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Jesus and Mary at the wedding – a model of how to pray John 2:1-12 by Revd Alex Pease

John 2:1-12 The Wedding at Cana How should we pray? Jesus told us in the Lord’s prayer how to pray.  But he also tells us in this story of the wine running out at the Cana wedding Usually, of course, wine running … Continue reading

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Revd Amanda Denniss’ last service in Itchen Valley Parish Sunday 14th January 2018

  It was a packed house to say goodbye to our Rector Revd. Amanda Denniss on Sunday at St Mary’s Easton at our Parish Communion.  After almost three years, Amanda is moving on but, fortunately, will remain in Winchester Diocese. … Continue reading

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What would the Wise Men give today and why it should make us humble by Revd Alex Pease

In all the services today Epiphany 2018, we explored the wise men’s gifts and what they mean and what wise men today might look like and what gifts they might bring. In the All Age Service, Richard and Claire acted … Continue reading

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What Paddington 2 and Christmas have in common by Revd Alex Pease

Christmas Day Luke 2:1-20 One of the highlights of the Christmas season for me this year has been seeing the film Paddington 2. I recognise that not all of you will have seen this – but can I recommend it, … Continue reading

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John 1:1-14 Why we are here and what the baby Jesus has to do with it by Revd Alex Pease

John 1:1-14 – First Communion of Christmas Sermon ‘So what is your family history?’ The doctor conducting the medical said to me. ‘How do you mean?’ I replied ‘Well virtually every human illness has a hereditary component and so if we … Continue reading

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John the Baptist, the Isle of Lewis and the future! Mark 1:1-8 by Revd Alex Pease

What were they all doing? All those people from Jerusalem and the surrounding area flooding out into the desert to repent and get baptised by John the Baptist? Its odd because they all had work to do! Its not as if there was … Continue reading

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The Sheep and the Goats Matthew 25:31-46 by Revd Alex Pease

This is a talk given at the BCP Communion on Sunday 26th November 2017 and at the Taize service on the same day.  You can listen to the recording here and the transcript follows Matthew 25:31-46 The Sheep and the … Continue reading

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