Diocese of Oxford

Sermons by Rev'd Andrea Colbrook

When everything changes around us ……

Gospel        Mark 16.1-8 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark All        Glory to you O Lord    When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when…

Mothering is not a task for mothers alone

Gospel        John 19.25–27 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John All        Glory to you O Lord    Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her,…

Every tear is wiped away

Gospel        John 2.1–11 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John All        Glory to you O Lord    On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out,…

God is calling all of us to ….listen

First Reading       1 Samuel 3.1–10 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet…

Awaiting the true comforter

Gospel        Mark 1.1–8 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark All        Glory to you O Lord     The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, ‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,    who will prepare your way;…

Reflect on the price of peace

 Gospel        Matthew 25.1–13 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew All        Glory to you O Lord      Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish took their lamps, they…

We are on a journey …. together

First Reading   Philippians 4.1–9 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.  I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women,…

Jesus – the greatest teacher of all

First Reading       Romans 12.9–21 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints;…

Listen for God’s whispers

Gospel       Matthew 14.22–33 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew All        Glory to you, O Lord.     Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to…

Small acts lead to significant impact

Gospel       Matthew 13.31–33,44–52 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew All          Glory to you, O Lord.     He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it…