Sermons and Talks

This page contains letters from the Former Vicar which were published in the church magazine as well as some occasional articles and food for thought from the Readers.  

Magazine Letters 

October 2020

March 2020

February 2020

December 2019  

November 2019   

October 2019

September 2019

July-August 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019 

 December/January 2018-19


We have in the past, particularly during the pandemic lockdown period  recorded our services 

You can find them on our YouTube Channel  plus there is a link on the Home page of this website.

Trinity 14 - Forgiveness - here

Trinity 12 - here  How prayer can help overcome stumbling blocks to following Jesus and knowing he is with you.  A powerpoint for illustrations can be found  here .

Trinity Sunday - here

Pentecost - Jesus gives us Living Water - an all age talk and adult sermon - here

Easter 6 - here

Easter 5 - here

Easter 3 - The road to Emmaus and coming to believe in Jesus -  here

Easter 2 - Thomas meets Jesus a week after his Resurrection -here

Easter Day - Rainbows and resurrection - here

Lent 5 - I am the resurrection  - here

Mothering Sunday - here

First Sunday of Lent - Temptation and listening to God here   a film clip was shown before the sermon here

2 before Lent - Do not worry - Matthew 5: 25 to end here

Salt and Light - Matthew 5 verses 13-20 -here

Candlemas - Our worship at Denstone, Rocester and Croxden here

Epiphany 2 - Jesus is the Lamb of God preached at Denstone and Rocester here

Baptism of Christ - includes ideas about poetic language - preached at Denstone and Hollington  here

Christmas 1 sermon - A furious Herod has children killed - Benefice Service here

Advent 4 sermon - Prayer for the church at Denstone here

Advent 2 sermon at Denstone and at Hollington  here

Carol Service Talk at Rocester and Croxden here   Powerpoint to illustrate it here

Advent Sunday All Age preached at Denstone here  

Healing and Wholeness sermon preached at Rocester here

Harvest and Climate change sermon here

Celebrating Marriage - sermon at the End of Flower Festival here

Trinity 5 - Martha and Mary plus Communion and bibles on the moon here

Trinity 5 - A poetic re-mix of Colossians 1:15-28 here

Trinity 4 - The parable of the good Samaritan - here

Trinity 3 - Being sent by Jesus to share the good news - here   

Holy Communion -  Service and sermon explaining Holy Communion - here

Trinity 1 - Jesus heals a demon possessed man - here

Trinity Sunday -   God Father, Son and Holy Spirit  - here

Easter 6 - Healing and wholeness.  here

Easter 5 - What identifies someone as a Christian?  preached at baptism and communion services.  here

Lent 5 - what's worship all about? Mary anoints Jesus. download here

Sermon from Mothering Sunday, 31st March - Parable of prodigal son. download here

Sermon from Sunday 24th March - download here

Sermon from Sunday 10th March - Jesus is tempted. Preached at Denstone, Hollington and Croxden.  Download here

Sermon from Sunday 24th February - Jesus calms the storm preached at Rocester and Croxden.  Download here

Sermon from Sunday 17th February - Luke's version of the beatitudes, preached at all churches. download here

Sermon from Sunday 10th February - about love preached at Hollington and Croxden churches, downloadhere

Sermon from Sunday 3rd February - About being able to face death thanks to Jesus.  download here

Sermon from Sunday 27th January - The Body of Christ download here

Sermon from Sunday 20th January - The Wedding at Cana - download here