... sermons and services recorded at Christ Church in 2021
This page includes sermons/addresses (and some complete services) from Christ Church from January 2021 onwards. The addresses and services are primarily in video format - though some sermons are audio only - just click on any you would like to watch or hear again. Unless otherwise indicated, Fr Russell was the presenter of the sermons linked below. - and most sermons are posted within a few days of being recorded. Please scroll down the page to find the date or service you are looking for.
You can also listen to some recorded sermons from 2020 (and a few from earlier special celebrations!) here.
3rd January 2021 - Epiphany - seek and ye shall find - or listen to the audio only (14:18)
Sermons for 10th, 17th and 24th January not recorded31st January 2021 - the Presentation of Christ in the temple - Agape - the one body, the one spirit, the one life... recognising the presence of God - or listen to the audio only (13:25)
7th February 2021 - 5th Sunday after Epiphany - Lessons from Isaiah - have you not known? have you not heard? - or listen to the audio only (11:40)
sermon for 10th February not recorded
17th February 2021 - Ash Wednesday - leave the past behind, in ashes.... celebrate the resurrection - or listen to the audio only (11:40)
28th February 2021 - Lent 2 - Fr John - the Way of the Lord is the Way of the Cross - and it is our Way too - or listen to the audio only (8:09)
7th March 2021 - Lent 3 - Drawing nearer to God as the Centre of Salvation - or listen to the audio only (13:02)
14th March 2021 - Lent 4 - the Gift of love - God so loved the world that He gave - Fr John - or listen to the audio only (7:13)
21st March 2021 - Lent 5 Passion Sunday - Unless a grain of wheat dies, it remains a single grain.... being one with God - or listen to the audio only (12:27)
28th March 2021 - Palm Sunday - this recording is of almost all of the Palm Sunday Eucharist - including the Readings, the Passion of our Lord according to Mark, the Sermon (Fr John), the Intercensions and closing Prayers. Fr John's Sermon is entitled Renewal in Holy Week.
** recordings of services during Holy Week & Easter, including many of the Readings, the meditations, the music and the sermons presented in the daily services throughout this special week in the Christian Calendar, are available here.
4th April 2021 - Easter Day - Fr Russell - God is spirit, and is worshipped in spirit and in truth - or listen to the audio only (14:53)
11th April 2021 - Second Sunday of Easter - Fr R Russell - Learning from Thomas - an informed faith that is based on the leading of our hearts - or listen to the audio only (12:41)
18th April 2021 - Third Sunday of Easter - Fr R Russell - Purifying our understanding - there is nothing impossible for Christ - or listen to the audio only (14:28)
25th April 2021 - Mark - Evangelist and Martyr - Fr Russell - The Significance of the Gospels - a direction for us into the Light - or listen to the audio only (15:29)
2nd May 2021 - Fr Russell - 1 John 4 v6 - God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God in them- or listen to the audio only (19:30)
9th May 2021 -Fr Russell - John 15 v11 - I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete - or listen to the audio only (17:54)
16th May 2021 - Fr Russell - the Sunday after Ascension - the miracles of Jesus - giving us a sense of God's nature - or listen to the audio only (14:50)
23rd May 2021 -Pentecost - Fr Russell - Empowering us at at Pentecost - cultivating the faith towards love for God- or listen to the audio only (16:15)
30th May 2021 - Fr Russell today's Gospel John 3: 1-7 and sermon - the message of Trinity Sunday- or listen to the audio only (8:30)
6th June 2021 - Corpus Christi - Fr Russell - Sharing in the Eucharist.... coming to the foot of the risen Christ- or listen to the audio only (16:57)
13th June 2021 - Fr Barry - the Kingship of God - what will it look like? What is God asking me to do today? - today's Gospel, followed by Fr Barry's Sermon - or listen to the audio of this sermon (8:10)
June 20th 2021 - Fr Russell - Through the storms of life the Lord is there - listen to Him; you are not alone! - today's Gospel, followed by Fr Russell's Sermon - or listen to the audio of this sermon (18:45)
June 27th 2021 - Fr John - Our Lord's life as a series of interruptions - stop, listen, care - today's Gospel, followed by Fr John's Sermon - or listen to the audio of this sermon (7:30)
4th July 2021 - Fr Russell - Who is this Jesus, to speak with such wisdom?- today's Gospel, followed by Fr Russell's sermon - or listen to the audio of the sermon only (18:57)
July 11th - sermon not recorded this week - sorry!.
July 18th - services not held due to Covid restrictions.
July 25th - Fr Russell - Feeding the Five Thousand - whatever the situation, the Lord is with me (15:59)
August 1st - Gospel & Sermon - Fr Russell - I am the bread of life - whoeven comes to me will never be hungry (17:00)
August 8th - Gospel & Gospel & Sermon - Fr Barry - the Miracle of Transformation - I am the living bread (10:28)
... or you can listen to the audio only of this sermon.
August 15th - Gospel & Sermon - Fr Russell - Mary, Mother of Christ... First amongst the Saints (14:50)
August 22nd - Sermon not recorded due to Covid restrictions introduced on 21st August 2021.
August 29th - A Celebration of the Eucharist - including the Gospel & Sermon - Fr Barry - Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, wll desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden (30:00)
September 5th - A Celebration of the Eucharist - including the Gospel & Sermon - Fr John - laws and rules, customs and routines... and the healing miracles of Jesus (36:06)
September 12th - A Celebration of the Eucharist - including the Gospel & Sermon - Fr Barry - seeing... understanding... faith is a process or growth, of insight with increasing understanding, of finding our true inner selves (33:00)
September 19th - A Celebration of the Eucharist - including the Gospel & Sermon - Fr Russell - The Lord is in everyone... and everyone is dear to the Lord (27:34)