Sermons – Audio Archive

Welcome to our page of archived audio resources from All Saints Church.

These are sermons preached at All Saints Church which you can listen to by streaming from this page or downloading the audio file to your device for later listening.

The audio files are mostly live recordings of the sermon when delivered; in a few cases where a live recording was not possible, a machine-generated audio file is available to assist those who prefer listening to reading.

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20th February 2022

13th February 2022

6th February 2022

30th January 2022

23rd January 2022

16th January 2022

9th January 2022

2nd January 2022

25th December 2021

Advent

21st November 2021

14th November 2021

17th October 2021

3rd October 2021 – Climate Sunday

19th September 2021 – The third Sunday of Creationtime

12th September 2021 – The second Sunday of Creationtime

 

5th September 2021 – The first Sunday of Creationtime

29th August 2021 – The thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

22nd August 2021 – The twelfth Sunday after Trinity

1st August 2021 – The ninth Sunday after Trinity

25th July 2021 – The festival of James the Apostle

The seventh Sunday after Trinity 18th July 2021

The sixth Sunday after Trinity 11th July 2021

The fifth Sunday after Trinity 4th July 2021

The fourth Sunday after Trinity 27th June 2021

Environment Sunday 6th June 2021

Trinity Sunday 30th May 2021

Pentecost 23rd May 2021

Ascension Day 13th May 2021

Sixth Sunday in Easter 9th May 2021

Fifth Sunday in Easter 2nd May 2021

Fourth Sunday in Easter 25th April 2021

Third Sunday in Easter 18th April 2021

Second Sunday in Easter 11th April 2021

Easter Day 4th April 2021

Maundy Thursday 1st April 2021

Sunday 28th March 2021

Sunday 21st March 2021

Sunday 28th February 2021 – the second Sunday of Lent

Sunday 14th February 2021 – The Sunday before Lent

Sunday 7th February 2021

Sunday 31st January 2021 – The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)

“Hope and truth through the pandemic” A sermon from Canon David Hodgson, our Rector on the Feast of the Presentation of Christ.

Sunday 24th January 2021

A sermon on from John Boylan, our lay Preacher, on the 3rd Sunday of Epiphany

Sunday 17th January 2021

A sermon from the Reverend Hannah Higginson on the 2nd Sunday of Epiphany

Sunday 10th January 2021

Darkest before the dawn. A sermon by Canon David Hodgson on the Baptism of Christ

Christmas Day 2020

All-age talk on Christmas Day by Canon David Hodgson

Sermon for Christmas Day by John Boylan, Authorised Lay Preacher

Christmas Midnight 2020

Sermon from the Christmas Midnight Communion service by The Reverend Colin James

Sunday 20th December 2020

“The best laid schemes…” A sermon by the Rector, Canon David Hodgson

Sunday 13th December 2020

“Make straight the way”  A sermon by John Boylan

Sunday 6th December 2020

“The good news of Jesus Christ” A sermon by The Reverend Colin James

Sunday 29th November 2020

“Hope in Crisis” Listen here to the sermon by The Reverend Hannah Higginson

Sunday 22nd November 2020

Listen here to the sermon for Christ the King by Canon David Hodgson

Sunday 15th November 2020

“The Talents Show” Listen here to the sermon by John Boylan

Sunday 8th November – Remembrance Sunday 2020

Not a sermon but seven poems written by local people on the theme of Remembrance, with an introduction by Canon David Hodgson

Sunday 1st November 2020 – All Saints Sunday

Listen here to the sermon for All Saints Sunday by The Reverend Colin James

“How do we believe the Bible?” Listen here to this sermon for Bible Sunday by our Authorised Lay Preacher, John Boylan – 25th October 2020

Watch the video of the whole Parish Communion service including the sermon

“The holistic healing Jesus brings” Listen here to this sermon for Saint Luke’s Day by The Reverend Hannah Higginson – 18th October 2020

Watch the video of  the whole Parish Communion service including the sermon

“What is God’s kingdom like?” Listen here to this sermon by Canon David Hodgson based on Jesus’ parable of the wedding banquet – 11th October 2020

Watch the video of the whole Parish Communion service including the sermon

“Our care for the earth” Listen here to this sermon on Sunday 4th October 2020, the last day of Creationtime, by The Reverend Colin James

“Moved to action?” Listen to this sermon for Harvest Festival Sunday by The Reverend Hannah Higginson

“Protesting God’s economy” Listen to this sermon by Canon David Hodgson

Sermon on forgiveness by our Authorised Lay Preacher John Boylan.

