Christmas 2019 | #3 | Three words that changed everything

15th December 2019. Stephen continued our Advent series this week with a talk entitled “Three words that changed everything”. According to the OECD the UK’s young people rank near the very bottom of countries in terms of life satisfaction. Stephen talks about three words and slogans that can help with this… Love – comes down. […]

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Christmas 2019 | #2 | A Mystery revealed

8th December 2019. Stephen continued our Advent series this week with a talk entitled “A Mystery Revealed”, looking at the coming of Jesus from three perspectives: Mystery – God reviewed int he vulnerability of the child Proximity – God has not distanced himself but draw him close to us Humility – Christ has come to […]

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Christmas 2019 | #1 | A Mystery Foretold

1st December 2019. This week Stephen started our Advent series for this year with a talk entitled “A Mystery Foretold”, looking at Isaiah 9. “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” – Isaiah 9:2 The World As It Is, […]

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The Advent Sermons | #4 Mary and the Magnificat

16th December 2018. For the fourth of our Advent Sermons, Stephen spoke about Mary and the Mangnificat (the song at the start of Luke’s Gospel). Stephen spoke about the gratitude and gravitas of Mary, and her part in the revolutionary story of Jesus’ birth. “We can not understand the depth of Mary’s obedience (to God), […]

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The Advent Sermons | #3 What’s it all about?

16th December 2018. Stephen continued our advent series this week by offering some space to pause and reflect on what the story of Christmas is about, and whether it is far fetched and far off or far reaching. “This story has resonated with millions and millions of people down through the centuries, giving their life […]

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The Advent Sermons | #2 The Candle, the Sculpture and the Fish Tank

9th December 2018. “The seed of divinity was planted in the womb of humanity” – Stephen Hackney Stephen continued our series of advent sermons this morning, examining the coming of Christ through the Bethlehem Candle, a sculpture in Trafalgar square (which you can see an image of below) and Phillip Yancey’s story of his aquarium.

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The Advent Sermons | God has got a plan

10th December 2017. This week, Stephen took a break from our Sacraments series to look in to the Christmas story, where God has got a plan. Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future […]

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