The Metropolitan Congregation

- serving and celebrating the LGBT communities of Manchester and the North West

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Audio (MP3s)

mp3In our church we are building up a collection of audio resources for members and visitors to listen to online, or to download for use on portable players.

We hope you enjoy these materials and find that they are a rewarding way of spending a few minutes with God in the midst of busy lives.

Events and Broadcasts

An Evening with Peter Tatchell: Queer Music for a Desert Island - held in church on 17th August 2013 as part of the Manchester Pride Fringe, in which Peter discusses with Andy Braunston his life as a human rights activist, using a 'Desert Island Discs' format to highlight songs which reflect particular facets of his work over the years.
- Part 1 (mp3)
- Part 2 (mp3)

For copyright reasons the songs which Peter chose, while performed on the night under an appropriate licence, cannot be included in the above recordings.  However the following links will take you to performances of the songs on YouTube:

Andy Braunston interviewed on Radio Manchester broadcast 1st May 2012, discussing his work as Pastor of our church as well as his duties as a magistrate. (mp3)

Andy Braunston interviewed on Gaydio in Manchester, July 2011. (mp3)

For copyright reasons we are not able to include in the recording the songs Andy chose, however the following links will take you to performances of the songs on YouTube:

Walt Johnson speaks about the persistence of God's love on BBC Local Radio in Manchester during Lent in March 2015. (mp3)

Andy Braunston interviewed by Jean Francois Pondy on Gaydio in Manchester, May 2015, describing how he reconciled his faith with his sexuality. (mp3)

Mahya speaks on BBC Woman's Hour, 19th June 2015, about her experiences as a lesbian asylum seeker fleeing Iran and suffering rejection by her parents. (mp3)

Andy Braunston interviewed on 30th August 2015 by Mike Shaft on the Sunday morning programme on BBC Radio Manchester, speaking about our church's involvement in the Pride Weekend. (mp3)

Revd Alan Poolton on 12th March 2017 interviewed by Walt Johnson about his early life and call to ministry. (mp3)

Sermons 2017

Martha, Mary and Lazarus - Revd Alan Poolton - John 11:1-7, 17-27, 38-44 - Preached in our church on 2nd April 2017

Mothering - Philip Jones - Matthew 12:46-50 - Preached in our church on 26th March 2017

Judas and betrayal - Walt Johnson - Mark 14:10-11; Matthew 26:14-16; Luke 22:3-6; John 12:4-6, 13:21-27 - Preached in our church on 19th March 2017

Nicodemus - Revd Alan Poolton - Genesis 12:1-4, John 3:1-17 - Preached in our church on 12th March 2017

Temptation - Philip Jones - Matthew 4:1-11 - Preached in our church on 5th March 2017

Swimming against the tide towards holiness - Walt Johnson - Leviticus 19:1-17; Matthew 5:38-48 - Preached in our church on 19th February 2017

Epaphroditus - Philip Jones - Philippians 2:25-30 - Preached in our church on 12th February 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day - Walt Johnson - Luke 10:25-37 - Preached in our church on 29th January 2017

The call of disciples - Philip Jones - Luke 5:1-11 - preached in our church on 22nd January 2017

Re-forming - Walt Johnson - Genesis 9:8-17 - Preached in our church on 15th January 2017

Learning from the wise men - Walt Johnson - Matthew 2:1-21 - Preached in our church on 8th Januay 2017

Sermons 2016

Magnificat - Philip Jones - Luke 1:39-56 - Preached in our church on 11th December 2016

Welcoming God - Walt Johnson - Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12 - Preached in our church on 4th December 2016

Advent Sunday - Philip Jones - Matthew 24:36-44 - Preached in our church on 27th November 2016

Christ the King - Walt Johnson - Psalm 146; 2 Colossians 1:15-20 - Preached in our church on 20th November 2016

An opportunity to testify - Philip Jones - Luke 21:5-19 - Preached in our church on 13th November 2016

All Saints and All Souls - Walt Johnson - Job 19:23-27; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 - Preached in our church on 6th November 2016

Pray Continually - Philip Jones - Luke 18:1-8 - Preached in our church on 23rd October 2016

