Category Archives: Wellington

Handling Conflict

This morning we are continuing our sermon series focussed on living in community. This week we are thinking about conflict in the church, about how we can handle it well, so that it doesn’t become destructive or fracture our life together. The reality is that when people live together, work together, get closer together, there […]

Vision 2018

This morning we are thinking about vision, how we see the future for All Saints, what God is calling us to be and to do. We’ve got a lot to cover, so I’m going to dive straight in, and we’re going to start with Scripture, and particularly Paul’s letter to the Christians in Ephesus. What […]

Judge Jesus

Sev-en. Four. It’s a Ten from Len. You’re fired. It’s a Yes from me. This week’s star baker is… The catch phrases of judgement fill our media and our culture. Whether it’s judges on talent shows or pundits on Match of the Day dissecting the performance of the players and what the manager should have […]

Remember 2017

Today is a day for remembering in a season of remembering. A few weeks ago, here in church, we had a service for people to remember loved ones who have died. Around this time of year many people will sponsor a light on the Telford Tree of Light, in memory of friends and family members. […]

Father

There are a lot of ups and downs to being a Dad, and also quite a few ups and downs to having a Dad. This morning we’re beginning a series of sermons exploring the character and personality of the first person of the Trinity. Today we’ll be thinking about what God is like as Father […]

Money, money, money.

What do you earn? How much money do you have? What do you spend it on? These are questions that aren’t heard much in polite conversation in this country. We tend to be quite uncomfortable talking about money. Which is a bit odd, since it is such an important part of our lives, or maybe […]

The Freedom of Truth

One of the things I love about Jesus is the way in which he used a variety of different ways of teaching people. There are the stories and parables he told, which catch your imagination and make you chew away to get at the marrow, so that the working it out becomes part of the […]

Investing in the Kingdom

Ethical investment has been quite a big thing for the Church of England. The church’s financial managers do quite a lot of work to ensure that the investments made by the church are in line with the moral and ethical values of the Bible, and occasionally are embarrassed by press reports that they’ve missed one. […]

Restoring Preaching

Every day, at exactly the same time, Margaret would go to the bathroom cabinet, open it, and take out a huge bottle of castor oil. Then she would head to the kitchen to get a tablespoon. At the sound of the drawer opening and the silverware rattling, Patches, her Yorkshire terrier, would run and hide […]

Restoring Strength

When we get back from holiday earlier in the week there was a pile of post on the doormat, all needing to be sorted out. I wonder how you feel when you see a letter on the doormat. Some are marketing bumph and go straight in the bin. Some look official: on the bright side […]