Sermons from Saint Faith's


Click on the titles below to access the text of sermons at Saint Faith's (and occasionally elsewhere) preached by our own or visiting clergy, readers and ordinands.
 



The Water of Life
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, 19th March, 2017

Doctor Nicodemus
(Doctor) Fred Nye, Sunday, 12th March, 2017

Turning away from Fear
Paula O'Shaughnessy, Sunday, 5th March, 2017

'Remember you are Dust...
Fr Dennis Smith, Ash Wednesday,  1st March, 2017

The Lenten Journey
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, 26th February, 2017

Give her an Oscar!
Pauka O'Shaughnessy, Sunday, 19th February, 2017

Hard Words
Revd Denise McDougall, Sunday, 12th February, 2017

Jot and Tittle
Fred Nye, Sunday, 5th February, 2017

Nunc Dimittis
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, 29th January, 2017

The Dawning of the Light
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, 22nd January, 2017

For the Good of All
Paula O'Shaughnessy, Sunday, 15th January, 2017

What's in a Name?
Jackie Parry, 1st January, 2017

Light in Darkness
Fr Dennis Smith, Christmas morning, 2016

The Word made Flesh
Revd Denise McDougall, Christmas midnight, 2016

Questions and Answers
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, 18th December, 2012

The King and the Kingdom
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, 11th December, 2016

Hope for a New Start
Fred Nye, Sunday, 4th December, 2016

Patronal Indulgence
Fr Michael Finlay, St Faith's Sunday, 9th October, 2016

Christ the King
Archdeacon Pete Spiers, Sunday 20th November, 2016

Children of the Resurrection
Revd Denise McDougall, Sunday 6th November, 2016

The Tax Collector and the Pharisee
Jackie Parry, Sunday 23rd October, 2016

Justice
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday 16th October, 2016

Entertaining Angels Unawares

Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday 2nd October, 2016

Embracing the World
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday 11th September, 2016


True Discipleship
Revd Denise McDougall, Sunday, 4th September, 2016


The fear of God
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, 21st August, 2016

'I come to bring fire to the earth'
Fred Nye, Sunday, 14th August, 2016

'Father, forgive...'
Fred Nye, Sunday, 24th July, 2016

Martha and Mary
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, 17th July, 2016

Neighbours
Fred Nye, Sunday, 10th July, 2016

No Looking Back
Rev Denise McDougall, Sunday, 26th June, 2016

Pity the poor Pigs!
Fr  Dennis Smith, Sunday, 19th June, 2016

Talking of the Trinity
Paula O'Shaughnessy, Sunday, 22nd May, 2016

Earthquakes
Fred Nye, Sunday 8th May, 2016

Ascension
Rev Denise McDougall, Ascension Day, Thursday 5th May, 2016

God alone sufficeth
Paula O'Shaughnessy, Sunday 24th April, 2016

'The Father and I are One'
Brenda Cottarel (delivered by Gareth Griffiths), Sunday 17th April, 2016

'Alleluia is our song'
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, 10th April, 2016

'.. And it's goodbye from her!'
Rev Sue Lucas, farewell sermon at St Faith's: Choral Evensong, Sunday, 3rd April, 2016

Resurrection
Rev Sue Lucas, Easter morning, 2016

'Taken, Blessed, Broken, Given'
Three Holy Week 2016 sermons by Sue

Economy and Generosity
Rev Sue Lucas, Passion Sunday, 13th March, 2016

Repent, Change, bear Fruit
Brenda Cottarel, Sunday, 28th February, 2016

It's very tempting!
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, 14th February, 2016

Alan Morgan - a Gentleman and a Gentle Man
Fr Dennis Smith, requiem mass, 8th February, 2016

'My Gift for the Child'
Fred Nye, Candlemas, Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Change
Paula O'Shaughnessy, Sunday, January 24th, 2016

 'When heaven and earth intersect'
Rev Denise McDougall, Sunday, January 17th, 2016


'With you I am well pleased'
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Walking in the Light
Paula O'Shaughnessy, Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Stepping into History
Rev Sue Lucas, Christmas morning, 2015

The Word made Flesh
Rev Sue Lucas, Christmas midnight mass, 2015

Mary and Elizabeth
Rev Sue Lucas, December 20th, 2015

The Advent Journey
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Living on the Edge
Brenda Cottarel, Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Faith and Healing
Jackie Parry, October 25th, 2015

