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Sermons   

A selection of sermons preached at the Community of the Resurrection by various brethren. Other sermons are also included further below. Sermons are added all the time so please revisit this page regularly.

2017

18 June * NEW * Wonder Simon CR
4 June Pentecost Eric CR
28 May Ascension Oswin CR
21 May The face of an angel Dr Dorothee Bertschmann, Tutorial Fellow, College of the Resurrection
7 May Christ the door Aidan CR
23 April Joy Antony CR
9 April Psalm Sunday Sermon Dr Dorothee Bertschmann, Honorary Fellow, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University
2 April Raising of Lazarus Nicolas CR
26 March Healing of the man born blind Eric CR
19 March The truth Crispin CR
12 March Indeed The Revd Dr Rowena Pailing, Director of Pastoral Studies, College of the Resurrection
26 February Transfiguration Simon CR  
15 January Has Christ been divided? Oswin CR  
8 January The Baptism of Christ Aidan CR  
1 January Naming of Jesus Peter CR  

 2016 (for sermons given at CR from 2009 to 2015 and for other sermons please see below)  

18 December Jesus came to... Antony CR  
4 December Straightness Eric CR  
20 November Christ the King Simon CR  
13 November Lift up Jesus Aidan CR  
6 November A praying Church George CR  
30 October Today salvation has come to this house Oswin CR  
23 October The Pharisee and the Tax Collector Nicolas CR  
16 October Prayer Crispin CR  
28 August What can we do? Antony CR  
21 August The immediacy of Jesus Eric CR  
14 August Why did Jesus come? Aidan CR  
7 August Servants Nicolas CR  
31 July The rich fool Eric CR
10 July The Practice of Mercy Peter CR
3 July Defeating Satan Crispin CR
12 June  Forgiveness, faith and love   Philip CR 
8 May  Ascension   Eric CR 
1 May  The excitement of the Resurrection   Antony CR 
17 April   Noah and the Flood   Thomas CR 
10 April   The See of Rome   Crispin CR 
3 April   Forgiveness and peace   Aidan CR  
20 March   Who is in control?   Peter CR  
6 March   Prodigal Son   Nicolas CR  
28 February   That which comes out of a person   John CR  

14 February

Self-examination

George CR

7 February

The Transfiguration

Peter CR

31 January

Presentation in the Temple

Eric CR

17 January

Images of Abundance

Antony CR

10 January

Baptism of Christ

Jacob CR

Other Sermons  

* NEW * Sermon Preached by Fr George Guiver, Superior CR  in Dewsbury Minster on 14 January 2017, for the launch of St Hild College, which replaces the Yorkshire Ministry Course and continues to operate from it present site within the grounds of CR at Mirfield.

Sermon preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at All Saints, Elland on 31 January 2016  
Sermon preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at The Grosvenor Chapel on 24 January 2016  
Sermon preached by the Revd Dr Rowena Pailing, Director of Pastoral Studies, College of the Resurrection in the Community church on 6 December 2015  
Sermon preached by Fr Eric Simmons the CR Festival Day 11 July 2015

Sermon preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at St George, Bickley on 21 June 2015

Sermon preached by Fr Aidan Mayoss CR at St Augustine, Kilburn on 27 May 2015

Sermon preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at St Mary, Handworth at Pentecost 2015

Sermon preached by the Revd Dr Rowena Pailing, Director of Pastoral Studies, College of the Resurrection in the Community church on 26 April 2015

Sermon preached by the Revd Dr Rowena Pailing, Director of Pastoral Studies, College of the Resurrection in the Community church on 14 December 2014
Sermon preached by Fr Peter Allan CR on the Foundation Day of the College of the Resurrection 28 October 2014
Sermon preached by Fr Peter Allan CR at the CR Festival Day 12 July 2014
Sermon preached by Fr George Guiver, Superior CR, at the Funeral Requiem of Vincent Girling CR, 21 February 2014

Sermon preached at the church of St Paul, Brierly at their Patronal Festival 25 January 2014

