Category Archives: Wellington

King of the Jews

Do you ever see a road sign when you’re driving along and think, “Thanks for letting me know but what am I meant to do about it?” I mean, if I see a road sign with a 30 on it, then I know what that means – I’m meant to drive at no more than […]

Remembrance 2022

I wonder what you think when you see All Saints church building. Maybe you don’t think very much at all. But just consider it a moment. Imposing, square, stone, set well in its grounds, overlooking the town, as if it’s been here forever, and always will be. But, of course, it hasn’t been here forever. […]

All Saints Day

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” Over the last couple of months we’ve been exploring discipleship together. We’ve asked ourselves the question, “how close am I to Jesus?” We’ve thought about […]

Job – All of it

This evening we are diving into the story of Job. We’ve had two readings from the book of Job, but actually we are going to take the opportunity to look at the whole of the book. Even for one of our longer, Dive, sermons, this is quite an undertaking, and we’re not going to be […]

Helpful Hands

As many of you will know, we are spending some time this autumn thinking about discipleship, which means following Jesus and learning from him. A summary of what we’re exploring is in this leaflet about discipleship, prepared by the Mission and Discipleship Action Group. If you don’t have a copy please do pick one up […]

Helpful Habits

I wonder if you have a favourite book, TV show, film, piece of music, or piece of art. That thing that you go back to time and time again. It doesn’t matter that you’ve read it, or listened to it, or seen if before. It doesn’t matter that you know the characters, or that you […]

Close and Centred

A few weeks ago I began our exploration of discipleship, and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. We talked about the ideas of following and of learning – that being a disciple of Jesus means to follow Jesus and to learn from Jesus. I gave a bit of an overview of how […]

Sheep and Goats

Before we dive into the text that we are focussing on this evening, let’s take a step back and look at the context in which Jesus originally shared it. The first thing to note is that this is the end of one section of Matthew’s eye witness account of the good news of Jesus. If […]

Following and Learning

I wonder who you follow. Maybe you follow a sports team. Perhaps you follow friends or celebrities on social media. In the world of work there are usually rules or guidelines that we follow. Some of us might work for bosses that we find inspiring, and we’d be happy to say we follow them. For […]

Wonder. Trust. Grace.

I wonder if any one here is an autograph hunter, or if anyone has an autograph from some particularly well known? I wonder if you, like me, have seen at the end of tennis matches at Wimbledon, people – often youngsters lining up at the entrance with programmes and big tennis balls for the players […]