Sermons

Please note: during the time in which our church is closed, our services are offered in video format. All of the videos are available on the front page of our website.

THE SEASON OF EASTER

Pentecost Sunday
Prayers, readings, music and reflections: May 31, 2020

Seventh Sunday of Easter part 2
Prayers and readings: May 24, 2020

Seventh Sunday of Easter part 1
Reflections: May 24, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter part 2
Readings and prayers: May 17, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter part 1
Reflections: May 17, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter part 2
Prayers: May 10, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter part 1
Reflections: May 10, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter part 2
Prayers: May 3, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter part 1
Reflections: May 3, 2020

Third Sunday of Easter part 2
A story of ministry: April 26, 2020

Third Sunday of Easter part 1
Reflections and prayers: April 26, 2020

Second Sunday of Easter part 2
Reflection: April 19, 2020

Second Sunday of Easter part 1
Prayers: April 19, 2020

Easter Sunday part 2
Reflection: April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday part 1
Music and prayers: April 12, 2020

PALM SUNDAY & HOLY WEEK

Good Friday service
Service of shadows: April 10, 2020

Maundy Thursday service
Service of communion: April 9, 2020

Palm Sunday
Carolyn Francis: April 5, 2020

LENT: THE PARABLES OF JESUS

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Simon Carey Holt: March 29, 2020

The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
Carolyn Francis: March 22, 2020

The Parable of the Lost Son and the Waiting Father
Frank Rees: March 15, 2020

The Parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin
Carolyn Francis: March 8, 2020

The Parable of the Great Dinner
Simon Carey Holt: March 1, 2020

SUMMER WORSHIP

Transfiguration Sunday
Carolyn Francis: February 23, 2020

The Practice of Being Alive
Carolyn Francis: February 16, 2020

A Life’s Work
Simon Carey Holt: February 9, 2020

Fullness of Joy
Carolyn Francis: February 2, 2020

Fires, Samaritans and Dangerous Roads
Carolyn Francis: January 12, 2020

Poor Timing And Bad Manners
David Morgan: January 5, 2020

Gratitude and Remembrance
Carolyn Francis: December 29, 2019

GOD WITH US
ADVENT 2019

5. Emmanuel: God With Us
Carolyn Francis: December 25, 2019

4. Joy With Us
Simon Carey Holt: December 22, 2019

3. Love With Us
Carolyn Francis: December 15, 2019

2. Peace With Us
Simon Carey Holt: December 8, 2019

1. Hope With Us
Carolyn Francis: December 1, 2019

SPRING SERMONS

The Art of Storytelling
Carolyn Francis: November 24, 2019

The Story of Jonah
Katherine Jones & Jess Holt: November 24, 2019

The Art of Flourishing
Carolyn Francis: November 17, 2019

Stories of Flourishing
Sherry Maddock & Nigel Smith: November 17, 2019

The Art of Gathering
Carolyn Francis: November 10, 2019

The Art of Sharing
Carolyn Francis: November 3, 2019

And the take-home message is …?
Frank Rees: October 27, 2019

THE TIME IS NOW
Courageous Practices of Faith for This Time and Place

4. Wisdom
Carolyn Francis: October 20, 2019

3. Authenticity
Simon Carey Holt: October 13, 2019

2. Kindness
Carolyn Francis: October 6, 2019

1. Truth Telling
Carolyn Francis: September 29, 2019

THE WORLD NEEDS GROWN-UP CHRISTIANS
Lessons on Maturity and Growth from the Book of Ephesians

4. Growth Through Strength and Struggle
Carolyn Francis: September 22, 2019

3. Growth Through Unity and Diversity
Simon Carey Holt: September 15, 2019

2. Growth Through Love and Prayer
Simon Carey Holt: September 8, 2019

1. An Introduction
Carolyn Francis: September 1, 2019

God in the Flesh: The Humanity of Jesus
Simon Carey Holt: August 25, 2019

FESTIVAL OF FILMS

(Due to copyright restrictions we have removed the audio of the film clips shown)

The Song Keepers
Carolyn Francis: August 18, 2019

Samson and Delilah
Sean Winter: August 11, 2019

Green Book
Carolyn Francis: August 4, 2019

LIVING THE FAITH: ETHICS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

4. Ethics @ the Supermarket
Jonathan Cornford: July 28, 2019

3. Ethics @ Home
Simon Carey Holt with Sherry & Geoff Maddock: July 21, 2019

2. Ethics @ Work
Simon Carey Holt: July 14, 2019

1. What Would Jesus Do? Living Ethically in the Real World
Simon Carey Holt: July 7, 2019

WINTER SERMONS

Passion Compassion and the Call to Faith That’s Bigger Than Us
Carolyn Francis: June 30, 2019

A Personal Reflection on Hope
Penny White: June 23, 2019

Trinity Sunday
Carolyn Francis: June 16, 2019

Pentecost Sunday
Carolyn Francis: June 9, 2019

The Care and Feeding of the Human Spirit
Carolyn Francis: June 2, 2019

AUTUMN SERMONS

Belonging to Our Neighbourhood
Sherry & Geoff Maddock: May 26, 2019

This I Choose
Carolyn Francis: May 19, 2019

Faithful Voting at Election Time
Carolyn Francis: May 12, 2019

The Great Banquet
Sean Winter: May 5, 2019

With Peace and Scars
Carolyn Francis: April 28, 2019

HOLY WEEK & EASTER

Easter Sunday: While it was still dark
Carolyn Francis: April 21, 2019

Palm Sunday: Jesus Came into the City
Frank Rees: April 14, 2019

The Unfashionable (Yet Necessary) Practices of Lent

5. The Practice of Forgiveness
Carolyn Francis: April 7, 2019

4. The Practice of Sacrifice
Simon Carey Holt: March 31, 2019

3. The Practice of Slowing Down
Carolyn Francis: March 24, 2019

2. The Practice of Silence
Carolyn Francis: March 17, 2019

1. The Practice of Restraint
Simon Carey Holt: March 10, 2019

SUMMER SERMONS

The View from the Top of the Mountain: Transfiguration Sunday
Carolyn Francis: March 3, 2019

