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.

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

Newtown Patronal Service. Interview with and Testimonial by Johnathan Taylor. Text to be released.
Dated 28 June 2020. Gospel passage Mark 1: 1-8 John the Baptist Prepares the Way

Father's Day address
Dated 21 June 2020. The lost son. Luke 15 :11-24

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

Trinity Sunday address
Dated 7 June 2020. Three in one Father, Son and Holy Spirit. John 5: 5-8, 12-15

Pentecost Sunday address
Dated 31 May 2020. The coming of the Holy Spirit Acts 2: 1-13

Sunday after Ascension address
Dated 24 May 2020. The importance of the ascension Acts 1: 1-11.

Rogation Sunday address
Dated 17 May 2020. God the Creator, man the steward Genesis 1: 26-31.

Fifth Sunday after Easter address
Dated 10 May 2020. The Good Samaritan Luke 10: 25-37.

Fourth Sunday after Easter address
Dated 3 May 2020. The reinstatement of Simon Peter, as found in John 21.15-25.

Third Sunday after Easter address
Dated 26 April 2020

Second Sunday after Easter address
Dated 19 April 2020

Easter Sunday address
Dated 15 April 2020

Passiontide Reflection
Dated 8 April 2020

Saturday 28 March
Uploaded 1 April

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