Wrestling with God - Walt Johnson - Genesis 32:22-31 - Preached in our church on 16th October 2016

Gratitude - Philip Jones - Luke 17:11-19 - Preached in our church on 9th October 2016

Trust in Faith: Faith in God - Walt Johnson - 2 Timothy 1:6-10; Luke 17:5-10 - Preached in our church on 2nd October 2016

Spiritual Gifts - Philip Jones - Romans 12:1-13 - Preached in our church on 25th September 2016

Who was St Ninian and our calling to be missionaries - Walt Johnson - 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Matthew 28:16-20 - Preached in our church on 18th September 2016

Hope and new promise - Lee Gellatly - Isaiah 55:1-9 - Preached in our church on 11th September 2016

The cost of discipleship - Chris Burton - Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Luke 14:25-33 - Preached in our church on 4th September 2016

Love your neighbour as you love yourself - Lee Gellatly - Mark 12:30-31 - Preached in our church on 28th August 2016

Sabbath Healing - Philip Jones - Luke 13:10-17 - Preached in our church on 21st August 2016

The Historical Jesus - Walt Johnson - Acts 5:29-39 - Preached in our church on 14th August 2016

The Jesus Way - Walt Johnson - Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23; Colossians 3:1-11 - Preached in our church on 31st July 2016

Birdsong beyond the noise - Philip Jones - Luke 11:1-13 - Preached in our church on 24th July 2016

People of the Way - Walt Johnson - Acts 10:34-36, John 14:1-8 - Preached in our church on 17th July 2016

Jephtha's Daughter - Philip Jones - Judges 11:30-40 - Preached in our church on 10th July 2016

Calling and sending - Philip Jones - Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 - Preached in our church on 3rd July 2016

A Home for Everyone - Walt Johnson - Isaiah 56:1-8 - Preached in our church on 26th June 2016

Better the devil you know - Philip Jones - Luke 8:26-39 - Preached in our church on 19th June 2016

Sin and forgiveness - Revd Dr Adam Scott - Luke 7:36-50 - Preached in our church on 12th June 2016

Wounded on the journey - Lee Gellatly - Psalm 22:1-8; John 20:24-28; Romans 8:38 - Preached in our church on 5th June 2016

Twisting the truth of Jesus - Philip Jones - Galatians 1:1-12 - Preached in our church on 29th May 2016

Here I am, Send me! - Walt Johnson - Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-17 - Preached in our church on 22nd May 2016

The Spirit alongside us and within us - Revd Dr Adam Scott - John 14:8-17, 25-27 - Preached in our church on 15th May 2016

Ascension and Transformation - Philip Jones - Luke 24:46-53 - Preached in our church on 8th May 2016

Another Helper - Philip Jones - John 14:23-29 - Preached in our church on 1st May 2016

All are welcome - Walt Johnson - Acts 11:1-18, Revelation 21:1-6 - Preached in our church on 24th April 2016

Do I want God to be my shepherd? - Revd Dr Adam Scott - Psalm 23 - Preached in our church on 17th April 2016

Restoration and Renewal - Philip Jones - John 21:1-19 - Preached in our church on 10th April 2016

Members of Christ's Body - Lee Gellatly - 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 - Preached in our church on 3rd April 2016

Faith that fills us with gratitude - Revd Dr Adam Scott - John 12:1-8 - Preached in our church on 13th March 2016

He is in it with us - Walt Johnson - Philippians 2:1-11 - Preached in our church on 6th March 2016

Equal before God - Walt Johnson - Isaiah 55:6-9; Luke 13:6-9; Galatians 3:26-39 - Preached in our church on 28th February 2016

Experiencing Faith - Lee Gellatly - Psalm 27, Luke 13:31-35 - Preached in our church on 21st February 2016

Temptation in the wilderness - Lee Gellatly - Luke 4:1-13 - Preached in our church on 14th February 2016

The Bible and sexuality 5 - Sin in Corinth - Revd Dr Adam Scott - 1 Corinthians 6:7-11 - Preached in our church on 7th February 2016

The Bible and sexuality 4 - When in Rome... - Philip Jones - Romans 1:18-19, 24-27; Matthew 8:5-13 - Preached in our church on 31st January 2016

