Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

Sermons on Isaiah

Sermon on the Feast of the Epiphany – celebrated 7 January 2024

Taking another road Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany which in the Eastern Church focuses on the baptism of Christ whereas in the West, it focuses mainly but not exclusively on the visit of the Magi to Jesus and the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. It also brings the traditional twelve days of Christmas celebrations to an end…

Sermon for Sunday 10th December 2023 – the Second Sunday of Advent

One of my favourite memories of Christmas Eve when I was a child, was polishing silver.  It may seem an implausible pleasure but it is true.  My mother had about six silver bowls, some small and others medium-sized which were carefully stored away during the year.  On Christmas Eve, they would be ceremoniously brought out of the cupboard, wrapped in last year’s…

Sermon for Holy Trinity on Sunday 22nd October 2023, the 20th Sunday after Trinity

Render unto Caesar ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s and to God the things that are God’s’ (Matthew 22.22). These words of Jesus as recorded in Matthew’s gospel, have sparked lively and often controversial debate between church and state ever since.  They’re often taken to mean that Christians should observe a firm division between their life of…

Sermon for Sunday 8 October 2023 – 18th Sunday after Trinity

Where there is no vision, the people perish: But he that keepeth the law, happy is he’. (Proverbs 29.18 KJV) Today is a milestone in the life of Holy Trinity as we are launching our Vision and Strategy, setting our plan for our church and chaplaincy for the next three years. It has been some time in gestation as we have discussed,…

Sermon for Sunday 15 January 2023, the Second Sunday of Epiphany at Holy Trinity Geneva

Responding to God’s Call I had a great aunt who used to say, “Many are called but few get up”.  It was a rather irreverent take on the words of St Matthew’s Gospel “Many are called but few are chosen” (Matthew 22. 14) but perceptive.   Despite the apparent irreverence, she was a profoundly strong woman of faith who lived out her faith…

Sermon on the Feast of the Epiphany 8th January 2023

Sermon for Holy Trinity on the Feast of the Epiphany   8 January 2023 at 9am and 10.30am (Transferred from 6 January) Texts: Isaiah 60.1-6, Psalm 72.1-5; Ephesians 3.1-12; Matthew 2.1-2 I had a slightly frustrating experience just before Christmas when I had an afternoon visit planned to take holy communion to one of our congregation.  Having failed to take with me one…