sermon: on healing and hope

Below is the sermon on healing I preached yesterday, continuing our series on the sacraments. It was a sermon which I really should have written earlier in the week (as always) and which I initially thought would be easier to write. But as it turned out, I spent Saturday afternoon in hospital with a man from OSP…

sermon: on marriage

For Lent at Old Saint Paul's, we are doing a sermon series on the sacraments. Here's the sermon I preached on marriage this morning. I must give some credit both to Fr Ian who initially got me thinking about the sacrament of friendship, and to Kelvin, who wrote beautifully and movingly about it a few…

on falling and failing

When I was a young girl, I had a horse. He was incredibly gentle but had a stubborn streak to match my own, and I loved him dearly. For several years, I'd spend hours each week out at the barn practicing for Pony Club events and competitions. Through those awkward early teenage years, it was…