Castle Methodist Church - Colchester

Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester. CO1 1TT
Located in the centre of Colchester, serving a wider population
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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 1 May 2016, the morning family service was led by Rev'd Ken Chalmers. The reading was The Gospel of John, chapter 5 verses 1 to 9. The sermon was, based on the reading

On Sunday 24 April 2016, the morning family service was led by Rev'd Justion Lunnis. The readings were Psalm 118 verses 14 to 29 and The Gospel of John, chapter 2 verses 19 to 31. The sermon was entitled, Rock Bottom!

On Sunday 10 April 2016, the evening service was led by Rev'd Aelia Gage. The readings were, Isaiah, Chapter, 40 from verse 18 and the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 17 from verse 16. The sermon, was based on the reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

On Sunday 10 April 2016, the morning family service was led by Rev'd Ken Chalmers. The reading was, The Gospel of John, chapter 21 verses 1 to 19. The sermon was entitled, Fishing.

On Sunday 3 April 2016, the evening service was led by Rev'd Alan Jenkins. The readings were, Acts of the Apostles, chapter 5 verses 27 to 32, The Revelation of John, Chapter 1 verses 4 to 8, and The Gospel of John, chapter 20 verses 19 to 31. The sermon, related the readings to the current situation in the world.

On Sunday 3 April 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd Ken Chalmers. The readings were, Acts of the Apostles, chapter 5 verses 27 to 32 and The Gospel of John, chapter 20 verses 19 to 31. The sermon, asked the question, 'did Thomas get a bad press'?.

On Sunday 27 March 2016, the morning service was led by Mr Charlie Connor. The readings were, Pauls first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 15 verses 19 to 26 and The Gospel of John, chapter 20 verses 1 to 18. The sermon was, related to Easter day.

On Sunday 20 March 2016, the morning service was led by Mrs Nancy Powell Davies. The readings were, sections of Psalm 118, and The Gospel of Luke, chapter 19 verses 28 to 40. The sermon was, 'related to Palm Sunday'.

On Sunday 6 March 2016, Mothering Sunday, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Ron Smith. The service focussed on mothers and the family. The readings were, The Nunc Dimittis, Ruth, Chapter 1 verses 15 to 18, and The Gospel of Luke, chapter 15 verses 20 to 24. The early talk was entitled, 'Letting Go', The sermon was entitled, 'Models of Mothering'.

On Sunday 28 February 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd. John Robinson. The service focussed on the temptations of Christ. The readings were, 1 Samuel, Chapter 26 verses 7 to 25, and The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 4 verses 1 to 11. The sermon was entitled, 'It must have been meant?' .

On Sunday 21 February 2016, the morning service was led by Jonathan Sparkes. The service focussed on the forgiveness. The readings were, Genesis 34 verses 3 to 11 and verse 15, and The Gospel of Luke, chapter 6 verses 27 to 38. The sermon was, based on the readings .

On Sunday 14 February 2016, the morning family service was led by Phil Bingham. The service focussed on the temptations of Jesus. The reading was, The Gospel of Luke, chapter 4 verses 1 to 13. There were five short talks, the first of which was an introduction entitled You are my secret agents . This was followed by the reading. After a hymn came Turn these stones into bread, and after another hymn, Bow down and worship me and you can rule the world. After the first past of the next hymn came Throw yourself off the temple. The final talk, after the second part of the hymn, was, a conclusion.

On Sunday 7 February 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Ken Chalmers. The service focussed on the Transfiguration. The readings were, Exodus 34 verses 29 to 35, and The Gospel of Luke, chapter 9 verses 28 to 36. The sermon was entitled, The Transfiguration .

On Sunday 31 January 2016, the afternoon service was led by Rev'd. Ron Smith, the service once again focussed on the Iona religious community. The readings were, Psalm 42 and The Gospel of Mark, chapter 5 verses 25 to 34. The reflection was based on the readings and the Iona community.

On Sunday 31 January 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Ron Smith, the service focussed on the Iona religious community. The readings were, Psalm 71 verses 21 to 30, Jeremiah, Chapter 1 verses 4 to 10 and The Gospel of Luke, chapter 4 verses 21 to 30. The first talk described Iona . The Sermon was entitled Justice and Peace come together .

On Sunday 24 January 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd. John Allison and was the annual Methodist Covenant serrvice. The readings were as set for that service, Deuteronomy 29 verses 10 to 15, Jeremiah, Chapter 31 verses 31 to 34, the letter of Paul to the Romans, Chapter 12 verses 1 and 2, and The Gospel of John, chapter 15 verses 1 to 10 The sermon was entitled The Covenant promises .

On Sunday 17 January 2016, the morning service was led by Mrs Anne Scott. The readings were, Psalm 36 verses 5 to 10, the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians, Chapter 12 verses 1 to 11, The Gospel of John, chapter 2 verses 1 to 11 and Isaiah, Chapter 62 verses 1 to 5. The sermon considered The wedding at Cana .

On Sunday 10 January 2016, the morning service was led by Mrs Joanne Eckersley. The readings were Isaiah, Chapter 43 verses 1 to 7, the Gospel of Luke Chapter 3 verses 15 to 17 and 21 to 22 and The Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 8 verses 14 to 17. The sermon was entitled The gift of Baptism .

