St Frideswide Sermons

Here can be found sermons given at services at St Frideswide's church.


  • 1st Sunday of Christmas. When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men.
  • Epiphany. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure-chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
  • 2nd Sunday of Epiphany. On being called by God.
  • 4th Sunday before Lent. Why do good things? Why tell the truth, help the stranger, avoid greed? Why try to live life with justice and truth and compassion?
  • 3rd Sunday before Lent. You have heard that it was said to those of ancient time, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgement.’ But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgement.
  • 2nd Sunday of Lent. I wonder how many of you have ever been challenged about whether you are a 'born-again Christian'?
  • 2nd Sunday of Easter.Jesus said to them...’Peace be with you. As my father has sent me so I send you.’
  • 4th Sunday of Easter.The Good Shepherd is the main theme of chapter 10 of Saint John’s gospel, and today we heard the beginning of that chapter.
  • 5th Sunday of Easter.Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.
  • 6th Sunday of Easter. In the last few weeks, at Morning Prayer, we have been reading the story of the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the promised land.
  • 7th Sunday of Easter. They said, 'Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven'


  • 2nd Sunday of Christmas. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in Christ, things in heaven and things on earth
  • 1st Sunday of Epiphany. Our family is a little bit addicted to the US TV series called The Big Bang Theory ...
  • 4th Sunday of Epiphany. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal
  • 1st Sunday of Lent. Do not put the Lord your God to the test.
  • Passion Sunday. The wild animals will honour me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.
  • 3rd Sunday of Easter. Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?' He said to him, 'Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.' Jesus said to him, 'Feed my lambs'.
  • 4th Sunday of Easter. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand.
  • 5th Sunday of Easter. One theme in today’s readings is discernment -- trying to hear, to understand what God wants of us.
  • Ascension Sunday. Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven
  • 8th May. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.
  • Pentecost. Our New Testament readings today tell the amazing story of the gift to us of the Advocate, of God the Holy Spirit, coming to transform the lives of the friends of Jesus and our lives too.
  • Shei's first Mass. The trail rears its head, stretching far into the distance. Early in the journey bands of pilgrims sung with joy and hope. Passing walkers shared insights, inspiring tales and tasty morsels, and talked eagerly of sanctity.
  • 10th July. But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, 'And who is my neighbour?'
  • 7th August. It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
  • 18th September. The main story is about a rich man who had a manager or steward, who had been put in charge of an estate, but who was summonsed, accused of mismanagement, perhaps dishonesty, perhaps incompetence, or both.
  • 23rd October. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.
  • All Saints. But the holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom for ever — for ever and ever.
  • 13th November. Do not be afraid; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.
  • Christ the King. Then he said, 'Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom'.
  • 2nd Sunday of Advent. ... with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
  • 3rd Sunday of Advent. When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to Jesus, 'Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?'