Celebration of Holy Eucharist – Sunday 24th September 2023

“Christ is the Judge of All Merit”

After the glories of a late September Saturday, when blue skies and fluffy white clouds raced across the sky, and lawn mowers could be heard buzzing their way over overgrown lawns, today dawned chilly, grey, dark and blustery!

Even so, there was a healthy congregation at Ss Simon & Jude to welcome today’s Priest, Father Paul Barrow (retired).  As always, it was a wonderful service, during which his sermon was based on the Gospel reading, Matthew 20: 1-16, the Parable of the Workers of the Vineyard.  Having skilfully guided us through the true meaning of this parable and its application to the modern day, he concluded that Christ alone is the Judge of all merit and that in the eyes of our Heavenly Father, we are all equal, despite our uniqueness.


If you would like to join in with today’s hymns (Hymns Old & New, Anglican Edition, Kevin Mayhew, 1996) please follow the links given below. 

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293 – Lead us, heav’nly Father, lead us

120 – Father, hear the prayer we offer

464 – Take my life, and let it be

516 – Through all the changing scenes of life

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