Sermon preached in the Community church on 8 December 2013 by Dr Rowena Pailing, Director of Pastoral Studies at the College of the Resurrection 

Sermon preached by Fr George Guiver, Superior, at the Funeral Requiem of Dominic Whitnall CR on 1 July 2013

Sermon preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing, CR at Lancing College on the Centenary of Fr Trevor Huddleston's birth 15 June 2013

Sermon preached by The Revd Dr Rowena Pailing, Director of Pastoral Studies, College of the Resurrection in the CR Community Church 12 May 2013

Sermon preached by Fr George Guiver, Superior CR, at the Funeral Requiem of Timothy Stanton CR 1917-2013 on 1 February 2013

Sermon preached by Fr George Guiver, Superior, at the Funeral Requiem of Andrew Norton CR on 18 December 2012

A Sermon for St James' Day, the day of CR's founding. Preached in 2012 by Fr George Guiver, Superior CR

Sermon preached by Fr Peter Allan CR at the College of the Resurrection on Easter Day 2012

Sermon preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at St Mary, Bourne Street, London at the Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday 7 April) 2012

Sermon 4 (in three parts) Preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at St Mary, Bourne Street, London on Good Friday (6 April) 2012

Sermon 3 preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at St Mary, Bourne Street, London on Good Friday (6 April) 2012

Sermon 2 preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at St Mary, Bourne Street, London on Good Friday (6 April) 2012

Sermon preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at St Mary, Bourne Street, London on Good Friday (6 April) 2012

Sermon preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at St Mary, Bourne Street, London on Maunday Thursday (5 April) 2012

Sermon preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at St Mary, Bourne Street, London on Holy Wednesday (4 April) 2012

Sermon preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at St Mary, Bourne Street, London on Holy Tuesday (3 April) 2012

Sermon preached by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR at St Mary, Bourne Street, London on Holy Monday (2 April) 2012

Sermon preached by Oswin CR on Mothering Sunday, 2012 at St Ann, Tottington, Bury

Sermon preached by Oswin CR at St Ann, Tottington, Bury on Sunday 4 March, 2012

Homily preached by Nicolas CR in the Resurrection Chapel at CR on 6 February, 2012

Sermon preached by Nicolas CR at St Michael, Croydon 4 December 2011

Sermon preached by Nicolas CR at Worksop Priory 10 April, 2011

Sermon preached by Nicolas CR in Durham on the 4th Sunday of Advent 2010

Not a sermon but a lecture given by George CR (Superior) in Cambridge, November 2010: "My faith is weak" - So what?"

Sermon preached by Nicolas CR in advance of Bible Sunday at Churches Together in Pontefract, Sunday 17 October 2010

Video of Nicolas CR preaching at St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday 10 October - Medidative sermon: suffering

Sermon preached by Peter CR at the Requiem Mass for Br Zachary on 24 September, 2010

God's joy: sermon preached by Antony CR at All Saints, Roberttown on 12 September, 2010

Faith and Hope: sermon preached by Antony CR at Christ the King, Batteyford on 8 August, 2010

Jude: sermon preached by Nicolas CR, Chaplain to the CR Companions, at St Olave's Church, York on the occasion of the 2010 Northern Companions Day

The Ascension: sermon preached by Nicolas CR at St Michael, Croydon on 16 May 2010

Mary's Month of May: sermon preached by Ian McCormack, a final year student at the College of the Resurrection - May 2010

Lukan Beatitudes: sermon preached by Nicolas CR at St Matthew, Willesden on 14 February, 2010

Foundation Day Sermon preached by the Rev Dr Joe Kennedy, Principal of the College of the Resurrection on 28 October, 2009

