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.

Easter Day Canon Alan Amos

In the name of God,  Father, Son and life-giving Holy Spirit,  Amen It was wonderful to begin our worship today with the Easter candle being lit in Holy Trinity Church. I am grateful to Nicolas Deriaz  for the photograph of our West Window which heads our service sheet.    At the lighting of the candle in church,   some more photographs were taken by…

Maundy Thursday Homily 2021 – Canon Alan Amos

In the name of the Father,  and of the Son,  and of the life-giving Holy Spirit,  Amen. Some words from the New Testament scholar bishop Tom Wright :  by contrast with the other gospel writers,  John takes us with him up a high mountain  and then says quietly to us :  Look,  – from here on a clear day,  you can see…

Wednesday Holy Week Compline Canon Alan Amos

During this Holy Week at Compline  I have been looking at some psalm verses with you,  verses which speak to us of the geography of the holy land and of our spiritual journey. On Monday we found ourselves in the valley,  parched and dry and looking for the waters of refreshment.  On Tuesday we had begun to climb upwards until we reached…

Tuesday Holy Week Compline Canon Alan Amos

Rock In the Name of…….. In these Compline addresses I am looking at verses from the Psalms and seeing how they can address us in our Christian pilgrimage.   Yesterday we were down in the valley;  today we are climbing up from that valley,  and we find the place of a rock,   a place of security and also of shelter from the elements.  …

Monday Compline in Holy Week – Canon Alan Amos

Monday Compline in Holy Week In the name of God…. The Psalms have been over the ages  a source of continual refreshment in the life  of prayer,  in Temple , synagogue and in  Church,  and for many of us in our daily lives as we attempt to pray,  they are a source of great help and comfort.  When I think of the…

Giving thanks for Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy. Canon Alan Amos – 11 March

First a brief summary of his life.,, Born in Leeds on 27 June 1883, Studdert Kennedy was the seventh of nine children born to Jeanette Anketell and William Studdert Kennedy who was, vicar of St Mary’s, Quarry Hill in Leeds, He was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Trinity College, Dublin, where he gained a degree in classics and divinity in 1904.[3] After ordination  he became a curate at St Andrew’s Church, Rugby and then, in 1914, the vicar of…

Lent Three 7th March – Chris Walsh

Perhaps, like me, you used to sing the hymn ‘Gentle Jesus, meek and mild’ as a young person. I don’t question at all the characterisation of our Lord as gentle, meek , but I am not so sure about ‘mild’. It paints a picture of one rather passive, kindly but pushed around by the will of those around him. I don’t recall…

Welcome Back to Lent – Chris Welsh 21st February

Welcome back to Lent. And to the wilderness. I suspect that many people have become a little complacent about the spiritual disciplines of this season, where putting aside chocolate and a glass of Chasselas are seen to suffice, to be enough self-discipline for us to regain our spiritual health and equilibrium. But the wilderness is a very demanding place where we are…

Listen to him…. John Shepherd 14th February

The point of the story of the transfiguration, which we’ve just heard from Mark’s Gospel (9:2-9) is in the final words of the voice from the cloud. ‘Listen to him.’  This is what the three disciples are to tell the rest of Jesus’ followers, after the resurrection.  The church will live through listening to him. And only to him.And this is because…

Ash Wednesday Sermon – Canon Alan Amos

In the name of God,  Father,  Son and life-giving Holy Spirit,  Amen Text  : Make me a clean heart,  O God,  and renew a right spirit within me Psalm 51 verse 11. First a story.   This takes me back to the days of the civil war in Beirut,  when in 1977 there was a brief ceasefire which enabled some of us to…