This page will be updated regularly with the text and/or audio version from Sunday sermons given by our Rector. If viewed on a full-screen device you should be able to see them immediately in scroll-down windows; on smaller screens you may have to follow a hyperlink which will download the file.

Pentecost 10:  Handling fear by trusting in God

We have all experienced fear in our lives, sometimes deeply. This sermon discusses two biblical examples of fear in life-threatening situations and how God’s loving responses can be applied to our own lives too.

Click to access 20200809-handling-fear-by-trust-in-god.pdf

Pentecost 9:  We have nothing, but …

….  this sermon will remind us or help us to believe that God can make what seems very little to us be more than ample to carry out his purpose, when we share and act with faith and love.

Click to access 20200802_we_have_nothing_but.pdf

Pentecost 7: The Bible: congregation members’ question; Rector’s answers

‘Well, perhaps the description for the sermon before this (Pentecost 6) wasn’t fully accurate. The congregation were given the opportunity to ask questions abut the Pentecost 3 to Pentecost 6 sermons about the Bible. This sermon gives Nick’s answers to those questions.

Click to access 20200719-what-is-the-bible_5-qa.pdf


Pentecost 6: The Bible – 4

The last of 4 consecutive sermons about the Bible. Nick summarises and compares the overall traditional and modern views of the Bible, the different ways of translation from the original languages, and options for our understanding of it today. It is available to listen to or read.


Click to access 20200712-what-is-the-bible_4.pdf


Pentecost 5: The Bible – 3

The third of 4 sermons about the Bible, this one with a focus on the New Testament, its background and origins.

Click to access 20200705-what-is-the-bible_3.pdf


Pentecost 4: The Bible – 2

The second of 4 sermons about the Bible, this one with a focus on the Old Testament, its background and origins.


Click to access 20200628-what-is-the-bible_2.pdf

Pentecost 3: The Bible – 1. The first of a series of 4 sermons on this important topic. Hear this introduction about the nature and origins of the Bible, the various ways of understanding it and how these have changed with time.

Below you can read the sermon, with extra summary information at the end.

Click to access 20200621-what-is-the-bible_1.pdf

Pentecost 2: Music Sunday at St James 14th June 2020

On 14th June we celebrated 90 years as members of the Royal School of Music (RSM). Use the soundbar below to listen to the  bible readings and sermon for this special event. Alternatively (or as well!) you can read/download (depending on your screen type) the sermon from the scroll page or link that is below the soundbar.


Click to access music-sunday-20200614.pdf


Trinity Sunday 7th June 2020

Click to access year-a-trinity-sunday-200607.pdf


Pentecost 31st May 2020

Click to access pentecost-20200531-1.pdf



Earlier sermons.

By using the soundbars below you can listen to some of the sermons given by Nick during the church’s Easter weeks (lockdown already in place).

Easter week 7

Easter week 6

Easter week 5