Sermons

Here you will find a selection of over 100 recorded sermons from our 10:30 Morning Worship services on Sundays in MP3 format.  You can listen here or download for offline listening later. Some have accompanying notes.

Please note these are for personal use only, not for broadcasting or uploading elsewhere (eg YouTube or similar), except with our prior permission. Thank you.

Who’s Who?

September 16, 2018

Faith and healing

September 9, 2018

Clean and unclean

September 2, 2018

Thomas

August 19, 2018



James

July 29, 2018

We welcome Revd. Robin Trew to our services today.
Today we welcomed Jon and Elise Fletcher and family, our Mission partners working with Urban Neighbours of Hope in the Klong Toey slum in Bangkok. http://unoh.org/jon-elise-fletcher/ Click here to view…

Today we welcome Peter Munday, from Woodley Pilot Light Trust.
Today we welcome Sam Milligan, our Mission partner from JAC. Note 45 second pause at 14:55 from start.
Bible Text: Acts 18: 1-18 | Preacher: Peter Clarke | Series: Paul and Corinth

Children of God

May 27, 2018
Bible Text: Romans 8:12-17 | Preacher: Alison Mullens | Series: None Assisted by Linda.  
Bible Text: John 15:26-27, John 16:4b-15 | Preacher: Jeremy Galpin | Series: None

Thy Kingdom Come

May 13, 2018
Bible Text: 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 | Preacher: Jeremy Galpin | Series: None
Bible Text: John 15:9-17 | Preacher: Revd. Mark Laynesmith | Series: None Today we welcome Revd. Mark Laynesmith , Anglican Chaplain at the University of Reading.
Bible Text: John 15:1-8 | Preacher: Revd. David Flagg | Series: None Today we welcome Revd. David Flagg, formerly Curate in Charge at St James from 1980-1986. Based in Edenbridge, Kent he is now a Spiritual Director and is involved in the teaching of Ordinands. Today's service included the Baptism of Logan.

Governance

April 22, 2018
Bible Text: Exodus 18:17-26, Acts 6:1-4 | Preacher: David Fulford | Series: None

Celebration Sunday 2018

April 15, 2018
Bible Text: Luke 24:13-36 | Preacher: Peter Clarke | Series: None Start missed.

God’s Grace

April 8, 2018
Bible Text: Ephesians 2:1-10, John 20:19-31 | Preacher: Ben Ray | Series: None Today we welcomed Ben and Katy Ray from CMS, who updated us on their work at Neema Crafts in Tanzania.  

Easter Day 2018

April 1, 2018
Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9, Luke 24:33-39 | Preacher: Revd. Simon Baynes | Series: None Today we welcome Revd. Simon Baynes, from Thame.

How can I resist evil?

March 18, 2018
Bible Text: Psalm 119:1-11, John 10:9-10 | Preacher: Dan Penny | Series: Alpha

Does God heal today?

March 11, 2018
Bible Text: 2 Kings 5:8-15, John 5:1-9 | Preacher: David Fulford | Series: Alpha
Bible Text: Acts 11:1-18, John 14:1-6 | Preacher: Peter Clarke | Series: Alpha

The widow in the temple

February 25, 2018
Bible Text: Luke 21:1-4 | Preacher: Alison Mullens | Series: None

Prayer and Bible Reading

February 18, 2018
Bible Text: Ezekiel 12:21-28, John 5:31-40, John 20:30-31 | Preacher: David Fulford | Series: Alpha Start missed.

Why and how should I tell

February 11, 2018
Bible Text: Matthew 5: 13-16, Acts 19: 1-7 | Preacher: Nathan Galpin | Series: Alpha

The Holy Spirit

February 4, 2018
Bible Text: Ezekiel 47: 1-12, John 16: 7-15 | Preacher: Ven. Kevin Roberts | Series: Alpha Today we welcome Archdeacon Kevin Roberts, formerly Curate in Charge at St James from 1986-1991, and now Director of the Christian charity ReSource based in Wells, Somerset.  
Today is 'Pulpit Swap Day' and we welcomed Revd. Sean Riordan from Emmanuel Church, Woodley. This service also included the Baptism of Darcey.
Includes today's Bible Readings from 22:02 to 25:20 mins, after which the talk resumes.



Mary – Welcoming

December 24, 2017





This was from our Remembrance Day service.


The light shines…

October 22, 2017
'The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has never put it out'
This was Revd. Jane Lewis' final service at St James before continuing her Ministry at St Luke with St Bartholomew, Reading.
Today we welcome the Rt. Revd. Andrew Proud, Bishop of Reading to our Service of Confirmation and Holy Communion. There were nine candidates who were confirmed, of whom three gave…
This podcast is a short collection of reflections and testimonies which have resulted from events since Jeremy's sermon of 03/09/17  titled   'A lifestyle of invitation'.



A lifestyle of Invitation

September 3, 2017
Slides accompanying todays sermon can be viewed here.  

Hannah

August 13, 2017
Note: Reduced sound quality to 10m50s, then normal quality. Thanks to Ken T.

Naomi

August 6, 2017

Recording problem so alternative sound source was used. Thanks to Ken T. Warning: Sudden loud noises.

Jesus died for us

July 16, 2017

Sound quality below normal, was recorded from alternative source. Thanks to Ken T.

Pray, Send, Go

June 25, 2017
Today was the final service taken at St James by Revd. Nick Jackson, before his retirement. To hear the full service please visit this page.

Father’s Day

June 18, 2017
Father's Day Service.
Start missed from recording but was re-recorded later and inserted. Hence volume up to 1min55secs is a bit higher than the rest.

A Chosen People

May 21, 2017

The Call to be Holy

May 14, 2017




From our Easter Sunday Family Communion service.

Empowering

April 9, 2017


Equipping

March 19, 2017

Our service today was also our annual 'Celebration Service', incorporating testimonies from both youth and adult members of the Church. Timings (mm:ss): 00:00-04:19 Youth testimonies 04:19-33:00 Adult testimonies 33:00-49:30 Talk…

Working together for God

February 26, 2017
Today we were joined by our Guides and Brownies to celebrate 'Thinking Day'. A short drama entitled "Naaman" preceded todays talk.



Who encourages you?

January 29, 2017
Sound quality below normal, was recorded from alternative source. Thanks to Ken T.

Love One Another

January 22, 2017
For today's sermon we welcome Revd. Andy Baker from Woodley Baptist Church, as part of Woodley Churches Together pulpit swop.

Sound quality below normal, was recorded from alternative source. Thanks to Ken T.

A New Year, a new you.

January 1, 2017

From 10:00hrs Christmas Day Family Service. Nick Jackson makes porridge for breakfast.........

Love – God’s presents

December 18, 2016
Recorded at "Carols by Candlelight" service. Sound quality below normal, was recorded from alternative source. Thanks to Ken T.

Jesus Christ is Lord

November 20, 2016


Start missed.

SALT

October 23, 2016

Who is my neighbour?

October 16, 2016
At our service today we welcomed James Waddell and Clare Hartley representing Compassion UK. James told us about the work of their organisation, including the sponsorship of children much less…


Tearfund

September 18, 2016
At our Harvest Service guest speaker Chris Turner speaks about the work of Tearfund.

The Wedding Feast

September 4, 2016

The Rich Fool

August 28, 2016






Prayer

July 10, 2016

Nick Jackson



Breakfast on the Beach

April 10, 2016


Palm Sunday service