Sermons and Messages from the Rector

On this page you will find links to PDFs of sermons, recorded sermons, thoughts and messages from our Priest in Charge, Revd Anthony Smith.

Please remember, if you have any questions, comments or need help or prayer then please do get in touch. Either by Email or phone me on 01635 278470.
Yours in Christ, Anthony

Revd. Anthony Smith, Priest in Charge of
the United Benefice of Burghclere with Newtown, Ecchinswell and Sydmonton

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The documents are listed newest at the top.

To watch week 5 in the series on YouTube click I am the Way, the Truth and the Life
Dated 18 October 2020. The 'I am' sayings of Jesus - John 14: 1-9 - I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.

To watch week 4 in the series on YouTube click I am the Light of the World
given by the Revd Sally Dakin, Diocesan Spirituality Adviser for the Diocese of Winchester
Dated 11 October 2020. The 'I am' sayings of Jesus - John 8: 12-20 - I am the Light of the World.

To watch on YouTube click Harvest and Sharing
Dated 4 October 2020. Harvest Festival - Luke 12: 13-21 - Parable of the rich fool.

To watch week 3 of the series on YouTube click I am the gate
Dated 27 September 2020. The 'I am' sayings of Jesus - John 10: 1-10 - I am the gate.

To read week 2 in the series click Week 2 - I am the good shepherd
Or to watch on YouTube click Week 2 - I am the good shepherd
Dated 20 September 2020. The 'I am' sayings of Jesus - John 10: 11-21 - I am the good shepherd.

To read week 1 in the series click I am the bread of Life
Or to watch on YouTube click I am the bread of Life
Dated 13 September 2020. The 'I am' sayings of Jesus - John 6: 22-59 - I am the bread of Life.

To read click Looking to the future
Dated 6 September 2020. Matthew 16: 13-20 - Jesus speaks about the Church.
Talk on "What is a Benefice of the Future?"

To read click Week 10 of series from Mark's gospel
Dated 30 August 2020. Week 10, The greatest commandment - Mark 12: 28-34 - Jesus quietens his critics.

To read click Week 9 of series from Mark's gospel
Dated 23 August 2020. Week 9, Children in the Way - Mark 10: 13-16 - The place of children in the Kingdom of God.

Dated 16 August 2020. Week 8, Taking up our cross - Mark 8: 27-38 - The cost of following Jesus
To watch on YouTube click Bishop of Basingstoke speaks on 'Matthew 16: 21-28 '
A near identical telling of the same story as told by Mark on "Taking up your Cross".
Click on the link above to listen to the recording (opens in a new tab).

To read click Victory over Japan VJ75 Anniversary
Dated Saturday 15 August 2020. Ecchinswell War Memorial, service of commemoration, two minutes silence and wreath laying.

To read click Week 7 of series from Mark's gospel
Dated 9 August 2020. Week 7, Seeing Jesus in a different light Mark 9: 2-13 - The Transfiguration

To watch on YouTube click Bishop of Basingstoke speaks on 'Generous June'
Click on the link above to listen to the recording (opens in a new tab).
Dated 14 June. The guest preacher at our Zoom service was The Rt. Revd David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke, speaking on the prayerful call to be generous.
For the text of the Bishop's sermon click here

Passiontide Reflection
Dated 8 April 2020. By the Archdeacon of Winchester, The Ven. Richard Brand.

To read click Saturday 28 March
Uploaded 1 April

To read click Where is God in all of this? The coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19.
Dated 25 March