith and in what it is to live in God's love, which has been poured into our hearts and gives us hope in difficult times (Welcome and introduction 00:00-02:45, Readings 02:46-06:22, Gospel 06:22-11:29, Sermon 11:30-23:27, Intercessions 23:28-29:06, Notices 29:07-end)
8th March 2020: Revd Tom Clammer tells us to see Lent not as a season of suffering but a season of joyous Hope (Readings 00:00-03:04; Gospel 03:04-06:06; sermon 06:06-20:25; intercessions 20:25-24:35; notices 24:35-end)
1st March 2020: Revd Kelvin Inglis involves children from the Choir and from Godolphin School, exploring the nature of Lent as a period of quarantine from all those things that build walls between us and God (Readings 00:00-03:54, Gospel 03:55-05:45, Sermon 05:49-22:28, Intercessions 22:29-27:54, Notices 27:55-end)
23rd February 2020: On Transfiguration Sunday, with all the churches together, Revd Kelvin Inglis reminds us that we are all united in our common belief of the Presence and Glory of a Loving God at the centre of all (Readings 00:00-04:00; Gospel 04:00-06:05; sermon 06:05-23:55; prayers 23:55-27:45; notices 27:45-end)
Charter Service, 16th February 2020: The Mayor's Chaplain, Revd Sarah Wood-Roe, reflects on Jesus' instruction in today's gospel to strive first for the Kingdom of God. This requires from us forward-looking, bold action to promote love, reconciliation and healing as citizens of His kingdom (Introduction and Lord's Prayer 00:00-02:35, First reading 02:36-04:36, Mayor's address 04:37-05:49, Gospel 05:49-08:39, Sermon 08:41-19:59, Prayers 20:00-21:35, Notices 21:37-24:41, Blessing 24:44-end)
9th February 2020: On this first Sunday back together after the beautiful refurbishment, Rev Kelvin Inglis reminds us that we are called to be 'Salt to the World' and 'Light of the World' bringing flavour and dispelling darkness where we go. Due to a technical problem, this service is not available.
5th January 2020: No recording as church closed. Joint service in the Cathedral.
29th December 2019: In this last Sunday service of the year and before the church closes for refurbishment for the next 5 weeks, Revd Kelvin Inglis asks us to look for Christ in everyone, particularly those on the margins of society. (Readings 00:00-03:40; Gospel 03:40-06:35; sermon 06:35-20:50; intercessions 20:50-25:20; notices 25:20-end)
25th December 2019: Midnight Mass
22nd December 2019: With the frantic excitement and noise that accompanies the approach of Christmas, Rev Robert Prance explores "How silently, how silently thy wondrous gift is given" (Readings 00:00-02:55; Gospel 02:55-04:55; sermon 04:55-18:22; intercessions 18:22-24:18; notices 24:18-end)
15th December 2019: 'Are You the One?' John the Baptist asks Christ. Revd Kelvin Inglis explains that he was expecting different signs of power - fire and the winnowing fork. Christ describes to John how his power is in fact manifest - in joy and in people flourishing. (Readings 00:00-03:05; Gospel 03:05-05:06; sermon 05:06-16:40; intercessions 16:40-20:53; notices 20:53-end)
8th December 2019: Revd Selina Deacon reflects on the Christmas Tree Festival and Isaiah's message of hope: the deep, persistent, human hope for justice and peace. As we wait, watch and prepare for the coming of Christ, we know that through good and ill he is our hope (Gospel 00:00-02:31, Sermon 02:33-12:49, Intercessions 12:53-17:14, Notices 17:17-end)
1st December 2019: on Advent Sunday, Revd Kelvin Inglis refers to the biblical symbolism in the Doom painting and considers the nature of judgement and the infinite reach of God's mercy. We are encouraged to be challenged constantly by Jesus' teaching and to keep turning towards God (Readings 00:00-02:23, Gospel 02:24-04:00, Sermon 04:02-21:12, Intercessions 21:15-26:40, Notices 26:43-end)
24th November 2019: The Revd Canon Angela Tilby uses the newly restored Doom painting to illustrate how our acts have eternal consequences. With Christ at the centre of reality, we have free will to recognise our obvious connectedness rather than to turn inwards towards the hell of living just for ourselves (Readings 00:00-03:27, Gospel 03:30-05:42, Sermon 05:44-17:28, Intercessions 17:31-23:15, Notices 23:17-end)
17th November 2019: Revd Wendy Cooper explores the sense of threat and warning found in today's Gospel and how these in fact point to a greater security in Christ (Readings 00:00-02:35; Gospel 02:35-06:05; sermon 06:05-19:40; prayers 19:40-26:10; notices 26:10-end)
10th November 2019: A service of remembrance led by the Revd Kelvin Inglis (Introduction and reading 00:00-03:50; sermon 03:50-14:15; prayers, Act of remembrance and Act of commitment 14:15-23:00; notices 23:00-end)
3rd November 2019: The Revd Joanna Percival considers how chance encounters with "ordinary saints" can change us. She encourages us to recognise our real need of God and to share with others our experiences aswell as the deep loving kindness we have received from God (Readings 00:00-03:54, Gospel 03:55-06:07, Sermon 06:09-20:51, Intercessions 20:54-25:54, Notices 25:55-end)
27th October 2019: The Revd Kelvin Inglis looks at the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. If we know that it is by grace alone that we succeed and if we acknowledge our failings and lean on His mercy, then we will know the humility that brings us closer to God (Readings 00:00-04:15; Gospel 04:15-06:04; sermon 06:04-21:05; intercessions 21:05-27:37; notices 27:37-end)
20th October 2019: No recording - Churches together at the United Reformed Church
13th October 2019: The Revd Keith Thomasson, senior chaplain at Alabare talks about meeting the vulnerable where they are by being willing to make ourselves vulnerable too (Readings 00:00-04:50; Gospel 04:50-06:50; sermon 06:50-17:05; intercessions 17:05-23:05; Helen Inglis on Alabare 23:05-30:21; notices 30:21-end)
6th October 2019: This Harvest Festival and with the help of the junior choir, the Revd Selina Deacon reminds us of God's bounteous gifts to us all and our responsibility to care for his creation and share it with all mankind (Readings 00:00-04:02; Gospel 04:02-06:25; sermon 06:25-17:20; intercessions 17:20-23:45; notices 23:45-end)
29th September 2019: The Revd Tom Clammer reassures us that the spiritual battles we experience within ourselves, outside and in the world have all already been won in Heaven (Readings 00:00-03:35; Gospel 03:35-05:25; sermon 05:25-18:35; intercessions 18:35-23:50; notices 23:50-end)
22nd September 2019: The Revd Robert Prance unpicks the parable of the unjust steward. We like Christ, are called to be optimistic, to look for the best and the potential in others rather than being critical and sitting in judgement. (Readings 00:00-02:25; Gospel 02:25-05:20; sermon 05:20-21:48; intercessions 21:48-27:45; notices 27:45-end)
15th September 2019: Revd Kelvin Inglis reflects on God's abundant grace and the nature of true evangelism in the form of a Christian life full of the values of the Kingdom (Readings 00:00-04:06, Gospel 04:08-06:13, Sermon 06:15-20:17, Intercessions 20:19-24:09, Notices 24:12-end).