Bliss: knowing the Trinity (Sermon, 11/6/17) | Father Richard Peers

Sermon

Trinity Sunday, 11th June 2017

 

St Mary’s, High Offley

We cannot know when human beings first gathered on this hill top in awe and wonder to worship something other than themselves. We do not know what gods they worshipped or what prayers they used. But you only have to stand outside the porch here to see why they gathered here. It is impossible not to be aware of one’s own insignificance as the fields and farms, roads and rivers roll away all around, as you see the distant hills. We are fortunate indeed to be worshipping here together this bright June morning.

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Bliss: knowing the Trinity (Sermon, 11/6/17) | Father Richard Peers

Sermon

 

Trinity Sunday, 11th June 2017

 

St Mary’s, High Offley

 

We cannot know when human beings first gathered on this hill top in awe and wonder to worship something other than themselves. We do not know what gods they worshipped or what prayers they used. But you only have to stand outside the porch here to see why they gathered here. It is impossible not to be aware of one’s own insignificance as the fields and farms, roads and rivers roll away all around, as you see the distant hills. We are fortunate indeed to be worshipping here together this bright June morning.

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I have made your name known: Sermon at Waikato Cathedral, Easter 7, 2017 | Father Richard Peers

Sermon

Easter 7, 28 May 2017

St. Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton 

I am delighted to be here this morning and grateful to Dean Peter for the invitation to preach and to Bishop Helen-Ann for making the connection. In the face of all that fragments our world it is always good to make connections.

I am in Aotearoa-New Zealand as the keynote speaker at the Anglican Schools conference which took place at Dilworth School in Auckland last week. And, of course, I am learning far more than I am teaching while I’m here.

It was great to be welcomed by the boys at Dilworth in the Maori powhiri…

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I have made your name known: Sermon at Waikato Cathedral, Easter 7, 2017 | Father Richard Peers

Sermon

Easter 7, 28 May 2017

St. Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton 

I am delighted to be here this morning and grateful to Dean Peter for the invitation to preach and to Bishop Helen-Ann for making the connection. In the face of all that fragments our world it is always good to make connections.

I am in Aotearoa-New Zealand as the keynote speaker at the Anglican Schools conference which took place at Dilworth School in Auckland last week. And, of course, I am learning far more than I am teaching while I’m here.

It was great to be welcomed by the boys at Dilworth in the Maori powhiri…

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“It’s like church, but for everyone.”: Schools, Messy Hospitality and the Eglise Naissant | Father Richard Peers

Friday is the best day of the week in my job. Not because the weekend is close, but because Friday is my day for school visits. I try and fit three schools in. Collective worship, tour, conversation with the Head and Chair of Governors.

I never cease to be moved at the sacrificial way in which colleagues work for the children in our schools and give of themselves for them. I am also overwhelmed with the quality of the Christian experience children receive in schools and the engagement of parish churches and clergy.

Two weeks ago I was at Wargrave Primary in Newton-le-Willows. After a…

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