... some recent sermons at Christ Church
This page includes sermons/addresses presented during 2020 or at special Christ Church celebrations over recent years, and especially during the Corona Virus shutdown from late March 2020 until mid November 2020. The addresses are primarilyin audio format - though a few are in video format - just click on any you would like to hear again. Unless otherwise indicated, Fr Russell was the presenter of the sermons linked below.
Visit by Bp Kate Prowd to the Parish on 14th July 2019
Visit by Archbishop Philip Freier for the Celebration of the 175th Anniversary of Christ Church - 7th October 2018 ... and the recorded Sermons/Addresses since March 2020 are listed chronologically below...... 29th March 2020 5th April 2020 - Palm Sunday 9th April 2020 - Maundy Thursday 10th April 2020 - Good Friday 12th April 2020 - Easter Sunday 19th April 2020 - Second Sunday of Easter 26th April 2020 - 3rd Sunday of Easter 3rd May 2020 - 4th Sunday of Easter 10th May 2020 - 5th Sunday of Easter 17th May 2020 - 6th Sunday of Easter 24th May 2020 - Sunday after Ascension 31st May 2020 - Pentecost 7th June 2020 - First Sunday after Pentecost - the infinite nature of the Lord: Father, Son and Holy Spirit 14th June 2020 - Second Sunday after Pentecost - the Spiritual Significance of the Body of the Lord: One Body & One Spirit 21st June 2020 - Third Sunday after Pentecost - investing our love in the Lord as the Supreme self within us
28th June 2020 - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost - growing in the Spirit - seeing everyone as a child of God 5th July 2020 - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost - My burden is easy, and My Yoke is light 12th July 2020 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost - understanding the Parable of the Sower 19th July 2020 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - Let those who have ears to hear 26th July 2020 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost - the Pearl of great price ... unalloyed devotion to God 2nd August 2020 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - the feeding of the five thousand 9th August 2020 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost- we are never alone - spending time with God 16th August 2020 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost- making connexion with God - breaking down the boundaries 23rd August 2020 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost- whom do you say that I am? 30th August 2020 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost - remembering and celebrating the New Guinea Martyrs - Eternal Beings... part of God's Eternal Spirit 6th September 2020 - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost- be careful not to despise one of these little ones 13th September 2020 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost- from humility, tolerance & forgiveness will flow 20th September 2020 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost - as Jesus said - blessed are the merciful, for they shall attain mercy 27th September 2020 - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost- by what authority do you do these things? 4th October 2020 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost- Fr John - St Francis: Simplicity, Respect, Joy 11th October 2020 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Fr Barry - We understand life looking backwards; we live life looking forwards 18th October 2020 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar; Give to the Lord what belongs to the Lord..... Saint or Sinner, I am yours 25th October 2020 - Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost - Fr Andrew -Look sideways as well as upwards - Christ's two great commandments 1st November 2020 - All Saints/All Souls Day - Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost- Fr John - All Saints and All Souls - remembering them in love; remembering them in prayer 8th November 2020 - Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost - Fr John - Remembrance Day - remembering is central to our faith 15th November 2020 - Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost-Fr Russell - the Path of devotion to God - sincerity of Faith... 22nd November 2020 - Christ the King - 8am address Fr Russell
22nd November 2020 - 10am Patronal Festival Service - Bp Kate Prowd
29th November 2020 - Advent 1 - 6th December 2020 - Advent 2- becoming connected with God 13th December 2020 - Advent 3 - not recorded! Sorry! 20th December 2020 - Advent 4 - Mary - the embodiment of devotion (audio) or click here for video 25th December 2020 - Christmas Day - Fr Russell - the Gift of Christmas (audio) or click here for video 27th December 2020 - First Sunday after Christmas - Fr Andrew - Following the dream - turning things over to God (audio) or click here for video