Sermon on Climate Sunday by Canon David Hodgson

“Take up your cross and follow me” Listen to this sermon by the Reverend Hannah Higginson

“Who Jesus is and who we are” Listen to this sermon by Canon David Hodgson, Rector.

“A parable of Jesus: the wheat and the weeds”. By John Boylan, Authorised Lay Preacher.

“Do not be afraid” A sermon on how the teaching of Jesus gives us courage in this troublesome time by The Reverend Hannah Higginson

The compassion of Jesus. Listen to this sermon by the Reverend Colin James

Living at peace with nature and with God. Listen to this sermon on the twin themes of the Holy Trinity and the environment by Canon David Hodgson.

Prayer. Listen to this sermon about prayer by our Lay Preacher John Boylan

Love is his promise. Listen to this sermon by The Reverend Hannah Higginson for the 6th Sunday of Easter.

The friendship of Jesus. Listen to this sermon by The Reverend Colin James for Easter 5.

“I am the gate” Listen to this sermon exploring the leadership of Jesus, by Canon David Hodgson

“We had hoped”. Listen to this sermon about meeting the Risen Jesus on the Road to Emmaus, given by Canon David Hodgson

“Witnesses to these things”. Listen to this sermon by our Authorised Lay Preacher John Boylan about Jesus’ appearance to the disciples in the locked room. Read it here.

“The Empty Tomb” Listen here to this Easter Day sermon by Revd Hannah Higginson

Listen here to this Palm Sunday sermon by The Reverend Colin James

The raising of Lazarus. Listen here to this sermon  for Passion Sunday by our Authorised Lay Minister, John Boylan.

Mothering Sunday. Listen to this talk by our Rector, Canon David Hodgson, for Mothering Sunday 2020 – the first Sunday after churches were closed as part of the global Coronavirus emergency

Living Waters. Listen to this sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent by the Reverend Hannah Higginson

God so loved the world. Listen to this sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent by the Reverend Colin James.

The meaning of Life? Listen to this sermon for the First Sunday of Lent by Canon David Hodgson.

Time to recognise the truth about ourselves. Read or listen to this sermon for Ash Wednesday by Canon David Hodgson.

The Transfiguration of Jesus. Listen to this sermon by The Reverend Hannah Higginson for the Sunday before Lent.

God is like us. Listen to this sermon by The Reverend Colin James about God’s gifts and our responsibilities to care for the created world.

The salt of the earth. Listen to the sermon by the Rector, Canon David Hodgson, on the launch of the fundraising appeal for space for all , the All Saints Church Community Project

Looking for the light of Christ. A sermon by the Rector, Canon David Hodgson for Candlemas

There are many kinds of fish. Listen here to a sermon by The Rector, Canon David Hodgson

Making Christ visible. A sermon by The Reverend Colin James

Celebrating baptism. Listen to this sermon by Canon David Hodgson.

The visit of the wise men. Listen to this sermon for Epiphany by The Reverend Hannah Higginson.

Children’s well-being is the measure of a caring community. Listen to this sermon for the First Sunday of Christmas by the Rector, The Reverend Canon David Hodgson.

Born in the night. Listen to this sermon for the Christmas Midnight service by the Rector, The Reverend Canon David Hodgson.

In the darkness God is with us. Listen to this sermon from The Reverend Hannah Higginson.

Hope for change. Listen to this sermon from the Rector,  The Reverend Canon David Hodgson.

Preparing to receive the Lord. Listen to this sermon for Advent from The Reverend Colin James.

The heavenly perspective. Listen here to sermon for the Feast of Christ the King by The Rev’d Hannah Higginson

Is God all-powerful really? Read or listen to this sermon by our Rector, Canon David Hodgson.

God of the living. Listen to this sermon for Remembrance Sunday by our Rector Canon David Hodgson

Making the blessings of God tangible. Read here or listen to this sermon for All Saints Sunday by our Rector Canon David Hodgson.

How accessible do we find the Bible? Listen to this sermon for Bible Sunday by our Associate priest The Rev’d Hannah Higginson.

Believe in the power of the cry for climate justice. Listen to this sermon by our Rector, Canon David Hodgson.