The Bible and sexuality 3 - Creation ordinances, David and Jonathan - Walt Johnson - Genesis 2:18-24; 1 Samuel 18:1-4, 20:41-42; 2 Samuel 1:17, 26 - Preached in our church on 24th January 2016

The Bible and sexuality 2 - Hospitality and Inclusion - Philip Jones - Genesis 19:1-11; Acts 8:26-40 - Preached in our church on 17th January 2016

The Bible and sexuality 1 - Love versus Law - Lee Gellatly - Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Ruth 1:14-18 - Preached in our church on 10th January 2016

Signs of God's promise - Walt Johnson - Genesis 9:8-10, 12-13, 16-17; Matthew 2:1-5a, 7-10 - Preached in our church on 3rd January 2016

Sermons 2015

One of us - Philip Jones - John 1:1-17 - Preached in our church on 27th December 2015

Uniting us in our humanity - Lee Gellatly - Luke 1:39-55 - Preached in our church on 20th December 2015

Loving God, ourselves, and others - Revd Dr Adam Scott - Luke 3:7-18 - Preached in our church on 13th December 2015

Prepare the way - Walt Johnson - Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6 - Preached in our church on 6th December 2015

Micah the Prophet - Philip Jones - Micah 6:1-8 - Preached in our church on 29th November 2015

Christ the King - Walt Johnson - John 18:33-37, Revelation 1:4-8 - Preached in our church on 22nd November 2015

The Way of Peace - Philip Jones - Mark 13:1-8 - Preached in our church on 15th November 2015

The Widow's Mite - Lee Gellatly - Mark 12:38-44 - Preached in our church on 8th November 2015

Fling wide the gates of our hearts - Revd Dr Adam Scott - Psalm 24 - Preached in our church on 1st November 2015

Healing and Wholeness: 'What do you want me to do for you?' - Walt Johnson - Job 42:1-6, Mark 10:46-52 - Preached in our church on 25th October 2015

Allowing Jesus to calm our storms - Lee Gellatly - Psalm 107:23-31 ; Mark 4:35-41 - Preached in our church on 11th October 2015

Our relationships with God's creation - Walt Johnson - Psalm 8 - Preached in our church on 4th October 2015

The Name of Jesus - Walt Johnson - Mark 9:38-50 - Preached in our church on 27th September 2015

Identity and Suffering - Lee Gellatly - Jeremiah 11:18-20, Mark 9:30-37 - Preached in our church on 20th September 2015

Andy Braunston's Farewell Service - Revd Mike Walsh - Isaiah 50:4-9; Mark 8:27-38 - Preached in our church on 13th September 2015

God at work on the edges - Revd Andy Braunston - Isaiah 25:1-10, Mark 7:24-37 - Preached in our church on 6th September 2015

Faithful disciples - Revd Andy Braunston - Mark 7:1-23 - Preached in our church on 30th August 2015

Jesus, present in the simple things - Revd Andy Braunston - 1 Kings 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43; John 6:56-69 - Preached in our church on 23rd August 2015

Looking at God's world with eyes of faith - Mel Hall - Psalm 111 - Preached in our church on 16th August 2015

A life shaped by love - Revd Adam Scott - Ephesians 4:25-5:2 - Preached in our church on 9th August 2015

Bread of Life - Philip Jones - John 6:25-35 - Preached in our church on 2nd August 2015

Our supernatural God - Walt Johnson - 2 Kings 4:42-44; John 6:3-14 - Preached in our church on 26th July 2015

Rest - Revd Adam Scott - Mark 6:30-33, 53-56 - Preached in our church on 19th July 2015

Herod and John: responding to fear - Steve Gray - Psalm 66, Mark 6:14-29 - Preached in our church on 12th July 2015

Rejection and Mission - Philip Jones - Mark 6:1-13 - Preached in our church on 5th July 2015

It is enough - Walt Johnson - Job 38:1-11; 40:1-6; 42:1-6 - Preached in our church on 21st June 2015

Authority, Doubt, and Presence - Revd Sue Rowe - Matthew 28:16-20 - Preached in our church on 14th June 2015

Family and Community - Philip Jones - Mark 3:20-35 - Preached in our church on 7th June 2015

