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The theme of our Sunday sermon series this term is 'Kingdom Values...' : Reconciliation, Peace, Love, Generosity, Mercy, Hope, Justice & Inclusivity. Each Sunday guest preachers will explore a dimension of Jesus’s teaching on the values of the Kingdom of God and their implications for today. 



Sung Eucharist Sermons


Upcoming Sermons

The Rev’d James Ridge
Sun, 30/04/2017 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d James Ridge
                Managing Chaplain, HMP Wayland

James is currently the Managing Chaplain at HMP Wayland in Norfolk where hehas been since August 2016 and before that he was at HMP Chelmsford for seven years including three and a half as Managing Chaplain there. Prior to that, he was in Parish ministry in North Essex. Aside from Criminal Justice and associated issues he has an interest in Liturgy, an eclectic taste in music and a fascination with all things mechanical from clocks to cars and especially with anything bearing an Aston Martin badge. He is married to Ruth who is a Methodist Minister and they have one son who is five.

Sun, 07/05/2017 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Dr Medi Volpe
                Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Ethics, Cranmer Hall, Durham

Medi (“Meeda”) Ann Volpe is a theologian whose work stands at the intersection of Christian formation, theological anthropology, spirituality and ethics. Currently, she is Lecturer in Theology and Ethics at Durham University (UK). Her work brings contemporary theological themes into conversation with voices from the classical Christian tradition. She also has a special interest in what the Church can learn from the lives of those with intellectual disabilities. Her first book, Rethinking Christian Identity: Doctrine and Discipleship was published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2013, and her essays have appeared in Modern Theology, the International Journal of Systematic Theology, and the Journal of Moral Theology (forthcoming, June 2017). Volpe’s new book project is entitled Resurrecting the Body: An Essay on the Life of the Church.

The Rev’d Dr Joel Love
Sun, 14/05/2017 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Dr Joel Love
                Vicar, St Margaret’s, Rochester

The Revd Dr Joel Love is a parish priest. Rochester parish, where he ministers, has recently joined the Inclusive Church network. Joel appeared on this year’s OneBodyOneFaith Rainbow list for his work on LGBT inclusion in the Church. Currently writing a chapter for a book about vows and a piece of postgraduate research on conversation, Joel’s previous academic interests include the vernacular literary dialogues of the French- and German-speaking Reformations. He has taught German, French, and English as a foreign language. In addition, he enjoys contemporary art house cinema, short films, and documentaries, as well as reading, travel, and wild swimming.

The Rev’d Canon Sue Pinnington MBE
Sun, 21/05/2017 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Canon Sue Pinnington MBE
                Rector, St Michael and All Angels, Houghton Le Spring

The Rev’d Canon Sue Pinnington has been the Rector of Houghton-Le-Spring in County Durham since 2008. Sue was ordained priest in 1997, following training for ordination at St Stephen’s House, Oxford. She served her curacy in Peterborough Diocese and her first incumbency at St Michael and All Angels, Cottingley in Bradford Diocese, where she was also made an Honorary Canon of Bradford Cathedral. While in Cottingley Sue was awarded an MBE for services to the community through the Cornerstone project. She continues this work in Houghton-Le-Spring through a community project called Space 4, offering a safe space five days a week with one to one support, discrete groups, and community activities aiming to enable people to navigate life’s challenges for themselves. St Michael & All Angels also hosts the new inclusive service ‘Open Table’, which aims to create a safe sacred space to explore faith and what it means for all, regardless of gender or sexuality under the banner ‘Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are welcome here’. Sue is also the Woman Advisor in Ministry for the Bishop of Durham.