Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

On this page you will find a collection of past sermons from Holy Trinity Church in Geneva, Switzerland.

Sermon for 9am Eucharist at Holy Trinity Geneva on Sunday 27 March 2022 (Mothering Sunday & 4th Sunday in Lent)

Sermon for 9am Eucharist at Holy Trinity Geneva on Sunday 27 March 2022 (Mothering Sunday & 4th Sunday in Lent) Texts: Joshua 5.9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5.16-end; Luke 15.1-3, 11b-end. Some stories have clear, very satisfying endings and others do not. One of my favourite examples of a story with a very clear ending comes from Oscar Wilde’s play ‘The Importance…

Where do we put our trust?

Sermon for Sunday 13 March 2022 at 9.00am and 10.30am – Second Sunday of Lent Texts: Genesis 15.1-12, 17-17; Psalm 27, Philippians 3.17-4.1; Luke 13.31-end Where do we put our trust? The core question in our texts and for us today is where do we put our trust?  Is it in the language of fear and anxiety?  Or is it in the…

Transfiguration 27.2.2022

I don’t think anyone of us here needs convincing about the glory of mountains.           I say that, Clare and I having spent yesterday enjoying a circular train journey to Chamonix.   It was both refreshing and reviving, though at all times thoughts of Ukraine were never far away.  In fact, up in the mountains perhaps you can see things more clearly as they…

Reverencing God – 20th February

Reverencing God The Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote a poignant poem in 1877 entitled ‘God’ Grandeur’.  In it, he expressed first of all, his profound sense of awe and reverence at the glory of the natural world which God had created and in which he revealed his grandeur. He starts with these majestic words: The world is charged with the grandeur…

Stephen Ministry – Louise Burrows

Good morning! It is my pleasure to be with you today, visiting from La Côte Anglican Church just up the lake. I am here partly because I am exploring vocation to ordained ministry in the Anglican Church and also because I help to lead Stephen Ministry in the Lake Geneva area. This morning I’m going to share a little about what Stephen…

What’s our manifesto?

Sermon for All Age Eucharist on Sunday 23 January 2022  – Third Sunday of Epiphany Texts: 1 Corinthians 12.12-31a; Luke 4.14-21 I love the song ‘Dem Bones’.  It’s based on the prophet Ezekiel’s vision of a valley full of dry bones. The Lord asks him whether these bones can live and reveals to him that he will bring the bones together, link…

Transformation 

Sermon for Holy Trinity Church on Sunday 16 January 2022 The Second Sunday of Epiphany Texts: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12.1-11; John 2.1-11 Signs are important. Last week, I agreed to go with Jo Kitson to join some of the ladies of the American Women’s Club in Geneva for a ski day in Les Contamines. It was the first time…

Advent Sunday 28 November 2021

Sermon for HTG on Advent Sunday    28 November 2021 Texts: Jeremiah 33:14-16; I Thess.3:9-end; Luke 21:25-36 What time is this? If you have travelled any distance by plane throughout the world, you will know how disorientating it can be for your body. You catch a plane, say at 10 in the morning from Geneva and when you get to New York, you…