2015

27 December

* NEW * St John the Evangelist

Peter CR

13 December

Imitation

Antony CR

29 November

Advent

Thomas CR

22 November

Christ the King

Oswin CR

15 November

Birth pangs

John CR

1 November

All Saints

Aidan CR

18 October

The Priesthood

Crispin CR

4 October

God made them male and female

Nicolas CR

27 September  Restlessness Simon CR
20 September  Whoever welcomes one... Oswin CR
30 August  Refugee Blues Thomas CR
23 August  Bread of Heaven Eric CR
16 August  Bread Aidan CR
9 August  Anger Antony CR
2 August  Longing, completion, desire, fulfilment Peter CR
7 June  Whoever does the will of God Crispin CR
24 May  Pentecost George CR
10 May  Grafted into Jesus Eric CR
3 May  The vine Aidan CR
19 April  They were disbelieving and still wondering Thomas CR
15 March  The righteousness of God Crispin CR
8 March  Driving out the money changers Nicolas CR
22 February  Sin George CR
15 February  Transfiguration Simon CR
8 February  I have overcome the world John CR
1 February  Jesus The Prophet Antony CR
18 January  You will see heaven opened Oswin CR
4 January  He has made known to us the mystery of his will Peter CR

2014

28 December  Holy Innocents  Aidan CR
21 December  Agendas  Thomas CR
7 December The call to come home Crispin CR
30 November The lamp John CR
23 November Christ the King Antony CR
16 November Endings? Eric CR
2 November   Family trees Simon CR
12 October   The King's Feast Nicolas CR
24 August   Do not be conformed to this world Simon CR
10 August   God meant it for good Antony CR
3 August   Feeding the five thousand Crispin CR
13 July   The plough Aidan CR
29 June   Peter and Paul Eric CR
15 June   Trinity Nicolas CR
1 June   The in-between time Peter CR  
27 April   Seven and eight Crispin CR  
30 March   The removal of blindness Aidan CR  
16 March   Nicodemus and Jesus Eric CR  
9 March   Jesus tempted in the desert Nicolas CR  
9 February   The mind of Christ Antony CR  
26 January   Movement Peter CR  

2013

22 December   * NEW * The Motherhood of Mary   Aidan CR  
15 December   John the Baptist   Eric CR  

10 November

What is there to look forward to?

Aidan CR

3 November

Today salvation has come to this house

Crispin CR

27 October

Publican and Pharisee

Eric CR

20 October

Struggles

Simon CR

6 October

Unanswered Prayer

Nicolas CR

8 September

Commitment

Antony CR

25 August

Satan's Bondage

Crispin CR

18 August

Fire on the earth

Eric CR

11 August

Upstairs Downstairs

Simon CR

4 August

Greed

Aidan CR

28 July

The Gospel pericope

Peter CR

14 July

Offering our presence  

Antony CR

13 July

Giving ourselves  

George CR

26 May

The Trinity

Nicolas CR

5 May

The Counsellor

George CR

19 May

The hazards of words

Simon CR

14 April

Peter and Paul

Aidan CR

Easter Eve

Easter Vigil

Nicolas CR

17 March 

Silvirkrin and Extreme Unction

John CR

24 February

Jesus' lament

Crispin CR

17 February

The keeping of Lent

Nicolas CR

3 February

The giver of life

Antony CR

27 January

God's presence in the world

Simon CR

20 January

Loving people into holiness

Aidan CR

6 January

If you knew the gift of God

Peter CR

2012

30 December

Let him go up

Eric CR

16 December

Simple things

Nicolas CR

2 December

The one who will come

Oswin CR

11 November

The message of Jonah (Recording - wma file so it should play automatically in Windows Media Player)

Thomas CR

4 November

To kindle a flame of love

Simon CR

28 October

Blind Bartimaeus

Antony CR

14 October

A camel through the eye of a needle

Nicolas CR

30 September

Healing

Crispin CR

16 September

Manifestation of the cross

Aidan CR

26 August

Put on the whole armour of God

John CR

19 August

Bread and wine

Eric CR

12 August

More than food (Recording - wma file so it should play automatically in Windows Media Player). The text version can be found here

Antony CR

5 August

God's gifts

Crispin CR

29 July

Risk of faith

Simon CR

15 July

Death

Nicolas CR

1 July

Healing of a different order

Peter CR

10 June

Whoever does the will of God

Antony CR

20 May

The world, the flesh and the devil

Nicolas CR

13 May

Greater love has no one than this

John CR

29 April

A noble shepherd (with music!)

