Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

Sermons from June 2017

Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656) and David’s Sorrow

HOMILY at CHORAL EVENSONG for the SECOND SUNDAY after TRINITY (A) 2017   The music we have just heard was written by someone who was once described as one of music’s great survivors. And it is certainly true that Thomas Tomkins lived a remarkably long life for someone of his generation – he was 83 when he died, just a few miles…

Our Calling

HOMILY at the 9h and 10h30 MASSES for the FIRST SUNDAY after TRINITY (A) 201 There is a book which is causing something of a storm in the United States at present. It’s called the Benedict Option and in it the author, Rod Dreher, paints an apocalyptic picture of life in the States. He suggests that things there are now so inimical…

Being in relationship

HOMILY at the 19h SUNG MASS for the FEAST of the MOST HOLY TRINITY (A) 2017 Today is something of a strange Feast in the life of the Church – a kind of ‘God Sunday’. Years ago, when I first ordained, if you were allotted the task of preaching on this Sunday it was regarded as the short straw. The great Roman…

God’s Unity

HOMILY at the 10h30 MASS for the FEAST of the MOST HOLY TRINITY (A) 2017 There is a lovely story which I am inclined to remember when Trinity Sunday comes round – though I don’t think that I have ever shared it with you before. It’s about the American Archbishop of Boston from 1944-1970, Richard Cardinal Cushing. When he was a parish…

One in Three – God’s Essential Unity

HOMILY at the 9h MASS for the FEAST of the MOST HOLY TRINITY (A) 2017 As a theological student, I was warned by my College Principal that I should never preach about the Collect for the Day. I believe that the reason for this was a good one – that the homily should seek to explore and engage with the readings for…