The Fall of Eagles
Paula O'Shaughnessy, October 17th, 2015

The Cost of Discipleship
Rev Sue Lucas, September 13th, 2015

'Manner Maketh Man'
Rev Sue Lucas, September 6th, 2015

Inclusivity
Rev Sue Lucas, August 30th, 2015

Witnessing
Rev Sue Lucas, August 23rd, 2015

You are what you eat!
Rev Sue Lucas, August 16th, 2015

'One Body'
Dr Fred Nye, August 9th, 2015

All Manna of Things!
Brenda Cottarel, August 2nd, 2015

Feeeding the Five Thousand
Brenda Cottarel, July 26th, 2015

Compassion
Fr Dennis Smith, July 19th, 2015

'Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway'
Fr Dennis Smith, July 4th, 2015

All at Sea?
Rev Denise McDogall, June 21st, 2015


Trinity
Rev Sue Lucas, April 31st, 2015

The Marks of Mission
Paula O'Shaughnessey, April 17th, 2015

Love and Law
Fr Dennis Smith, May 10th, 2015

Pruning Time
Rev Sue Lucas, May 3rd, 2015

God's Election
Fr Dennis Smith, April 26th, 2015

Choosing Life
Paula O'Shaughnessy, April 12th, 2015

The Great Sacrament
Rev Sue Lucas, Maundy Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Cleansing the Temple
Jackie Parry, March 8th, 2015

Drowning in God
Paula O'Shaughnessy, February 22nd, 2015

God's Abundance
Rev Sue Lucas, Ash Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Images
Rev Sue Lucas, February 8th, 2015

The Perils of Paul
Fr Dennis Smith, January 25th, 2015

The Baptism of Christ
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, January 11th, 2015

The Holy Innocents
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, December 28th, 2014

The Word made Flesh
Rev Sue Lucas, Christmas midnight mass, 2014

Annunciation and Visitation
Brenda Cottarel, Sunday, December 21st, 2014

The Forerunner
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell
Paula O'Shaughnessy, Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Talents Today
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, November 16th, 2014

'For All the Saints'
Jackie Parry, Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Unseating Idols
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Missing the Party
Rev Denise McDougall, Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Our Day of Thanksgiving
Fr Ged Callacher, Patronal Festival, 5th October, 2014

Relationships
Jackie Parry, Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Separation
Paula O'Shaughnessy, August 31st, 2014

Being Vulnerable
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Miracles
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, August 10th, 2014

How Many Times?
Dr Fred Nye, Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Parables
Rev Denise McDougall, Sunday, July 27th, 2014

The Wheat and the Weeds
Jackie Parry, Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Waxing Lyrical
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, July 13th, 2014

In Tune with God
Paula O'Shaughnessey, Sunday, July 6th, 2014

The Keys of the Kingdom
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, June 29th, 2014

The Cost of Witness
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Divine Choreography
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Waiting for the Spirit
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, June 1st, 2014

'The hope that is in you...'
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Going back to Bethany
Rev Denise McDougall, Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Nicodemus by Night
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Choices and Commitment
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday, March 9th, 2014

'Can we do it?'
Rev Sue Lucas, Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Not to Worry!
Jackie Parry, February 23rd, 2014

Homicide and Sex
Fr Dennis Smith, February 16th, 2014

The Salt of the Earth
Fr Dennis Smith, February 9th, 2014

Light in Darkness
Rev Denise McDougall, January 26th, 2014

On Baptism
Fr Dennis Smith, The Baptism of Christ, January 12th, 2014

Bad News or Good News?
Fr Dennis Smith, Sunday after Christmas, December 29th, 2013

Fighting for the Faith
Fr Mark Waters, the Feast of St Stephen, December 26th, 2013

Hope for the Future
Revd Denise McDougall, December 9th, 2013

Christ the King
Paula O'Shaughnessey, November 24th, 2013

'Us' and 'Them'
Fr Dennis Smith, November 17th, 2013

Money Matters

Fr Dennis Smith, August 4th, 2013

The Good Samaritan
Fr Dennis Smith, July 14th, 2013

Testing the Spirits
Fr Simon Tibbs, Merchant Taylors' School end of term service at St Faith's, July 10th, 2013


Clothed with Christ
Dr Fred Nye, June 23rd, 2013

Revelation
Fred Nye, May 12th, 2013

'The Singing Bird Will Come'
Paula O'Shaughnessy, April 7th, 2013

The Triduum sermons
Fr Simon Tibbs: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Eve, 2013

