Will I break the lectern?

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Tomorrow is my last Sunday at Holy Nativity, and I have had a wonderful time. But I have been wrestling all month with how to pitch my last sermon. In the end, I’ve gone for a lectern-thumping confession of faith. The Gospel tomorrow is from John 6, and I couldn’t stop myself:

Many of Jesus’ disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”

Lord, give all your people Peter’s faith. Strengthen us for your service, and throw us into your field.

Download the text here: Sermon 26th August 2018 Last Sunday at HN

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Exciting News!

Exciting news! 26th August will be my last Sunday as curate at Holy Nativity Church, Chapel House. From September I will be moving to Newcastle Cathedral to be the curate there!

Much is exciting. Much is scary (especially the prospect of preaching from John Knox’s pulpit!). But in all of it God is good.

Please pray for me and Evan as we prepare for the new job, and please pray also for Canon Clare who will be my boss and the whole cathedral community as they prepare to receive me.

All peace and good,
Fr Thomas

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