Sermons by Mairwen Large

Sermons by Mairwen Large

Good Friday 2020

Mairwen Large leads a service for all the family and invites us to meet some of the characters from the story.

One more step along the world

One of the songs chosen for the baptism of baby Lucy was Sidney Carter’s One more step along the world I go. Mairwen reflects on baptism as the beginning of our journey of faith and how our faith sustains us.

The Grace of God

As Christians, we know that when we have done wrong we can repent and receive forgiveness from God; but we must also accept that we cannot always undo the damage that we have done. Mairwen explores this conflict between grace and guilt as she reflects on Psalm 32 and the story of Zaccheus.

Harvest 2019

Today marks the Harvest Festival and, while giving thanks for the changing of the seasons and God’s provision for our needs, it is also a time for looking outwards at the needs of the world around us. Today we focused on our CMS partners, Fiona and Joel Kelling in Jordan.

Transfiguration Sunday 2019

Luke’s gospel recounts the strange story of Jesus’ journey up the mountain with Peter, James and John, where he appears in blinding light with Moses and Elijah and the voice of God is heard from a cloud. Our own stories are much less dramatic but nevertheless important.

Simeon and Anna

At Candlemas we celebrate the presentation of the infant Jesus in the temple as told in Luke 2, and especially his welcome by two people, Simeon and Anna, who had been waiting faithfully for a lifetime to see the fulfilment of God’s promise through the prophets.

Epiphany 2019

It’s that time of year again, when we take down the Christmas tree and think about the visit of the Magi, and Herod’s role in the story. Who knew that Herod’s first wife was called … ? You’ll have to listen to find out!

The Jesse Tree

In St Mary’s Priory, Abergavenny, is a medieval wooden sculpture known as the Jesse Tree depicting the history of the Jewish and Christian faiths. As we decorate our church Christmas tree we consider some of these anchor points of our faith.

Rules, Rules, Rules!

Rules are necessary although sometimes they seem restrictive. Mairwen looks again at the Ten Commandments and the effect they had on Israel and have for us today. [pdf-embedder url=”” title=”2018-09-02 AAW Sermon”]

The Gifts of the Magi

We know relatively little about the Magi, when they arrived, how many there were or even whether they were all men. But we know they brought gifts and this point has resonances today.

Are you watching carefully?

The readings today tell us to watch carefully for the signs of the times, though it also says that only God Himself knows when the end of all things will be. Mairwen challenges us to be watchful, not just for signs but for the opportunities that God is also presenting to us. A video clip was shown during the sermon which you can see here