Reconciliation
Fr Dennis Smith, Wednesday in Holy Week, March 27th, 2013

From Wronged to Wrong
Fr Simon Tibbs, Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 17th, 2013

The Barren Fig Tree
Fred Nye, Third Sunday in Lent, March 3rd, 2013

Temptation
Fr Dennis Smith, First Sunday in Lent, February 17th, 2013

Candlemas
Revd Denise McDougall, February 3rd, 2013

Christ the Giver of Life
Fred Nye, January 20th, 2013

The Baptism of the Lord
Fr Simon Tibbs, January 13th, 2013

The Holy Family
Revd Denise McDougall, December 30th, 2012

The Word made Flesh
Revd Denise McDougall, Christmas morning, 2012

Trusting the Peace
Cynthia Johnson, December 16th, 2012

Being Prepared
Revd Denise McDougall, Advent Sunday 2012

Back to Basics

Fred Nye, September 9th, 2012

An End to War?
Ven Ricky Panter, Archdeacon of Liverpool, St Faith's, Remembrance Sunday, November 11th, 2012

'For All The Saints'
Revd Denise McDougall, Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, November 2nd, 2012


Top Dog or Underdog?
Fr Dennis Smith, October 21st, 2012

Treasure in Clay Jars
Canon Richard Capper, Eve of St Faith, 2012

Does Religion 'Work'?
Fred Nye, September 9th, 2012

Separation
Paula O'Shaughnessy, September 2nd, 2012

Desertion
Fred Nye, August 26th, 2012

The Bread of Life
Fr Ian Wynne, St James the Great, Haydock, August 12th, 2012

Reading the Signs
Fr Mark Waters, July 30th, 2012

To Toil and Seek for Rest..'
Revd Denise McDougall, July 22nd, 2012

Raised to Life
Fr Dennis Smith, July 1st, 2012

The Man with a Mission
Fr Neil Kelley's last sermon as vicar at St Mary's,: 24th June 2012

The Gift of Faith
Fr Neil Kelley's last sermon as vicar at St Faith's: 17th June, 2012

Jubilee
Fr Steve Holt, Trinity Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Praying at Pentecost
Fr Neil Kelley, Pentecost 2012

Christian Aid Sunday
Fr Neil Kelley, May 13th, 2012

Lent Devotional addresses
Five addresses by students of the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, given at St Faith's during Lent, 2012 (pdf file)

Ghosts
Revd Denise McDougall, April 22nd, 2012

Special Relationships
Fr Neil Kelley, Mothering Sunday, 2012

Cleaning up the Temple
Fr Dennis Smith, March 11th, 2012

Reconciliation
Fr Neil Kelley, Sunday before Lent, February 19th, 2012

Visiting Uncle George

Fr Dennis Smith, January 22nd, 2012

The Baptism of Jesus
Renewal of Baptismal Vows, Commitment to Mission, launch of Stewardship Campaign
Fr Neil Kelley, January 15th, 2012

The Holy Name of Jesus
Fr Neil Kelley, New Year's Day, 2012

An 'X-rated' Christmas
Fr Neil Kelley, Christmas Midnight Mass, 2011

Baby Talk
Fr Dennis Smith, December 18th, 2011

'Let all your lamps be bright'
Fred Nye, November 6th, 2011

A Dedicated Nation
Fred Nye, Dedication Festival, October 9th, 2011

Love Thy Neighbour
Fr Neil Kelley, September 4th, 2011

'My Child, why have you done this to us?'
Fred Nye, The B.V.M., August 14th, 2011

The Pearl of Great Price
Fr Neil Kelley, July 24th, 2011

Making the News
Fr Craig Roters, May Devotions, May 8th, 2011

'Dance, then, wherever you may be...'
Fred Nye, Passion Sunday, April 10th, 2011

In Tune with Heaven
Fr Neil Kelley, First Sunday in Lent, March 13th, 2011

Ready for the Journey
Revd Denise McDougall, February 27th, 2011

Loving our Enemies
Fr Dennis Smith, February 20th


'Are You Sitting Comfortably?'
Cynthia Johnson, February 13th, 2011

Celebrating Candlemass
Revd Susan Lucas, St Margaret's Anfield, Eve of Candlemass, February 2011

Landing over Water
Dr Fred Nye, January 30th, 2011

Following the Star
Revd Denise McDougall, Eve of the Epiphany, January 5th, 2011

Mystery
Dr Fred Nye, Christmas midnight, 2010

All Souls
Dr Fred Nye, November 2nd, 2010


Celebrating Saint Faith
The Dean of Worcester, Eve of St Faith, October 5th 2010

May They All Be One
Fr Neil Kelley: 19th September 2010

Magnificat
Fred Nye's sermon on the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th, 2010