The breadth of God's love - Revd Stuart Radcliffe - Psalm 29; John 3:1-17 - Preached in our church on 31st May 2015

A Pentecost Reflection on the Parable of the Lost Son - Revd Adam Scott - Luke 15:11-32 - Preached in our church on 24th May 2015

Passing on the baton - Revd Dr Lesley Husselbee - Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; John 17:6-19 - Preached in our church on 17th May 2015

The spirit of God's love - Philip Jones - Acts 10:24-26, 34-35, 44-48; John 15:9-17 - Preached in our church on 10th May 2015

Loving God through our love of others - Revd Andy Braunston - 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8 - Preached in our church on 3rd May 2015

Shepherds of Israel - Revd Andy Braunston - Ezekiel 34:1-10; John 10:11-18 - Preached in our church on 26th April 2015

Not by our own power - Philip Jones - Acts 3:12-19 - Preached in our church on 19th April 2015

Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies... - Walt Johnson - John 12:23-26 - Preached in our church on 22nd March 2015

God so loved the world - Philip Jones - John 3:14-21 - Preached in our church on 15th March 2015

Cleansing the Temple - Revd Andy Braunston - John 2:13-25 - Preached in our church on 8th March 2015

Discipleship - Lee Battle - Mark 8:27-38 - Preached in our church on 1st March 2015

Repentance - Revd Andy Braunston - Mark 1:9-15 - Preached in our church on 22nd February 2015

Outcasts - Lee Battle - Mark 1:40-45 - Preached in our church on 15th February 2015

Memory and Gratitude - Revd Andy Braunston - Isaiah 40:21-31; Mark 1:29-39 - Preached in our church on 8th February 2015

Prophets today - Revd Andy Braunston - Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Mark 1:21-28 - Preached in our church on 1st February 2015

Holocaust Memorial - Philip Jones - Philippians 4:5-9; John 10:1-10 - Preached in our church on 25th January 2015

God searches us and knows us - Stewart Graham - Psalm 139; John 1:35-42 - Preached in our church on 18th January 2015

Baptism of Jesus - Revd Andy Braunston - Mark 1:4-11 - Preached in our church on 11th January 2015

Gifts and meaning - Revd Andy Braunston - Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 - Preached in our church on 4th January 2015

Sermons 2014

Jesus Among Us - Walt Johnson - Luke 2:21-40 - Preached in our church on 28th December 2014

Fourth Sunday in Advent - Revd Andy Braunston - Luke 1:26-38 - Preached in our church on 21st December 2014

Salvation - Revd Andy Braunston - Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11; Luke 1:46-54 - Preached in our church on 14th December 2014

Embracing the Wilderness - Revd Andy Braunston - Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8 - Preached in our church on 7th December 2014

Advent Sunday - Revd Andy Braunston - Isaiah 64: 1-9 & St Mark 13: 24-37 - Preached in our church on 30th November

Christ the King - Revd Andy Braunston - Matthew 25:31-46 - Preached in our church on 23rd November

War and Peace - Walt Johnson - Judges 4:1-9 - Preached in our church on 16th November

Waiting and Doing - Philip Jones - Matthew 25:1-13 - Preached in our church on 9th November

All Saints - Revd Andy Braunston - Revelation 7:9-17; Matthew 5:1-12 - Preached in our church on 2nd November 2014

Government - Revd Andy Braunston - Isaiah 45:1-7, Matthew 22:15-22 - Preached in our church on 19th October 2014

The Clothes of the Kingdom - Philip Jones - Matthew 22:1-14 - Preached in our church on 12th October 2014

Questioning Authority - Lee Battle - Matthew 21: 33-46, Philippians 3:4-14 - Preached in our church on 5th October 2014

Never a Closed Door - Walt Johnson - Matthew 21:23-32 - Preached in our church on 28th September 2014

Ain't necessarily so - Revd Andy Braunston - Jonah 3:10-4:11 - Preached in our church on 21st September 2014  [The sermon includes an extract from a music track by Bronski Beat. For copyright reasons the track is excluded from this audio recording, but can be heard at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbVLfNHSurY]

Forgiveness - Lee Battle - Matthew 18:21-35 - Preached in our church on 14th September 2014

