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 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 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 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 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…