It was a great pleasure and privilege to preach at the Eucharist for Northern (Newcastle) Pride this Sunday evening. A great crowd turned up and we prayerfully lifted up to the Lord a remarkable weekend of events.
My sermon encouraged queer Christians, allies and friends, to share the Gospel with those whom the Church often forgets. And I believe I mentioned leather squeaking in the rain from the lectern of an Anglican Cathedral. Life goal achieved.
PDF available here: Pride Service Sunday 23rd July 2017
With grateful thanks to Canon Clare and the Dean and Chapter of St Nicholas’ Cathedral.
All peace and good,
This Sunday’s readings challenge us to remember that we cannot get away from God, even when we want to, even when every fibre of our being wants to pretend God is not there, to run to the farthest corners of the world to get away from Him.
God does not let us get away, and I am immensely grateful for that.
All peace and good after a fun day at Northern Pride,
Sermon Pdf: Sunday 23 July 2017 Mass
I am slightly worried this Sunday’s sermon is a bit too fiery for a parish mass. But we shall see. Pdf link below, and feedback warmly welcome.
Yours in Christ,
Sunday 15th July 2017 Parable of the Sower