Connections - Philip Jones - Matthew 18:15-20 - Preached in our church on 7th September 2014

The Name of God - Walt Johnson - Exodus 3:1-15 - Preached in our church on 31st August 2014

Manchester Pride 2014: Our Identities - Revd Andy Braunston - Exodus 1:8-2:10 - Preached in our church on 24th August 2014

The Syro-Phoenician Woman - Lee Battle - Matthew 15:21-28 - Preached in our church on 17th August 2014

Faith and doubt - Philip Jones - Matthew 14:22-33 - Preached in our church on 10th August 2014

Faith and reason - Walt Johnson - Genesis 32:22-31, Matthew 14:13-21 - Preached in our church on 3rd August 2014

Wisdom, courage and passion - Revd Dr Rosalind Selby - 1 Kings 3:5-12; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 - Preached in our church on 27th July 2014

Wheat and weeds - Philip Jones - Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 - Preached in our church on 20th July 2014

White Crucifixion (a reflection on the painting by Marc Chagall) - Revd Andy Braunston - Colossians 1:15-29 - Preached in our church on 13th July 2014

The Comfortable Words - Walt Johnson - Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 - Preached in our church on 6th July 2014

Radical Welcome - Revd Stuart Radcliffe - Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:37-42 - Preached in our church on 29th June 2014

Abraham and Isaac - Revd Andy Braunston - Genesis 22:1-18 - Preached in our church on 22nd June 2014

Trinity- Revd Alan Poolton - Genesis 1:1-5; Matthew 28:16-20 - Preached in our church on 15th June 2014

Pentecost - Revd Andy Braunston - Acts 2:1-8, 12-21; John 20:19-23 - Preached in our church on 8th June 2014

Ascension - Walt Johnson - Acts 1:1-11 - Preached in our church on 1st June 2014

A True and Living Hope - Mel Hall - 1 Peter 3:13-22 - Preached in our church on 25th May 2014

Building God's Church - Dan Joseph - 1 Peter 2:1-9 - Preached in our church on 18th May 2014

The Good Shepherd - Revd Sue Rowe - Psalm 23; John 10:1-10 - Preached in our church on 11th May 2014

Paradoxes - Revd Andy Braunston - Acts 2:14-41; Luke 24:13-35 - Preached in our church on 4th May 2014

Thomas - Philip Jones - John 20:19-31 - Preached in our church on 27th April 2014

The raising of Lazarus - Lee Battle - John 11:1-45 - Preached in our church on 6th April 2014

The Lord is my shepherd - Walt Johnson - Psalm 23 - Preached in our church on 30th March 2014

The woman at the well - Revd Andy Braunston - John 4:5-42 - Preached in our church on 23rd March 2014

Secrets and Darkness - Revd Andy Braunston - John 3:1-21 - Preached in our church on 16th March 2014

Temptation - Philip Jones - Matthew 4:1-11 - Preached in our church on 9th March 2014

Transfiguration - Revd Andy Braunston - Matthew 17: 1-9 - Preached in our church on 2nd March 2014

Resisting Evil - Revd Andy Braunston - Matthew 5:38-48 - Preached in our church on 23rd February 2014

Anger, fidelity, divorce and promises - Walt Johnson - Matthew 5:21-37 - Preached in our church on 16th February 2014

Fasting - Rev Andy Braunston - Isaiah 58:1-9a; Matthew 5:13-20 - Preached in our church on 9th February 2014

A New Law for a New Kingdom - Philip Jones - Micah 6:1-8; Matthew 5:1-12 - Preached in our church on 2nd February 2014

Liberation in Ordinary - Rev Andy Braunston - Isaiah 9:1-4; Matthew 4:12-23 - Preached in our church on 26th January 2014

Power - Lee Battle - John 1:29-42 - Preached in our church on 19th January 2014

Epiphany - Rev Andy Braunston - Matthew 2:1-12 - Preached in our church on 5th January 2014

Sermons 2013

The problem of evil - Walt Johnson - Isaiah 63:7-9  Matthew 2:13-23 - Preached in our church on 29th December 2013

