12th March 2017: A Way Forward

Jesus teaches Nicodemus. Editorial credit: Freedom Studio / Shutterstock.com. 

Jesus teaches Nicodemus. Editorial credit: Freedom Studio / Shutterstock.com. 

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

As we seek to find new ways of restoring confidence, trust and hope, and of overcoming misunderstanding and division, we find in the Gospel of John words that not only hold and bind us together, but also words that challenge us to look at how we function and live as a community.

2nd February 2017: Candlemass

Stained Glass window depicting Simeon the Godreceiver, who met the Child Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem, located in the Cathedral of Brussels, Belgium. Credit: jorisvo / Shutterstock, Inc.

Stained Glass window depicting Simeon the Godreceiver, who met the Child Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem, located in the Cathedral of Brussels, Belgium. Credit: jorisvo / Shutterstock, Inc.

Rev Captain Ian Maher explores the story of Jesus' presentation at the temple and the encounters with Simeon and Anna.

“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations." Luke 2:22-40

18th December 2016: Immanuel: God With Us

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The Christmas story is not an abstract message of hope in a distant time and land. The birth of Jesus is a story that invites us to participate. How do we play our part? Revd Canon Christopher Burke explores "God with us".

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14

 

11th December 2016: The Lord's Prayer

The Dean of Sheffield, Peter Bradley reflects on the power of the Lord's prayer and its ability to meet our deepest needs of God.

"And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him." Matt 6:7-8

6th November 2016: A Season of Remembrance

Reflection on the Kingdom of God invites us to look backwards in history, to learn, celebrate, lament, and grow in understanding and faith. It also offers us the opportunity to play our part in making the characteristics of the Kingdom of God a reality today.

"I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth." Job 19:25

23rd October 2016: A Place For All People

Even if we as a Cathedral community call ourselves a place for all people, others may not always experience that reality. When people see us, do they see a community of Pharisees or a people able to demonstrate the reality of the God's love?

“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18:14