Category Archives: The Church of St Andrew the Apostle, Hamble

And then God said to me – “David, you’re fired!”

First of all let me set the scene for you. Our Church had just endured a long and troubled interregnum but our new priest had just arrived in post and the future looked bright once again and I felt a … Continue reading

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Sermon for Thursday Fellowship 18th of June 2014 ‘The Prairie Tortoise’

Ecclus. 48: 1-14 Matt: 6: 7-15 ‘The Prairie Tortoise’ ┼ May I Speak in the name of the Son, to the glory of the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen Prayer is a very personal thing – … Continue reading

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Sermon for Thursday Fellowship 25th of June 2014 ‘The rules of survival’

2 Kings 24: 8-17 Matthew 7: 21-end ‘The rules of survival’ ┼ May I Speak in the name of the Son, to the glory of the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen Well here we are, all … Continue reading

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Sermon for the Thursday Fellowship 5th of June 2014, ‘The Power of Prayer’

Acts: 30; 23: 6-11 John 17: 20-end The power of prayer ┼ May I Speak in the name of the Son, to the glory of the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen There are times in all … Continue reading

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Sermon for the Thursday Fellowship 29th of May 2014 ‘Above the clouds’

Acts 1: 1-11. Luke 24: 44-53 Above the clouds ┼ May I Speak in the name of the Son, to the glory of the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen Can you remember the first time you … Continue reading

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Sermon for the Thursday Fellowship 8th of May 2014 “The value of a promise”

John 6.44-51 The value of a promise ┼ May I Speak in the name of the Son, to the glory of the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen We have to look at today’s Gospel reading in … Continue reading

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Sermon for the Thursday Fellowship 5th of September 2013 ‘The one that got away’

Col. 1: 9-14 Luke 5: 1-11 ‘The one that got away’ ┼ May I Speak in the name of the Son, to the glory of the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen Back in 2011 along with … Continue reading

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My Promise to Winifred

It is all too easy for a church community to become inward looking and complacent, restricted to what happens within the walls of the building rather than what is going on outside the walls. Jesus spent his whole ministry unrestricted … Continue reading

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Sermon for the Thursday Fellowship 15th of August 2013

Galatians. 4: 4-7 Luke 1: 46-55 We are the adopted children of God! ┼ May I Speak in the name of the Son, to the glory of the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen When the fullness … Continue reading

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Why is incense used at St Andrews during Mass on a Sunday morning?

It’s a question I have often been asked over the years and we need to look back a very long way to find the answer. We do not know exactly when the use of incense was first introduced into our … Continue reading

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