A Perfect Christmas? - Rev Andy Braunston - Isaiah 7:10-16  Matthew 1:18-25 - Preached in our church on 22nd December 2013

Signs - Walt Johnson - Isaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11Preached in our church on 15th December 2013

Visions of Hope - Rev Andy Braunston - Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 3:1-12 - Preached in our church on 8th December 2013

The Day of the Lord - Rev Andy Braunston - Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44 - Preached in our church on 1st December 2013

Christ the King - Rev Andy Braunston - Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 23:33-43 - Preached in our church on 24th November 2013

Testify - Philip Jones - Luke 21:5-19 - Preached in our church on 17th November 2013

Redemption and Remembrance - Rev Andy Braunston - Job 19:23-27; Luke 20:27-38 - Preached in our church on 10th November 2013

All Saints - Dan Joseph - Matthew 5:1-12 - Preached in our church on 3rd November 2013

God's Diversity - Revd Richard Church - Ezekiel 47:1-9; Matthew 15:21-28 - Preached in our church on 27th October 2013

The Unjust Judge - Philip Jones - Luke 18:1-8 - Preached in our church on 20th October 2013

Healing in our dark places - Walt Johnson - Luke 17:11-19 - Preached in our church on 13th October 2013

Dives and Lazarus - Rev Andy Braunston - Luke 16:19-31 - Preached in our church on 29th September 2013

Justice - Philip Jones - Amos 8:1-12 - Preached in our church on 22nd September 2013

The cost of following Jesus - Walt Johnson - Luke 14:25-33 - Preached in our church on 8th September 2013 (Musical extract from 'Children of Eden' removed for copyright reasons.)

Fired up for mission - Walt Johnson - Luke 12:49-56 - Preached in our church on 18th August 2013

Like a thief in the night - Rev Andy Braunston - Luke 12:32-48 - Preached in our church on 11th August 2013

The Rich Fool - Philip Jones - Luke 12:13-21 - Preached in our church on 4th August 2013

Shameless prayer - Rev Andy Braunston - Genesis 18:17, 20-32 ; Luke 11:1-13 - Preached in our church on 28th July 2013

Taken for granted - Philip Jones - Luke 10:38-42 - Preached in our church on 21st July 2013

The good Samaritan - Rev Andy Braunston - Leviticus 19:18, 33-34; Luke 10:25-37 - Preached in our church on 14th July 2013

The disciples' mission: our mission - Rev Andy Braunston - Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 - Preached in our church on 7th July 2013

You will know them by their fruits - Walt Johnson - Galatians 5:13-18, 22-23 - Preached in our church on 30th June 2013

The woman who anointed Jesus - Rev Andy Braunston - Luke 7:36-8:3 - Preached in our church on 23rd June 2013

Shaping the community by the Spirit's power - Philip Jones - Acts 2:1-4, 42-47; 4:32-37 - Preached in our church on 16th June 2013

The coming Kingdom - Rev Andy Braunston - Isaiah 35:1-10Luke 7:11-17 - Preached in our church on 9th June 2013

The Roman centurion and his boy - Rev Andy Braunston - Luke 7:1-10 - Preached in our church on 2nd June 2013

Our place in the created order - Walt Johnson - Psalm 8 - Preached in our church on 26th May 2013

Pentecost - Rev Andy Braunston - Acts 2:1-8 - Preached in our church on 19th May 2013

The Pool of Bethesda - Philip Jones - John 5:1-9 - Preached in our church on 5th May 2013

King David - Rev Andy Braunston - Psalm 51 with reference to Leonard Cohen's song 'Hallelujah' which can be heard here on YouTube - Preached in our church on 21st April 2013

The restoration of Peter- Philip Jones - John 21:1-19 - Preached in our church on 14th April 2013

For God there are no closed doors - Walt Johnson - John 20:19-31 - Preached in our church on 7th April 2013 (The song used for the reflection at the end of the sermon - "St Theresa's Prayer" sung by John Michael Talbot - has been omitted for copyright reasons. However, this link will take you to a YouTube recording of the song.)

