Castle Methodist Church - Colchester

Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester. CO1 1TT
Located in the centre of Colchester, serving a wider population
Providing a worship and educational resource for the whole community

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Following agreement by the Circuit Preachers Meeting, access to recent sermons, or other remarks, delivered at Castle Methodist Church can now be gained on this page. The most recent will be at the top of the list. Details of the date, the preacher and the readings for the service at which that sermon was delivered are given. For a variety of copyright reasons it is not considered appropriate to put the whole of the service onto the web.

On Sunday 14 December 2014, the morning family service was led by Rev'd.Catherine Bowstead. This was the annual gift service, there was one reading, Isaiah 61 verses 1 to 3. There were two short talks, the first was entitled Good News, the second Chrismons.

On Sunday 7 December 2014, the morning service was led by Rev'd.Catherine Bowstead. The readings were, Isaiah 40 verses 1 to 11, and The Gospel of Mark, Chapter 1 verses 1 to 8. The sermon was entitled Prepare the way for the Lord..

On Sunday 30 November 2014, the morning service was led by Rev'd.David Moody. The readings were, Isaiah 40 verses 3 to 5 and 9, and The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 14 verses 13 to 24. There were two talks, the first was based on the concept of happiness, the second on Count your blessings.

On Sunday 23 November 2014, the morning service was led by Rev'd.Catherine Bowstead. This service was a joint service with the two churches of the Town Centre Parish, St Botolph's and St. Peter's, the purpose being to renew the covenant of co-operation between the three churches. The readings were, Psalm 95 verses 1 to 7, and Pauls letter to the Ephesians, chapter 1 verses 1 to 15. The sermon was entitled Better together.

On Sunday 16 November 2014, the morning service was led by Jane Allison. The readings were, Ezekiel, Chapter 34 verses 11 to 16, Ephesians Chapter 1 verses 15 to 23 and The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 25 verses 31 to 46. The sermon was based on the readings.

On Sunday 2 November 2014, the morning service was led by Rev'd.Catherine Bowstead. The readings were, 1 Thessalonians, Chapter 2 verses 9 to 13, and The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 23 verses 1 to 12. The sermon was entitled Role Models.

On Sunday 26 October 2014, the morning service was led by Eddie Lansdown. The readings were, Acts, Chapter 4 verses 5 to 11, and The Gospel of John, Chapter 10 verses 11 to 18. The sermon was entitled Moving on with God.

On Sunday 19 October 2014, the evening service was led by Rev'd.Catherine Bowstead. The readings were, 1 Thessalonians, Chapter 1 verses 1 to 10, and The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 22 verses 15 to 22. The sermon was entitled Giving to God.

On Sunday 19 October 2014, the morning service was led by Mike Abbs. The readings were, Genesis, Chapter 25 verses 19 to 24 (Abraham's decendants), and The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 13 verses 18 to 23 (the parable of the sower). The sermon was entitled A for C.

On Sunday 12 October 2014, the Boys' Brigade enrolement service took place, the service, was led by the Chaplain, Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was, the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 22 verses 1 to 14. The sermon was entitled What's going on?.

On Sunday 4 October 2014, the service was led by Rev'd Ron Smith. The readings were, Exodus, Chapter 20 verses 1 to 4, 7 to 9 and 12 to 20 (The ten commandments) and The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 21 verses 33 to 46 (the vinyard). The first talk was called, not necessarily in the right order. sermon was entitled The Cornerstone and penultimate times.

On Sunday 21 September 2014, the service was led by Jonathan Sparkes. The readings were, Exodus, Chapter 16 verses 2 to 15, Pauls letter to the Phillippians, Chapter 1 verses 21 to 30 and The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 20 verses 1 to 16. The sermon was entitled what we need or what we want?

On Sunday 14 September 2014, the Harvest Festival was celebrated at Castle, the service, which was a family service, was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The readings were, Psalm 65 verses 9 to 13, and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 12 verses 16 to 30. The first talk was entitled Bigger Barns? the second talk related to Castle's support for Chistian Aid this year and was entitled, Baking hope for the community.

