... services and sermons recorded this year at Christ Church
This page includes some of the sermons/addresses (and some complete services too!) which were recorded at Christ Church. The recordings are made LIVE in the church, so some background and congregational noise IS often audible, from time to time - even occasional pigeons and sirens, which can be quite noisy!! - so your volume controls may need to be adjusted.
The recordings of full Eucharist Services begin with the opening Prayers, and continue through the usual service including the appointed Readings, the Psalm (if used, and usually spoken), the Gospel, the Sermon, the Intercessions, and the Blessing and Dismissal that concludes the service.
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. The most recent recordings are at the TOP of the listing below; services for other Sundays not shown below have been archived and are no longer publicly available. Scroll down the page to find the date or service you are looking for. Some sermons from from earlier years are available to watch here.
(L to R) - Fr Lankiri, Fr Barry Fr Andrew, Rev'd Jen, and Fr John
|3rd December||3rd December - Advent Sunday -a recording (51:01) of the Readings, Gospel and Sermon (from Fr Lankiri) at the 8am Eucharist. ... alternatively you can listen to the audio of Fr Lankiri's reading of the Gospel and his sermon (14:34).|
|26th November||26th November - Christ the King -a recording of the 8am Eucharist. including the readings, the Gospel and Fr Lankiri's Reflections on the Celebration of Christ the King ( 51:01) ... alternatively you can listen tothe audio of Fr Lankiri's reading of the Gospel and his sermon (14:34).|
|19th November||19th November - the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost - A recording (50:02) of the 8am Eucharist. including the readings, the Gospel and Fr Lankiri's Reflections on Christ the King Day ... alternatively you can listen tothe audio of Fr Lankiri's reading of the Gospel and his sermon (12:49).|
|12th November||12th November - the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost -this recording (19:57) is of the Readings from the 8am Eucharist service, together with Fr Lankiri's Reflections on the Parable of the Ten Bridemaids (Matthew 25: 1-13). ... or you can listen tothe audio of Fr Lankiri's reading of the Gospel and his sermon (12:47).|
|5th November||5th November - All Saints and All Souls Day - a recording (18:43) of the Readings from the 8am Eucharist service, and Fr Lankiri's reflections on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 1-12). You can listen to Fr Lankiri's reading of the Gospel and his sermon alone too (13:19).|
|22nd October||There were no recordings of services this week - apologies!|
15th October - the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - a recording (23:46) of the Readings from the 8am Eucharist service, and Fr Lankiri's reflections on the Old Testament Reading (Exodus 32 verses 1-14) - I am with you always... the the end of the ages... says the Lord. You can listen to Fr Lankiri's reading of the Gospel and his sermon alone too (17:32).
8th October - the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the 180th Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone at Christ Church - a recording (1:02:08) of the Anniversary Eucharist held at 5pm when Bp Brad Billings was the Celebrant and Preacher. This was a fully sung Eucharist service, and the recording includes the Readings, the Gospel, Bp Brad's sermon, and hymns & other musical excerpts from the service. You can listen to Bp Brad's sermon alone too (11;39).
1st October - the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - a recording (23:24) of the Readings from the 8am Eucharist service. and Fr Lankiri's reflections on the Old Testament Reading (Exodus 17:1-7) - God was there... God is here... and God will always be here, continuing to provide for all of us.... You can listen to Fr Lankiri's reading of the Gospel and his sermon alone too (16:08).
... and from earlier in 2023
23rd July - the 8th Sunday after Pentecost - this recording (46:05) is from the 8am Eucharist, the first of the Sunday services taken by our new Vicar Fr Lankiri Thaba after his Installation on Tuesday 18th July. Fr Lankiri was Celebrant and Preacher at this service. If you prefer to just listen to Fr Lankiri's sermon, it can be heard here (11:16).
|16th July||16th July - the 7th Sunday after Pentecost - this recording (47:26) is of the 8am Eucharist, when Fr Barry was Celebrant and Preacher. This weekend marks the end of Fr Barry's time as ActingVicar. The recording includes Hymn 527 See us, Lord, about your altar and Fr Barry's reflections on today's Gospel reading -Let anyone with ears... listen... Fr Barry's sermon alone can be heard here (8:22).|
4th June - Trinity Sunday - this recording is taken from the 8am Eucharist, when Fr Ron Noone was Celebrant and Preacher. The recording (22:21) includes the Readings and Gospel, and Fr Ron's reflections for Trinity Sunday The Trinity - who is rightly to be called 'The Lord God', in the light of what happens to Jesus of Nazareth?. You can also listen to Fr Ron's sermon alone here (10:21).
At services on this Sunday the Parish Incumbency Commitee was delighted to announce that the Archbishop has appointed
|9th April||9th April - Easter Day - the 8am Eucharist on Easter Day was recorded (38:24), including the Readings and Gospel, some of the singing, and Fr Barry's Sermon Let us PROFESS our faith - let us LIVE our faith..... learning to live by learning to die. You can also listen to the audio of the sermon alone here (12:33).|
|2nd-9th April||2nd-9th April - Holy Week. You can revisit the services throughout Holy Week at Christ Church, from this link.|
|2nd April||2nd April - Palm Sunday - the recording of the Palm Sunday 8am Eucharist (43:10), when Fr Barry was Celebrant and Preacher. His sermon Which procession are you part of? - our choice as active Christians.... is included in this recording, or you can listen to the sermon alone here (6:10)|
|22nd February||Ash Wednesday 22nd February - this recording (9:15) is of the Gospel reading and Sermon at the 10am Eucharist on Ash Wednesday. The preacher was Fr Barry - what does the Lord require of me? What does the Lord require of us? or you can listen to the audio of Fr Barry's sermon alone (6:05).|