Earth's Proud Empires - Rev Andy Braunston - Luke 22:14-23:56 - Preached in our church on 24th March 2013

Mary anoints Jesus - Philip Jones - John 12:1-8 - Preached in our church on 17th March 2013

The Prodigal Son - Rev Andy Braunston - Luke 15:11-32 - Preached in our church on 10th March 2013

There is someone greater - Walt Johnson - Isaiah 55:6-9, Luke 13:1-9 - Preached in our church on 3rd March 2013

Complex people, complex lives - Rev Andy Braunston - Luke 13:31-35 - Preached in our church on 24th February 2013

Temptation - Philip Jones - Luke 4:1-13 - Preached in our church on 17th February 2013.

The call of the first disciples - Walt Johnson - Luke 5:1-11 - Preached in our church on 10th February 2013

Good news to the poor - Rev Andy Braunston - Luke 4:14-21 - Preached in our church on 3rd February 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day - Rev Andy Braunston - Luke 10:25-37 - Preached in our church on 27th January 2013

Desolate or married? - Rev Andy Braunston - Isaiah 62:1-5; John 2:1-11 - Preached in our church on 20th January 2013

I am the vine, you are the branches - Philip Jones - John 15:1-10 - Preached in our church on 13th January 2013

Unexpected Places - Rev Andy Braunston - Matthew 2:1-12 - Preached in our church on 6th January 2013

Sermons 2012

Holy Innocents - Rev Andy Braunston - Matthew 2:13-18 - Preached in our church on 30th December 2012

Christmas Day - Rev Andy Braunston - John 1:1-18 - Preached in our church on 25th December 2012

Magnificat - Rev Andy Braunston - Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:47-55 - Preached in our church on 23rd December 2012

John the Baptist - Philip Jones - Zephaniah 3:14-18; Luke 3:7-18 - Preached in our church on 16th December 2012

Prepare the Way - Walt Johnson - Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 3:1-6 - Preached in our church on 9th December 2012.

Advent Sunday - Rev Andy Braunston - Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 21:25-36 - Preached in our church on 2nd December 2012.

Christ the King - Philip Jones - John 18:33-38 - Preached in our church on 25th November 2012

Keep the faith and carry on! - Rev Andy Braunston - Daniel 12:1-3; Mark 13:1-13 - Preached in our church on 18th November 2012.

All Saints - Rev Ruth Dillon - John 11:32-44 - Preached in our church on 4th November 2012.

Healing - Walt Johnson - Mark 10:46-52 - Preached in our church on 28th October 2012. (Note: audio of clip from the film "Dogma" removed for copyright reasons.)

Power over, or power with? - Rev Andy Braunston - Mark 10:35-45 - Preached in our church on 21st October 2012.

Who is the greatest? - Philip Jones - Mark 9:33-37 - Preached in our church on 23rd September 2012.

Who do you say that I am? - Walt Johnson - Mark 8:27-38 - Preached in our church on 16th September 2012.

The Syro-Phoenician Woman - Rev Andy Braunston - Mark 7:24-37 - Preached in our church on 9th September 2012.

Bodies and Embodiment - Rev Andy Braunston - Song of Songs 2:8-13; Mark 7:1-23 - Preached in our church on 2nd September 2012.

The joy of giving (mp3 live recording) - Rev Dwayne Morgan (MCC Bournemouth) - Malachi 3:8-12 - Preached in our church on 26th August 2012.

The Eucharist: an invitation to the feast - Rev Sue Rowe - Isaiah 55:1-3, 10-11; Mark 14:22-25 - Preached in our church on 19th August 2012.

I am the bread of life (using ideas from Salvador Dali's 'Last Supper') - Mia Briggs (MCC Torbay ) - John 6:35, 41-51 - Preached in our church on 12th August 2012.

The wrong type of Jesus - Rev Andy Braunston - John 6:1-21 - Preached in our church on 29th July 2012. (Note: The Johnny Cash song "Personal Jesus" mentioned in the sermon has been removed from this recording for copyright reasons. However numerous recordings of the song can easily be found by searching on YouTube or other online sources.)

Evangelism - Captain Phil Gay (Church Army) - John 20:1-2, 11-18 - Preached in our church on 22nd July 2012.

Healing a man with a skin disease - Rev Andy Braunston - Mark 1:40-45 - Preached in our church on 15th July 2012.