On Sunday 7 September 2014, the service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead and included the Sacrament of Baptism for a small child. The reading was, Matthew, Chapter 18 verses 15 to 20. The sermon was entitled Living in the community.

On Sunday 31 August 2014, the service was led by Reverend Martin Camroux. The readings were, Exodus Chapter 3 verses 1 to 12, and 1 John Chapter 4 verses 7 to 12. The sermon was entitled Being Called.

The service on Sunday 24 August 2014 was led by our Worship Leaders and did not contain a Sermon.

On Sunday 17 August 2014, the service was led by Mrs Joanne Eckersley. The readings were, Ezekiel Chapter 34 verses 11 to 16 and 20 to 24, and Ephesians Chapter 1 verses 15 to 23. The sermon was entitled The eyes of the heart.

The sermon on Sunday 10 August 2014 was not recorded.

On Sunday 3 August 2014, the service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead and included the Sacrament of Baptism for a small child. The reading was, Matthew, Chapter 14 verses 13 to 21. The sermon was entitled Do what you can.

On Sunday 27 July 2014, the service was led by David Clitheroe. The readings were, 1 Kings Chapter 3, verses 1 to 5 and Matthew, Chapter 13 verses 31 to 33 verses 44 to 52. The sermon was entitled Why do you speak to them in parables?

On Sunday 20 July 2014, the service was led by Jonathan Sparkes. The readings were, Genesis Chapter 28, verses 10 to 19, Romans Chapter 8, verses 12 to 25 and Matthew, Chapter 12 verses 24 to 30 and 36 to 43. The sermon was based on the readings.

On Sunday 6 July 2014, the service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead and included he Sacrament of Baptism for a small child. The reading was, Matthew, Chapter 11 verses 16 to 19 verses 25 to 30. The sermon was entitled Yoked to Jesus.

On Sunday 29 June 2014, the service was led by Mr Mike Bowstead. The readings were, Jeremiah, Chapter 28 verses 1 to 9 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 10 verses 40 to 42. The sermon was entitled Peter and Paul - Disciples and Prophets.

On Sunday 22 June 2014, the service was led by Mr Charlie Connor. The readings were, Acts Chapter 1 verses 1 to 11 and the first letter Peter, Chapter 2 verses 2 to 9. The sermon was based on the readings.

On Sunday 15 June 2014, the service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead, the preacher was Mrs Ruth Arnold, a former local preacher in this Circuit, invited to preach celbrating the 36th anniversary of Womens Get-together. The readings were, Isaiah Chapter 43 verses 16 to 21 and Pauls letter to the Phillipians, Chapter 3 verses 4b to 14. The sermon was entitled Looking forward.

On Sunday 1 June 2014, the service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The readings were, Acts Chapter 1 verses 6 to 14, and the Gospel of John Chapter 17 verses 1 to 11. The sermon was entitled Risen, exallted, glorified.

On Sunday 25 May 2014, the service was led by Rev'd. Ron Smith. The readings were, Acts Chapter 17 verses 22 to 31, and the Gospel of John Chapter 14 verses 15 to 21. The sermon was based on the readings.

On Sunday 18 May 2014, the service was led by our own worship leaders who were joined by David and Cliff from the two rivers mission team. The readings were, Acts Chapter 7 verses 55 to 60, and the Gospel of John Chapter 14 verses 1 to 14. The Missioners presented a short feedback on the mission week. The sermon was then preached by one of the missioners, Rev'd. David Rhodes.

On Sunday 11 May 2014, the service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. This was a family service which also incorporated the launch of Christian Aid Week and the first day of the Two Rivers Mission, which is taking pace in the area for the coming week.The reading was from, the first letter of John, Chapter 3 verses 1 to 7. There were three separate talks during the service, the first was a talk entitled, A generous life. The Missioners attached to Castle Church were then Introduced, and the final talk was Wheel of Generosity.

On Sunday 4 May 2014, the service was led by Eddie Lansdown. The readings were, Genesis Chapter 3 verses 1 to 2, and the Gospel of Luke Chapter 24 verses 13 to 33. The sermon was entited, Seven miles.