Mary and Martha
Revd Denise McDougall, July 22nd, 2010

Our Lady, Queen of Apostles
Mirfield Ordinand Ian McCormack, Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Remembering
Mirfield Ordinand Stephen Holt, Holy Saturday, 2010
 
Robin and the Resurrection
Canon Robin Johnson: Easter Day 2010

With Love and Kisses
Canon Robin Johnson: Maundy Thursday 2010

Back to Basics in Lent
Fr Neil Kelley: Sunday before Lent, 2010

The Light Shineth in Darkness
Fr Dennis Smith: Christmas morning 2009

The Transfiguration
Fr Neil Kelley: August 2009

Mary... not Mary Poppins
Fr Michael Wood's sermon at the May Devotions service, 2009

The Service for Sinners

Fr Neil's hard-htting sermon on the third Sunday in Lent

Acting on our Faith

Fr Mark Waters' final sermon: 3rd Sunday before Lent, 2009

Changed Priorities Ahead
Fr Neil Kelley, the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, January 25th, 2009

The Morning Star
Fred Nye, Epiphany 2008

Tearing Open the Heavens
Fr Mark Waters, Advent Sunday 2008

The Ordained Ministry
Fr Mark Waters, October 2008

Carrying the Cross
Fr Mark Waters, August 2008

Riding the Waves
Fr Neil Kelley, August 2008

Food for Thought
Fr Neil Kelley, August 2008


The Hiddenness of God
Fr Dennis Smith, June 2008

Ordination to the Priesthood
Canon Myles Davies, Liverpool Cathedral, June 8th, 2008

Priesthood
Fr Neil Kelley, St Oswald's, Winwick, June 8th 2008

'Mother Love'
Fr Philip Barnes, Shrine of O.L.W., May Devotions to BVM, St Faith's, May 4th 2008

Ascension Day Sermon 2008
The Revd Emma Calderwood, St Anne's Church, Stanley

Mission and Ministry
Fred Nye, April 20th, 2008

Maundy Thursday Sermon

Fr Mark Waters, March 2008

Christian Living and Sacrifice
The Revd Kath Rogers, Diocesan Senior Resources Officer, March 2008

Christian Living and Worship
Fr Neil Kelley, Lent sermon series, 24th February, 2008

Christian Unity
Rev. Martyn Newman, Methodist Minister, Christian Unity Sunday 2008

The Baptism of Christ
Fr Mark Waters, January 13th, 2008

The Generosity of God
Fr Neil Kelley, Christmas Midnight Mass, 2007

Repentance and Confession
Fr Neil Kelley, December 18th, 2007

 Prophetic Community
Fr Mark Waters, December 9th, 2007

Body Language
Fred Nye, November 18th 2007

Saints Galore
Fr Dennis Smith, All Saints, November 2007

Worship

Fr Neil Kelley, September 2007

The Otherness of God
Fr Mark Waters, September 2007


The Journey of Faith
Fred Nye, August 2007

St John the Baptist

Fr Neil Kelley, June 2007

Christian Aid Week 2007
Fred Nye, May 2007


Living the Mystery

Fr Mark Waters, April, 2007 (The Messianic secret)

Living the Faith

Fr Mark Waters, January 2007 (New Wine: The Wedding at Cana)


Coming Soon

Fr Dennis Smith, November 2006 (getting ready for Advent)

Church for Sale?
Fr Neil Kelley, October 2006 (at the United Benefice Dedication service)

Getting in touch with our Feelings
Fr Neil Kelley, September 2006

The Ascension
Fr Gerwyn Capon: Ascension Day 2006

Christian Unity
Fr Neil Kelley

Christ the King

Delivered by Fr Mark Waters

The Annunciation
Dr Fed Nye

St Mary Magdalene
Fr Neil Kelley

Vocation

Fr Neil Kelley

Loving your enemies
Fr Mark Waters

Christmas Sermon
Fr Neil Kelley

Sermons on Pilgrimage: Faith, Hope and Love
Fr Neil Kelley

The Sacraments
Fr Michael Raynor, Dr Fred Nye, Fr Vivian Enever, Fr Dennis Smith, Mrs Joyce Green and Fr Neil Kelley

Holy Week and Easter
Fr Neil Kelley, Mrs Denise McDougall, and  Dr Fred Nye



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