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 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.

On Sunday 27 April 2014, the service was led by Joanne Eckersley. The readings were, Psalm 16, the first book of Peter, Chapter 1 verses 3 to 9, the Gospel of John Chapter 20 verses 19 to 31, and the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 2 verses 22 to 32. The sermon was, based on the readings.

On Sunday 20 April 2014, Easter Sunday the service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was the Gospel of John Chapter 20 verses 1 to 18. The sermon was entitled, Easter surprise.

On Sunday 13 April 2014, Palm Sunday the service was led by Liz Clarke and was based on 'The Domkey'. The reading was Matthew Chapter 21 verses 1 to 17. The sermon related to the reading

On Sunday 6 April 2014, the service was led by Rev'd. Peter Mortlock, who was brought up as a member of the Methodist Church in Colcheter. The readings were Ezekiel Chapter 37 verses 1 to 14, and The Gospel of John, Chapter 11, seleted verses focussing on the raising of Lazarus. The sermon was entitled Loved into life.

On Sunday 30 March 2014, the service was led by Mr Jonathan Sparkes. The readings were Exodus Chapter 17 verses 1 to 7, Romans, Chapter 3 verses 1 to 11 and The Gospel of John, Chapter 4, verses 5 to 26, and verses 27 to 42. The sermon related to the readings

On Sunday 23 March 2014, the service was led by Mr Mike Bowstead. The readings were Exodus Chapter 17 verses 1 to 7 and The Gospel of John, Chapter 4, verses 5 to 26, and verses 27 to 42. The sermon was entitled A spring water welling up to eternal life.

On Sunday 16 March 2014, the morning service followed a study weekend held in Colchester by Ministers, Preachers, Worship Leaders and Musical Leaders from various parts of East Anglia. The readings were, Genesis, Chapter 12 verses 1 to 4a, the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, Chapter 4 verses 1 to 5 and verse 13 and The Gospel of John, Chapter 3 verses 1 to 17. The Preacher was former President of the Methodist Conference, who led the study weekend, Rev'd. Dr. Neil Richardson.

Sunday 9 March 2014 was the first sunday in Lent, the famiy service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 4, verses 1 to 11, the temptation of Jesus. There were three talks, the first was an introduction. This was followed by a talk entitled, Only 40 days? The third talk was Cheer up it's Lent.

On Sunday 2 March 2014, the service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 17, verses 1 to 9. The sermon was entitled Can we stay here for ever?

On Sunday 23 February 2014, the service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 10, verses 1 to 12. The preacher for the sermon was Rev'd. David Beales. The sermon was entitled How is the Holy Spirit growing churches in Britain today?

On Sunday 16 February 2014, the preacher for the morning service was Richard Hall. The readings were from Deuteronomy Chapter 30 verses 15 to 20 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5, verses 21 to 37. The sermon was called The call to discipleship.

On Sunday 9 February 2014, the family service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The theme of the service was Salt and Light the reading was from The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5, verses 1 and 2 and 13 to 16.The sermon was in three parts, the first part was a short introduction. After the reading the second part was entitled, Salt. The Third part was Light. During parts two and three some editing has taken place to reduce the time people spent talking together part way throught the section.

On Sunday 2 February 2014, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Rach Ward, a Minister who had been brought up in our church and whose parents still attend. The focus of the service was Gideon.The readings were Judges Chapter 6, verse 1, verses 7 to 23 and, verses 36 and 40. The second readings were also from Judges. On this occasion Chapter 6, verse 14, Chapter 7, verses 7 to 22 and Chapter 8, verses 22 and 23. The sermon was in three parts, the first part was focussed on the young people and entitled 'God at work'. The second part related to the first reading was entitled 'Background and proof', and the third part entitled, 'Go in the strength you have' was based on the on the second readings.

Sunday 19 January 2014 recorded the start of the week of prayer for Christian Unity. The clergy of the churches in Colchester Town Centre for this week, moved to a different church. On this occasion Fr Peter Walker from St James the Great, Colchester attended Castle Methodist Church for the morning service. The readings were from Isaiah Chapter 49 verses 1 to 7 and the Gospel of John, Chapter 1, verses 29 to 42. The sermon based on the readings.

On Sunday 12 January 2014, the preacher for the morning service, which was a family oriented service was Jonathan Sparkes. The readings were from Isaiah Chapter 42 verses 1 to 9 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 3, verses 13 to 17. The sermon was based on the reading from Matthew, the baptism of Christ, and was in two parts. Part 1. and Part 2.

On Sunday 5 January 2014, our annual 'Covenent Service' was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The readings were Deuteronomy Chapter 29, verses 10 to 15, Jeremiah Chapter 3, verses 31 to 34, Romans Chapter 12, verses 1 nd 2 and The Gospel of John, Chapter 15, verses 1 to 10. The sermon was entitled Chosen and called.

On Sunday 22 December 2013, the evening service was the annual carol service. A seasonal message was delivered by, Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead.

On Sunday 22 December 2013, the preacher for the morning service, was Mike Bowstead. The readings were from Isaiah Chapter 7 verses 10 to 16 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 1, verses 18 to 25. The sermon was entitled Joseph, standing at the back.

On Sunday 8 December 2013, our annual 'Gift Service' and also the occasion of a Family Service and a Baptism, the preacher for the morning service, was Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was from Isaiah Chapter 11 verses 1 to 10. The sermon was entitled Out of the Stump of Jesse.

On Sunday1 December 2013, the preacher for the morning service, was Rev'd. David Moody. The readings were from Revelation, Chapter 4 verses 1 to 6a and the Gospel of John, Chapter 12 verses 44 to 50. The sermon was entitled The light of God.