Through Tears I Am Strong
Simon Carey Holt: Feb 24, 2019

Grace Poured Out: Surprised by the Extravagance of God
Carolyn Francis: Feb 17, 2019

Church: A Company of the Committed
Simon Carey Holt: Feb 10, 2019

Our City: A Living Landscape
Sherry Maddock: Feb 3, 2019

Spiritual Formation: Carting Chairs and the Glory of God
Simon Carey Holt: Jan 27, 2019

Aboriginal Sunday: A Reflection
Simon Carey Holt: Jan 20, 2019

The Water Will Hold You: Prayer, Baptism & Discovering You Don’t Need to Win God Over
Carolyn Francis: Jan 13, 2019

The Light Will Guide You: Wise Men, Epiphanies & Getting Home Another Way
Carolyn Francis: Jan 6, 2019

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS

First Sunday of Christmas — The Fullness of God
Carolyn Francis: Dec 30, 2018

Christmas Day — The Light that Shines in the Darkness
Carolyn Francis: Dec 25, 2018

Advent 4 — Longing for a New Story: Service of Carols and Readings
Simon Carey Holt: Dec 23, 2018

Advent 3 — Longing for a New World: The Song of Mary
Carolyn Francis: Dec 16, 2018

Advent 2 — Longing for New Life: The Prayers of Zechariah and Elizabeth
Simon Carey Holt: Dec 9, 2018

Advent 1 — Longing for Something New: The Plea of Isaiah
Carolyn Francis: Dec 2, 2018

Saved by Strangers: Practising Welcome
Sherry Maddock: Nov 25, 2018

AND IT WAS GOOD

3. God’s delight in relationships
Carolyn Francis: Nov 18, 2018

2. God’s delight in humanity
Carolyn Francis: Nov 11, 2018

1. God’s delight in creativity
Carolyn Francis: Nov 4, 2018

SPRING SERMONS

Contentment
Simon Carey Holt: Oct 28, 2018

Gratitude
Simon Carey Holt: Oct 21, 2018

Seeking Peace in a Fractured World
Carolyn Francis: Oct 14, 2018

A Place at the Table
Sherry Maddock: Oct 7, 2018

GOD WITH US

God within us
Carolyn Francis: Sept 9, 2018

God before us
Simon Carey Holt: Sept 16, 2018

God behind us
Carolyn Francis: Sept 23, 2018

God with us all
Simon Carey Holt: Sept 30, 2018

FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Babette’s Feast
Simon Carey Holt: Aug 18, 2018

The Post
Carolyn Francis: Aug 12, 2018

The Shawshank Redemption
Sean Winter: Aug 5, 2018

WINTER SERMONS

What if there’s not enough?
Carolyn Francis: July 29, 2018

Hypocrisy for Beginners
Carolyn Francis: July 1, 2018

Sin for Beginners
Carolyn Francis: June 24, 2018

175th ANNIVERSARY SERMONS

Anniversary Sunday
Rev Dr René Erwich: July 22, 2018

Claiming Our Identity: The Tradition That Has Shaped Us
Simon Holt: July 15, 2018

Owning Our Past: The People Who Have Made Us
Simon Holt: July 8, 2018

For more Anniversary resources, click here.

DO YOU KNOW THE STORY

8. A Generous Community: Ruth & the Possibility of Belonging
Carolyn Francis: 17 June 2018

7. Into The Furnace: The Courage of Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego
Simon Holt: 10 June 2018

6. The Tears of Nehemiah
Carolyn Francis: 3 June 2018

5. Daring To Welcome: The Tale of Sodom & Gomorrah
Simon Holt: 27 May 2018

4. New Life For Dry Bones: Ezekiel’s Vision of the Spirit
Simon Holt: 20 May 2018

3b. Courage and Conviction: The Life of Esther (sermon)
Carolyn Francis: 13 May 2018

3a. Courage and Conviction: The Life of Esther (introduction and story)
Carolyn Francis & Annette Buckley: 13 May 2018

2. The Golden Calf: Then and Now
Carolyn Francis: 6 May 2018

1. Jacob’s Ladder and Dreams of Heaven
Carolyn Francis: 29 April 2018

WHO IS JESUS

10. Stories and Conclusions
Simon Holt: 26 November 2017

9. Lamb of God: Jesus in the Book of Revelation
Simon Holt: 19 November 2017

8. The Cosmic Lord: Jesus in the letter to the Colossians
Sean Winter: 12 November 2017

7. A Servant: Jesus in the letter to the Philippians
Sean Winter: 5 November 2017

6. The New Adam: Jesus in the letter to the Romans
Sean Winter: 29 October 2017

5. The Living Word: Jesus in John’s Gospel
Simon Holt: 22 October 2017

4. The Friend of Outcasts: Jesus in Luke’s Gospel
Simon Holt: 15 October 2017

3. The Messiah: Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel
Simon Holt: 8 October 2017

2. The Son of God: Jesus in Mark’s Gospel
Simon Holt: 1 October 2017

1. Who is Jesus? An Introduction
Sean Winter & Simon Holt: 24 September 2017