Prophets - Mel Hall - Ezekiel 2:1-7; Mark 6:1-13 - Preached in our church on 8th July 2012.

Unnamed women of the Hebrew scriptures: Pharaoh's Daughter, Shiprah and Puah - Rev Andy Braunston - Exodus 1:8-2:10 - Preached in our church on 17th June 2012.

Unnamed women of the Hebrew scriptures: Lot's Daughters - Walt Johnson - Genesis 19:30-38 - Preached in our church on 10th June 2012. [Film clip soundtrack deleted for copyright reasons.]

Unnamed women of the Hebrew scriptures: Jephtha's Daughter - Philip Jones - Judges 11:1-11, 29-40 - Preached in our church on 3rd June 2012.

Pentecost - Elaine Ambrose - John 14:15-31 - Preached in our church on 27th May 2012.

Prayer - Sermon series based on the television programme 'Rev' - Rev Andy Braunston - Psalm 51 - Preached in our church on 20th May 2012.

Failure - Sermon series based on the television programme 'Rev' - Rev'd Hayley Matthews - Matthew 23:13-15, 25:31-46 - Preached in our church on 13th May 2012.

Doubt - Sermon series based on the television programme 'Rev' - Rev Andy Braunston - Jeremiah 27:1-11 - Preached in our church on 6th May 2012.

Compassion - Sermon series based on the television programme 'Rev' - Adam Scott - Jonah 3:1-4:11 - Preached in our church on 29th April 2012.

Epiphany 7 - God's faithfulness - Rev Andy Braunston - Mark 9:2-9 - Preached in our church on 19th February 2012.

Epiphany 6 - Inclusion of the marginalised - Adam Scott - Mark 1:40-45 - Preached in our church on 12th February 2012.

Sermons 2011

Advent 4 - Compare and contrast- Rev Andy Braunston - 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, Luke 1:39-56  - Preached in our church on 18th December 2011

Advent 3 - Witness to the Light - Philip Jones - Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11  John 1:6-8, 19-28  - Preached in our church on 11th December 2011

Advent 2 - Waiting with patience - Rev Andy Braunston - Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8  - Preached in our church on 4th December 2011

Advent Sunday - Looking for God - Rev Andy Braunston - Isaiah 64:1-9, Mark 13:24-37 - Preached in our church on 27th November 2011

Christ the King - Prisoners Sunday - Rev Ruth Dillon - Matthew 25:31-46 - Preached in our church on 20th November 2011

Time - Rev Elder Darlene Garner - Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 - Preached in our church on 30th October 2011

Go, Grow and Give: The Great Commission - Rev Andy Braunston - Matthew 28:16-20 - Preached in our church on 23rd October 2011

Ruth and Naomi - Rev Ruth Dillon - Ruth 1:14-18 - Preached in our church on 14th October 2011 at the Service of Blessing for the marriage of Jenny-Anne Bishop and Elen Heart

The Three-Pronged Gospel: Christian Social Action - Rev Andy Braunston - Matthew 25:31-46 - Preached in our church on 16th October 2011

The Three-Pronged Gospel: Christian Community - Philip Jones - Mark 3:31-35 - Preached in our church on 9th October 2011

The Three-Pronged Gospel: Christian Salvation - Rev Andy Braunston - 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 - Preached in our church on 2nd October 2011

Naaman and Elisha - Rev Elder Dr Troy Perry - 2 Kings 5:1-27 - Sermon preached on 25th September 2011 during the 20th Anniversary celebrations of our church.

A more excellent way: Sermon at the start of our church's 20th anniversary - Philip Jones - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 - Preached in our church on 18th September 2011

Seeing Salvation series: Christ of Saint John of the Cross - Andy Braunston - Matthew 13:31-33  - Preached in our church on 3rd July 2011

Seeing Salvation series: The Washing of the Feet - Dan Joseph - John 13:1-17 - Preached in our church on 26th June 2011

Seeing Salvation series: The Hospitality of Abraham - Rev Andy Braunston - Genesis 18:1-5  - Preached in our church on 19th June 2011

Seeing Salvation series: Captive Daughter of Zion - Rev Andy Braunston - Acts 2:1-8 - Preached in our church on 12th June 2011

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