Holy Trinity Church

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Sermons from October 2020

St. Teresa of Avila – 15th October Alan Amos

Saint Teresa, born in the town of  of Ávila in 1515,  came from a noble Spanish family. Like many  such families of her time,  it was known to have Jewish roots which were no longer admitted  to publicly. Such families lived with a real sense of insecurity,  and that contributed in some ways to the person she became as she grew up…

Trinity 18 11 October 2020 Chris Welsh

Isaiah 25. 1-9        Psalm 23              Philippians 4. 1-9    Matthew 22.1-14 I am a bit of a stickler for the lectionary and love the discipline it imposes on us. Sometimes, it makes the preacher’s work very hard while at other times we are offered a real gift. What I do value is the obligation it offers to work out of scripture rather than the other way…

William Tyndale – Thursday 8th October : Alan Amos

William Tyndale (c. 1494 –. 6th October 1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation.   He came from Gloucestershire,  and the followers of John Wycliffe, the Lollards had been strong in that area,  and this is likely to have played an influence on his formation and independence of mind. His lasting reputation is as a translator of the Bible into English,  in…

St Francis – 1st October Canon Alan Amos

St. Francis was born in Assisi in 1181 or 2,   but rather than trace his life  which in outline will be familiar to you anyway,  I am going to take off in a different direction. This week has for me been a time for looking back and giving thanks,  after 50 years of ministry. And so as we celebrate St  Francis ,…

Trinity 17 4 October 2020. Chris Welsh

Isaiah 5. 1-7     Psalm 80 9-17     Philippians 3. 4b-14     Matthew 21. 33-46 Some of you will know the image included in the order of service today. It is by Lukas Cranach the Younger, painted as a memorial to the Reformer, Paul Eber, who taught theology in Wittenberg. When completed, it was hung in Luther’s parish church, St Mary’s. It is a significant…