Thomas CR

22 April

The Word speaking to us

Crispin CR

1 April

Palm Sunday sermon 

Peter CR

25 March

Passion Sunday sermon

Simon CR

18 March

As the serpent was lifted up

Eric CR

26 February 

Lone and dreary, faint and weary

Aidan CR

19 February

Glimpses of real glory

Antony CR

5 February

Making a difference (Recording - wma file so it should play automatically in Windows Media Player)

John CR

15 January

Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Includes photographs of the new choir stalls

George CR

8 January

The Baptism of our Lord

Crispin CR

1 January

We are called by your name

Peter CR

2011

18 December

Obedience

Simon CR

11 December

Who are you? (Recording - wma file so it should play automatically in Windows Media Player). The text version can be found here

Nicolas CR

13 November

Rule keeping?

Antony CR

6 November

Ten Virgins

Nicolas CR

23 October

The primacy of unconditional love

Eric CR

9 October

Meditate on these things

Crispin CR

18 September

Living is Christ and dying is gain

Oswin CR

11 September

God's judgement

Antony CR

4 September

St Augustine

Crispin CR

21 August

Questions

Eric CR

14 August

What faith you have

Aidan CR

7 August

The outstretched hands of God

Simon CR

10 July

The divine sower

Peter CR

19 June

The Grace

Philip CR

12 June

The work of the Spirit

Oswin CR

5 June

Eternal Life/Protection

Nicolas CR

29 May

If you love me, keep my commandments

Aidan CR

22 May

Seeing Christ

George CR

1 May

Faith in stages

Thomas CR

3 April

Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord

Antony CR

20 March

The bigger picture in Lent

Nicolas CR

13 March

Desire

Thomas CR

20 February

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect

Crispin CR

6 February

Salt and light

Aidan CR

30 January

Transformation

Eric CR

23 January

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light

Peter CR

16 January

God's Children Here and Now

Antony CR

2 January

What God can do

Nicolas CR

2010

12 December

My master calls me

Aidan CR

12 October

Prepare and make ready

Crispin CR

24 October

Humility

Aidan CR

17 October

The Unjust Judge

Nicolas CR

19 September

The shrewd manager

Thomas CR

6 September

The requirements of discipleship

Crispin CR

29 August

The best seats

John CR

22 August

Sabbath praise

Oswin CR

15 August

A celebration of Mary

Antony CR

18 July

A right Mary

John CR

11 July

Loving God and loving one another

Timothy CR

4 July

Wash and be clean

Nicolas CR

27 June

God will find us

Thomas CR

20 June

Freedom of the Kingdom

Peter CR

13 June

The love of God

A CR Brother

6 June

All are one in Christ

Crispin CR

30 May

The Trinity

Eric CR

23 May

The gifts of the spirit

Peter CR

16 May

God revealed

Antony CR

9 May

Permanence and transience

Aidan CR

2 May

God's sheep

Eric CR

25 April

The stranger on the beach

Simon CR

11 April

The wounds of Christ

Crispin CR

21 February

The wilderness

Oswin CR

14 February

The Transfiguration

Peter CR

7 February

Stilling of the storm

Nicolas CR

31 January

Presentation of Christ in the Temple

John CR

17 January

Water into wine

Simon CR

10 January

Baptism of Jesus

Thomas CR

2009

27 December

Following Jesus

Timothy CR

6 December

Incarnation

George CR

25 October

Attention

Simon CR

11 October

The age to come

Antony CR

27 September

Healing

Crispin CR

6 September

The Syro-Phoenician Woman

Nicolas CR

30 August

Discerning the Word

Crispin CR

16 August

The body and blood of Jesus

Antony CR

9 August

No one can come to me unless the Father draw him

Aidan CR

26 July

Blessings

Eric CR

12 July

Neutral ground

Peter CR

5 July

Power is made perfect in weakness

Crispin CR

21 June

The storm on the sea

Nicolas CR

2 May 

The Good Shepherd

Eric CR

19 April

Walking in the light

Timothy CR