Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

Sermons on Faith

Sermon for the second Sunday of Epiphany – 14th January 2024

Title: The mission to follow Christ without unwilling prejudices. Today we are celebrating the second Sunday of Epiphany after we remembered last Sunday the visit of the wise men to the Christ Child and the importance of Jesus’s physical manifestation to the Gentiles. In different ways, we are regularly following people, leaders, creators of public opinion. When I was a child, I…

Sermon for the 3rd Sunday of Epiphany – 21st January 2024

Transformations One of the joys in England which takes place in the long, dark period between Christmas and early February is the pantomime.  It is a quintessentially English style of play, usually based on one of the classic fairy stores such as Little Red Riding Hood or Jack and the Beanstalk, and characterised with its own very particular style of humour which…

Sermon for Sunday 17th December 2023 – Third Sunday of Advent: John the Baptist, the Witness, the Negater and the Warner

One more week to go!  And so we have the third Sunday in Advent, when we remember John the Baptist by lighting the third candle. John the Baptist does three things: he puts himself down to raise Jesus up. He gives us evidence. He cautions us to not get lazy. He raises Jesus up. He gives us evidence. He cautions us to…

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 Holy Trinity on Sunday 10 September 2023 – 2nd Sunday of the Season of Creation

Energy One of our most enduring hymns which has survived and indeed flourished since it was first written by Isaac Watts in the early 18th century is ‘Jesus shall reign where’er the sun’.  The first verse goes as follows: ‘Jesus shall reign where’er the sun Does his successive journeys run; His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and…