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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Dated 13 September 2020. The 'I am' sayings of Jesus - John 6: 22-59 - I am the bread of Life

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?"

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

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
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).

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

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

Week 6 of series from Mark's gospel
Dated 2 August 2020. Contributing what we have – Mark6: 30-44 - The feeding of the 5,000

Week 5 of series from Mark's gospel, transcript to come. Guest preacher, the Rev’d Canon Roger Spiller, Chair of the trustees of the College of Preachers
Dated 26 July 2020. Life through Jesus - Mark 5: 21-24a, 35-43 - Jesus brings a little girl back to life

Week 4 of series from Mark's gospel
Dated 19 July 2020. Listening to God - Mark 4: 1-20 - The parable of the sower

Week 3 of series from Mark's gospel
Dated 12 July 2020. What’s special about Sunday? Mark 3: 1-6 Jesus’ - Teaching about the sabbath

Week 2 of series from Mark's gospel
Dated 5 July 2020. Where do you stand? The healing of a paralysed man - Mark 2: 1-12

Bishop of Basingstoke speaks on 'Generous June'
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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.

Saturday 28 March
Uploaded 1 April

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