On Sunday 3 January 2016, the morning service was led by Mr Brian Llewellyn. The readings were from the letter of Paul to the Ephesians, Chapter 1 verses 3 to 14 and Gospel of John Chapter 1 verses 10 to 18. The sermon was entitled Our need for a doxological faith .

The annual Candle-lit carol service was held at 6.30 pm on Sunday 20th December 2015, A series of traditional carols and bible readings were included together with some appropriate poems. A Christmas message was delivered by The Rev'd. Ken Chalmers .

On Sunday 20th December 2015, the morning service was led by Mr Eddie Lansdown. The reading was from the Gospel of Luke Chapeter 1 verses 39 to 55. The sermon was entitled Inspiration .

The evening service on Sunday 13th December 2015, was led by Rev'd. Mark Wallace. The readings were Psalm 25 and the Pauls letter to the Thessalonians, Chapter 5 verses 1 to 11. The sermon was entitled based on the readings .

On Sunday 13th December 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. David Moody. The readings were Psalm 126 and the Pauls letter to the Thessalonians, Chapter 5 verses 16 to 24. The sermon was entitled expectation .

On Sunday 6th December 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Ken Chalmers. The readings were Malachi, chapter 3 verses 1 to 4 and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 3 verses 1 to 6. The sermon was entitled What is Advent?

On Sunday 29th November 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Alan Jenkins. The readings were Jeremiah, chapter 33 verses 14 to 16, the first letter of Paul to the Thessalonians, chapter 3 verses 9 to 13 and, the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 21 verses 21 to 25. The sermon was entitled Living escatalogically .

On Sunday 22nd November 2015, the evening service was led by Rev'd. Mark Wallace. The readings were Psalm 72 and, the Gospel of John, Chapter 6 verses 1 to 15 (the feeding of the five thousand). The sermon was based on the second reading .

On Sunday 15th November 2015, the evening service was led by Rev'd. Ken Chalmers. The reading was, the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5 verses 43 to 48. The sermon was focussed on terrorist activity in the past week, including terrorism in Paris .

On Sunday 8th November 2015, Remembrance Sunday, the morning service was led by Rev'd. John Robinson. The readings were, Psalm 103, 1 Samuel 25 verses 8b to 37 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5 verses 38 to 48. The sermon was entitled Madame Geurin and a good idea? .

On Sunday 1 November 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Martin Camroux. The reading was the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 10 verses 46 to 52. The sermon was entitled Let me receive my sight .

On Sunday 18 October 2015, the morning service was led by Jo Eckersley. The first reading was Psalm 95 verses 1 to 7. The second reading, was the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 13 verses 1 to 9, followed by the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians, chapter 10 verses 1 to 13. The sermon was based on the readings and the concept that 'mistakes are opportunities to learn'.

On Sunday 11 October 2015, the morning service was led by the Rev'd. Ken Chalmers. This service celebrated Harvest Festival and also saw the annual enrolement service for the 1st Colchester Company of the Boys' Brigade. The reading were Levicticus Chapter 23 verses 33 to 43, following which came the first of three short talks, this one relating to, The feast of Tabernacles. Following the second reading, this being the Gospel of John, Chapter 7 verses 37 to 39, came the second talk, Living water. The third talk focussed on foodbanks.

On Sunday 4 October 2015, the morning service was led by the Rev'd. Paul Howes. The reading were Acts, Chapter 4 verses 23 to 31 and the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 6, verses 30 to 44. The sermon was entitled Count Jesus in.

On Sunday 27 September 2015, the morning service was led by the Rev'd. Ken Chalmers. The reading were Gospel of Luke, Chapter 10, verses 1 to 9, Numbers chapter 11 verses 4 to 6, 10 to 16 and 24 to 29 and Pauls letter to the Corinthians, chapter 12 verses 14 to 31. The sermon was based on the readings, being called.

On The Family and Parade morning service on Sunday 6 September 2015, was led by the Rev'd. Ken Chalmers. The reading was Mark, Chapter 8, verses 27 to 38 . The sermon was in two parts was in the form of a quiz which related to the reading, The second part was entitled, So what now?

On Sunday 6 September 2015, the morning service was led by the new Minister appointed to Castle Church, the Rev'd. Ken Chalmers. The reading were 1 Samuel, Chapter 3, verses 1 to 10 (the calling of Samuel) and the Gospel of John, Chapter 1, verses 43 to 51 (the calling of Philip and Nathaniel). The sermon was an introduction to himself, based on the readings.

On Sunday 23 August 2015, the morning service was led by Brian Llewellyn . The reading were 1 Kings, Chapter 8, verses 20 to 24 and 27 to 30 and Ephesians, Chapter 6, verses 10 to 20. The sermon was entitled The whole armour of God.

On Sunday 16 August 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. David Harper. The reading was from The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 2, verses 13 to 19 and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2, verses 41 to 51. The sermon was entitled The hidden years.

On Sunday 2 August 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. John Robinson . The reading were Psalm 30 and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 22, verses 39 to 45. The sermon was concerned with lodgings.