God’s blessings cross boundaries. Read or listen here to this sermon by our Rector, Canon David Hodgson

Listen to The Revd Colin James talking about faith.

A series of sermons for the Season of Creation

Season of Creation: Read here or listen below to this sermon by our Authorised Lay Preacher John Boylan offering some thoughts on the Parable of the Dishonest Manager in Luke 16.1-13

Season of Creation: Listen to this sermon by Canon David Hodgson about why all is not lost in our planetary emergency

Season of Creation: Listen to this sermon by The Rev’d Colin James about the urgent need to choose life for the future of our children and the planet

Season of Creation: Listen to this sermon by the Rev’d Hannah Higginson about caring for the planet

Listen to this sermon by Canon David Hodgson about God’s urgent call on us not to be apathetic about the need for change

Listen to this sermon by The Reverend Hannah Higginson on the coming kingdom of God

Listen to this sermon by The Reverend Colin James about not confusing optimism with faith

Listen to this sermon by our Authorised Lay Preacher John Boylan on the parable of the farmer’s windfall

Listen to this sermon by The Reverend Canon David Hodgson about learning to pray

Listen to this sermon by The Reverend Hannah Higginson about taking time to be still and to receive from God

Read or listen to this sermon by our Authorised Lay Preacher John Boylan with a fresh look at the parable of the Good Samaritan

Read or listen to this sermon by our Authorised Lay Preacher, John Boylan, about the kingdom of God.

Listen to a sermon by The Reverend Colin James showing why Christians can never condone racism or gender discrimination

Listen to a sermon about God the Holy Trinity by Canon David Hodgson

Read or listen to a sermon for Pentecost by Canon David Hodgson

Listen to a sermon for Ascension Day by Rev’d Hannah Higginson

Caring Community: a special themed series of sermons for May 2019

Read or listen to the final sermon in the Caring Community series by Canon David Hodgson

Read or listen below to the third sermon in the Caring Community series by John Boylan

Listen below to the second sermon in the Caring Community series by the Rev’d Colin James

Read or listen below to this first sermon in the Caring Community series by the Rev’d Hannah Higginson

Listen below to this sermon for Easter by Canon David Hodgson

Listen below to this sermon about the extravagance of God by Canon David Hodgson

Listen below to this sermon about Brexit by Canon David Hodgson

Listen below to this sermon for Lent by John Boylan

Listen below to this sermon by John Boylan on 17th March 2019

Listen below to this sermon by Canon David Hodgson on the first Sunday in Lent

Listen below to this sermon by The Rev’d Hannah Higginson on the Sunday before Lent

Listen below to this sermon by The Rev’d Colin James on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his becoming a Licensed Lay Minister

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Read this sermon by The Rev’d Canon David Hodgson or listen below

Read this sermon by The Rev’d Hannah Higginson or listen below

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Read the latest sermon from Revd Colin James – The Baptism of Christ

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Read this sermon by The Revd Canon David Hodgson or listen below

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Rev’d Canon David Hodgson – Rector

Sermon: “Passing on the gift of hope: responding to God’s generosity in creation” Sunday 9th September 2018: PDF text; Audio(live recording) Download or stream here:

 

Sermon: “The Armour of God: interpreting Ephesians for today” Sunday 26th August: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here:

 

Sermon: “We are what we eat” Sunday 19th August 2018; PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here:

 

Sermon: “Feed the people”. Sunday 29th July 2018: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here:

 

Sermon: “Is protest and denunciation compatible with the Christian gospel?” Tuesday 17th July 2018: PDF text; Audio(live recording) Download or stream here:

 

Interview with the Archdeacon of Berkshire, Ven. Olivia Graham, conducted  by Peter Barrett of the All Saints Partnership for Missional Church team (no text available) Download or stream here:

 

Sermon: “The cosmic vision of the peace of Christ” Sunday 15th July 2018 (8am service only) (No text available). Download or stream here:

 

Sermon: “Where is God’s kingdom?” Sunday 17th June 2018: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here:

 

Sermon: “After Cambridge Analytica- what is truth?” Sunday 10th June 2018: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here:

 

Sixty-second sermon broadcast on BCC Radio Berkshire 27th May 2018

 

Sermon: “A new birth” Sunday 27th May 2018: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here:

 

Sermon on Ascension Day 2018 Thursday 10th May 2018; PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here:

 

Short sermon “The True Vine and worship” Sunday 29th April 2018; PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here:

 

Sermon on Third Sunday of Lent 4th March 2018: PDF text; Audio (live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon on First Sunday of Lent 18th February 2018: PDF text; Audio (live recording) download; or stream here:

 

Sermon on 2nd Sunday before Lent: PDF text; Audio (live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon “Water into wine”: PDF text; Audio (live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon “Wise men, dreams, becoming a community church”: PDF text; Audio (live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon at Midnight Communion service Christmas 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon “Remember the poor” – 17th December 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording download); or stream here

 

Sermon on Remembrance Sunday 2017: PDF text; Audio(live recording) download; or stream here:

 

Sermon on All Saints Sunday 5th  November 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon on All Saints Day 1st November 2017: Audio (live recording) download); or stream here

 

“The church’s ministry of healing” – sermon on the Sunday before St Luke’s Day 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here

 

“Generosity and Forgiveness in earth as in heaven” – sermon on Third Sunday of Creation time 17th September 2017; PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here

 

“Moving on ” – sermon on First Sunday of Creation Time 3rd September 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here

“Jesus is for everyone” – sermon on Sunday 20th August 2017: PDF text: Audio (live recording) Download or stream here

 

“The wheat and the weeds” – sermon on the grace of God 23rd July 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here

 

Sermon on Trinity Sunday, 11th June 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here

 

Sermon on Pentecost Sunday, 4th June 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here

 

Sermon on Ascension Day, 25th May 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here

Address at funeral of Jane Hussey 19th May 2017: PDF text; Audio (no live recording available) Download machine -generated audio version or stream here (female voice generated)

 

Sermon for Christian Aid Week 14th May 2017  (using material from resources supplied by Christian Aid): PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here

 

“The road to Emmaus” 3rd Sunday of Easter 2017: PDF text; Audio (Live recording) Download or listen here

 

Easter Day 2017: PDF text; Audio (Live recording) Download or listen here

 

Maundy Thursday 2017: PDF text; Audio (Live recording) Download or listen here

 

Passion Sunday 2017: PDF text; Audio (Live recording)

 

Mothering Sunday 2017:  PDF  text; Audio file (machine)

Rev’d Colin James – Honorary Priest

Sermon on Sunday 12th August 2018; PDF text

Sermon “Celebrating Mary Magdalene” 22nd July 2018: PDF text; Audio (live recording) download; or stream here:

 

Sermon “The birth of John the Baptist” 24th June 2018; PDF text; Audio (live recording) download; or stream here:

 

Sermon “The True Vine” 29th April 2018; PDF text; Audio (live recording) download; or stream here:

 

Sermon on 2nd Sunday of Easter 8th April 2018: Audio (live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon on Maundy Thursday 29th March 2018: Audio (live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon on the 2nd Sunday of Lent 25th February 2018: Audio (live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon at Candlemas 28th January 2018: Audio (live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon on Christmas Eve 2017: Audio (live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon on 10th December 2017: PDF text

Sermon for Christ the King Sunday 26th November 2017: PDF text; Audio(live recording) download; or stream here

 

Sermon at Bereavement Service 19th November 2017: PDF text

 

Sermon on 8th October 2018: PDF text

“Who do you say that I am?” 27th August 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or stream here

 

Paul at Athens 21st May 2017: PDF text; Audio (Live recording) Download or stream here

 

Sermon on Healing 18th June 2017: PDF text; Audio (Live recording) Download or listen here

John Boylan – Authorised Lay Preacher

Sermon “You’re missing the point” Sunday 5th August 2018: PDF text: Audio (live recording) Download or listen here:

 

Sermon “While you are waiting…” Sunday 3rd June 2018: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or listen here

 

Sermon “If you love me” on 6th May 2018: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or listen here:

 

Sermon “Witness to these things” on 15th April 2018: PDF text; Audio Download or listen here

 

Sermon “Render to Caesar” on 22nd October 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or listen here

 

Sermon “Life’s not fair” on 24th September 2017; PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or listen here

 

Sermon on the Transfiguration of Christ 6th August 2017: PDF text; Audio(live recording) Download or listen here

 

Sermon on Law and Spirit 16th July 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or listen here

 

Dying to sin and living in Christ 25th June 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or listen here

 

The Good Shepherd 7th May 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or listen here

 

Woman of Samaria 19 March 2017: PDF text; Audio (live recording) Download or listen here

 

 

 

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