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Very Revd David Arnott
Tue, Feb 27, 2018
Series: January - March 2018
Duration: 18 mins 27 secs
There is no text or video for this sermon. Preacher: The Very Revd David Arnott. Numbers 21: 4 – 9 (OT 145) Hymn 560 Jesus, the very thought of thee. Second Sunday of Lent.
Revd Dr Scott S McKenna
Sun, Feb 11, 2018
Series: January - March 2018
Duration: 17 mins 35 secs
The battle between science and religion is fake news. The Gospel reading today is St John 1: 1-5
Very Revd Dr Andrew McLellan
Sun, Feb 04, 2018
Series: January - March 2018
Duration: 15 mins 45 secs
There is no video or text this week. Audio only. The Gospel lesson is:St Mark 1: 29 - 39.
Revd Dr Scott S McKenna
Sun, Jan 28, 2018
Series: January - March 2018
Duration: 18 mins 29 secs
The message of Jesus is one of healing, wholeness and holiness. Today's Gospel reading is St Mark 1:21-28
Revd Dr Scott S McKenna
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
Series: January - March 2018
Duration: 17 mins 18 secs
What does the ancient myth of Jonah mean today? The Gospel reading today was St Mark 1: 14-20
Revd Laurene Lafontaine
Sun, Jan 14, 2018
Series: January - March 2018
Duration: 18 mins 46 secs
Revd Laurene Lafontaine. The third lesson is: St John 1: 43 - 51. There is no text for this sermon.
Revd Dr Scott S McKenna
Sun, Jan 07, 2018
Series: January - March 2018
Duration: 16 mins 24 secs
Imagination is vital for reading the Bible. Today's Gospel reading is St Matthew 2: 1-12
Revd Dr Scott S McKenna
Sun, Dec 24, 2017
Series: July - Dec 2017
Duration: 16 mins 58 secs
The Gospel reading is St Luke 1: 26-38. There is no text this week.
Revd Laurene Lafontaine
Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Series: July - Dec 2017
Duration: 15 mins 4 secs
There is no text this week. Gospel lesson: St John 1: 6 - 8, 19 - 28.
Revd Dr Scott S McKenna
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Series: July - Dec 2017
Duration: 19 mins 36 secs
Mark's Gospel opens with wilderness, baptism and forgiveness.
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Five Minutes’ Peace

Escape from the hustle and bustle of life to enjoy the peace and beauty of the sanctuary at Mayfield Salisbury Church.

From January, the Sanctuary at Mayfield Salisbury will be open as a place for peaceful meditation - without a church service - anytime on Tuesdays from 6.00pm-7.30 pm and Saturdays from 10.00-11.30am. We invite people of all faiths and none to come and enjoy five minutes’ peace.
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  • Because God is both knowable and unknowable the tension of the symbol, the multilayers of the myth and the openness of the poetic are all vital to our desire to celebrate the Mystery to whom we relate and in whom we have our being.
    Mark Oakley

  • You must love him as he is: neither God, nor spirit, nor image; even more, the One without commingling, pure, luminous ...

    Meister Eckhart

  • The purpose of our life is God's glory. However lowly a life is, that is what makes it great.
    Oscar Romero

  • Faith may justify bigotry or fanaticism, as Church history tragically witnesses. It needs a safeguard. If it is not animated as it were by the greatest of the theological virtues (love), faith can become defective.
    Thomas Norris

  • Dry not, dry not, your tears of love eternal! Only to eyes that fail to weep does this world seem so dull and dead. Dry not, dry not, those long, sad tears of love.
    Johann von Goette

  • The post modern paradigm manifests itself as a unity which preserves diversity and diversity which strives after unity.
    David Bosch

  • There is only one assertion that requires no evidence. Children are a sacred trust...Unless we care properly for our children, we shall never build a better world.
    'A Good Childhood’ The Children’s Society

  • These are only hints and guesses, hints followed by guesses; and the rest is prayer.
    'The Dry Salvages' T.S.Eliot

  • According to strict truth, God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.

  • Myth is a story about the way things never were, but always are.
    Thomas Mann

  • In the darkness ...The child of your love - and now become as the most hated one - the one You have thrown away as unwanted - unloved ..... The darkness is so dark .... I have no faith.
    Mother Teresa

  • I love the Bible. I owe my faith and my life to the Bible and its liberating message. It is in the Bible that I first met Jesus ... I too am included in God's embrace.
    Gene Robinson

  • It is this great absence that is like a presence, that compels me to address it without hope of a reply ....
    R.S. Thomas

  • Faith is not a proud self-consistent philosophy. It involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can't be solved by analysis. It is therefore a living response to the grace of God as revealed in fragile lives.
    Mark Oakley

  • Any religion which does not say that God is hidden is not true.
    Blaise Pascal

  • The contemporary Church is losing aspects of its wide and generous memory and therefore condemning itself to become a 'swimming pool Church' - one that has all the noise coming from the shallow end.
    Mark Oakley

  • For all your doctrinal headaches take Paradox.
    Mark Oakley

  • The true vision and the true knowledge of what we seek consists precisely in not seeing, in an awareness that our goal transcends all knowledge and is everywhere cut off from us by the darkness of incomprehensibility.
    St Gregory of Nyssa

  • Death, death be hanged, the Lord has promised me that I shall live. This I believe!
    Martin Luther

  • We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life have not been put to rest.

  • Religion is the flight of the alone to the Alone.

  • Stupid clergymen appeal quite directly to a Bible passage directly understood ....
    Soren Kirkegaard

  • What is the point of the arts of reading and criticism as long as the ecclesiastical interpretation of the Bible, Protestant as well as Catholic, is cultivated as ever?
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • A figure like Ecclesiast, rugged and luminous, chants in the dark a text that is the answer, although obscure.
    Wallace Stevens

  • Myth is the poetry of the soul.
    Sara Maitland

  • Our loss of the ability to think mythically, poetically, allegorically, creatively, theologically, and artfully is a greater threat to our religious experience than anything good scientists have to report ...
    Sara Maitland

  • In general, Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth.
    Douglas Hofstadter

  • 'God' is a one word poem
    Rowan Williams

  • What is today? Today is eternity.
    Meister Eckhart

  • Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things.
    Meister Eckhart

  • The most powerful hunger we have, mostly suppressed and misdirected, is the hunger for God.
    Miroslav Volf

  • We frequently judge that things are as we wish them to be, for through personal feeling true perspective is easily lost.
    Thomas a Kempis

  • Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
    Rabindranath Tagore

  • God is the beyond in our midst.
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • 'God is not the answer, God is the quaestion.'
    Herbert McCabe

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