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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

‘Sorry seems to be the hardest word.’ So sang Sir Elton John many years ago. And I think he’s right. Saying sorry doesn’t always come easily to us. There’s a […]

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Easter 2021: Acts 10: 34 – 43; John 20: 1 – 18

Let’s be clear, first of all, what didn’t happen that first Easter Day. Jesus was not resuscitated. He wasn’t brought back to life to carry on as he had been […]

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How was Christmas for me?

That’s the question I was asked to answer for a piece in the Saltash Team Ministry Newsletter. And if there’s one word I would choose to describe it, that word […]

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February’s pause for thought…

Here’s a fun fact for you – well I think it’s quite fun anyway! If you go to the Book of Common Prayer, the Church of England’s old prayer book […]

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How is it that we hear the call of God?

My sermon in Truro Cathedral on Sunday, January 17, 2021. 1 Sam. 3:1-10; Ps. 139-1-9; Rev. 5:1-10; Jn 1:43-end Speak, Lord, today for your servants are listening. We ask this […]

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Why episcopal leadership should advocate & support pioneer ministry

In a blog for Pioneer Hive on the Church of England’s website, Bishop Philip writes about why episcopal leadership should advocate for and support pioneer ministry with insights into how […]

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My sermon from Mothering Sunday, March 22, 2020

May I speak in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen At times of crisis we can tend to default to what is familiar […]

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A sermon about St Piran and the cross – and hopefully not a lack of imagination!

Cross of St. Piran service 2020 Isaiah 53:1-6; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 In what some of you might consider a staggering lack of imagination, I thought that this year, at this […]

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Together this Christmas

Whatever your views on politics, I’m sure you would agree that a divided society cannot be a happy society; and ours has been sadly divided in recent years. Indeed, politicians […]

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Creationtide All Age Sermon: Songs for Earth

Here is the Creationtide all-age sermon I gave at Truro Cathedral during the Songs for Earth service in November. I guess many of you have been to some kind of […]

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Safeguarding

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care in an integral part of our diocese life.