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(Readings: Ezek. 37: 1-14; John 20:19-23) “Mortal, can these bones live?” God has a strange sense of humour, doesn’t he? On the day when we install our new mayor, who has served the community as a nurse for years, we get a reading from the Bible all about bones, sinews, skin and making things more alive and better than they were before. Though, I must say, when I heard the Commanding Officer of 21 Royal …Read More
Sermon given at Ripon Cathedral by Revd Chris Lawton, Sunday 26/4/2015 Exodus 16.4-15; Revelation 2.12-17 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord our Rock and Our Redeemer. Amen. It’s a joy and a privilege to be here with you this evening, and although used to the workings of a cathedral, (having served at Gloucester) it is the first time I have spoken in …Read More
Sermon for Epiphany 1 (Book of Common Prayer) preached by Canon Paul Greenwell, Precentor – Ripon Cathedral Sunday 11 January 2015 Thanks be to God, every year we get many thousands of people visiting our Cathedral. But why do they come? What are they looking for or rather who are they looking for. The good news is – he is looking for them too! It is JESUS even if they cannot articulate this. Everyone is …Read More
A Sermon preached by the Very Reverend John Dobson, the Dean of Ripon in Ripon Cathedral on Sunday, 5 October 2014 (Trinity 16) for the National Gathering of the Friends of Cathedral Music Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:8-16; Philippians 3:4b-14; St. Matthew 21:33-end “I shall sing for my friend” How fortunate for the preacher on a weekend when the Cathedral hosts both the national meeting of the Friends of Cathedral Music and the Yorkshire Three …Read More