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 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.

On Sunday 26 July 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. David Moody. The reading was from Pauls letter to the Phillipians, Chapter 2, verses 12 to 18. The sermon was concerned with the Christian faith.

On Sunday 19 July 2015, the evening service of Holy Communion was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. In the early part of the service two adults, Jennifer and Helen, were baptised. The reading was from Pauls letter to the Ephesians, Chapter 1. The sermon was entitled A glorious inheritance.

On Sunday 12 July 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was from Pauls letter to the Colosssians, Chapter 3 verses 12 to 17. The sermon was entitled What makes a champion.

On Sunday 5 July 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was from The Gospel of Mark chapter 6 verses 1 to 13 The sermon was entitled Travelling light.

On Sunday 28 June 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. David Dickens. The readings were Psalm 30 and The Gospel of Mark Chapter 5 verses 21 to 43. The sermon was entitled A women came up from behind Jesus and touched his cloak.

On Sunday 21 June 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Keith Lovell. The readings were from Psalm 107 verses 1 to 3 and 23 to 41 and The Gospel of Mark Chapter 4 verses 35 to 41. The sermon was entitled The Magna-Carta.

On Sunday 14 June 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The readings were from Ezekiel, Chapter 17 verses 22 to 24 and The Gospel of Mark Chapter 4 verses 26 to 34. The sermon was entitled Waiting and growing.

On Sunday 7 June 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was from The Gospel of Mark chapter 3 verses 20 to 35. The sermon was entitled Is He out of his mind?.

On Sunday 31 May 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was from Isaiah chapter 6 verses 1 to 8. The sermon was entitled Holy, Holy, Holy.

On Sunday 24th May 2015, the morning service was led by Anne Scott. The readings were was The Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 2, verses 1 to 21, The Gospel of John, Chapter 7 verses 37 to 39 and the first letter of Paul tgo the Corinthians, Chapter 12 verses 1 to 11. The sermon was in two parts, part one was concerned with Pentecost. Part two was related to leaves.

On Sunday 17th May 2015, the morning service was led by Mr Ron Firmin. The readings were Psalm 1, Pauls letter to the Romans, Chapter 12 verses 1 to 21, and The Gospel of John, Chapter 17 verses 6 to 19. The sermon was based on the readings.

On Sunday 10th May 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Rodney Sawtell. The readings were Isaiah Chapter 58 verses 6 to 11, and The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 25 verses 31 to 40. The sermon was entitled Jesus the light of the world.

On Sunday 3 May 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. John Allison. The readings were the first letter of John, Chapter 4 verses 7 to 21, and The Gospel of John, Chapter 15 verses 1 to 8. The sermon was entitled Christ - the true vine.

On Sunday 26 April 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Bernard Arnold. The readings were the first letter of John, Chapter 3 verses 1 to 6, The Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 4 verses 5 to 12, and The Gospel of John, Chapter 10 verses 11 to 18. The sermon was entitled Children of God.

On Sunday 19 April 2015, the morning service was led by Mr. Mike Bowstead. The readings were The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 24 verses 36 to 49, and the letter of Paul to the Colossians, Chapter 1 verses 15 to 24. The early talk was entitled bridges, and the sermon was entitled bulding bridges.

On Sunday 12 April 2015, the morning family service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was from the Gospel of John 20 verses 1 to 31. The sermon was in two parts, the first entitled A moment of Resurrection, and the second about Thomas.

On Sunday 5 April 2015, Easter Sunday the morning service was led by Rev'd. Ron Smith. The readings were, Isaiah 25 verses 6 to 9, 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 verses 1 to 11 and the Gospel of Mark Chapter 16 verses 1 to 8. The sermon was entitled Being alive.

On Sunday 29 March 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was, the Gospel of Mark Chapter 11 verses 1 to 11. There were two talks, the first was entitled A joyful procession, the second was entitled Holy Week,a week of surprises.

On Sunday 15 March 2015, the morning service was led by Brian Llewellyn. The first reading was Ephesians Chapter 2 verses 1 to 10, the Gospel reading was John Chapter 3 verses 14 to 21. The sermon related to Mothering Sunday.

On Sunday 8 March 2015, the morning family service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The first reading was the ten commandments followed by, the Gospel of John Chapter 2 verses 13 to 22. In the early part of the service was an introduction. The later talk was entitled Why was Jesus angry?

On Sunday 1 March 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The reading was, the Gospel of Mark Chapter 8 verses 31 to 38. The sermon was entitled Take up your cross and follow me.

On Sunday 22 February 2015, the morning service was led by Eddie Lansdown. The reading was from the Gospel of Mark Chapter 9 verses 9 to 15. The sermon was entitled remain in focus.

On Sunday 15 February 2015, the morning service was led by Brian Dack. The readings were from the second book of Kings, Chapter 2 verses 1 to 12, and the Gospel of Mark Chapter 9 verses 2 to 9. The sermon was in two parts and was entitled The big picture part one, and part 2.

On Sunday 8 February 2015, the morning family service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The readings were, Isaiah Chapter 40 verse 21 to 31, and the Gospel of Mark Chapter 1 verses 29 to 39. The sermon was entitled Too busy not to pray.

On Sunday 1 February 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The readings were, Deuteronomy Chapter 18 verses 15 to 20, and the Gospel of Mark Chapter 1 verses 21 to 28. The sermon was entitled With authority.

On Sunday 25 January 2015, the morning service was led by Rev'd. John Allison. The readings were, the Gospel of Mark Chapter 1 verses 14 to 20 and Jonah Chapters 3 and 4. The sermon was entitled Jonah's anger and God's mercy.

On Sunday 18 January 2015, the first day of the week of Prayer for Christian unity saw the morning service at Castle led by Rev'd. Ken Forbes, the Minister at the United Reformed Church in Colchester. The readings were, the first book of Samuel, Chapter 3 verse 1 to 10, and the Gospel of John Chapter 1 verses 43 to 51. There was an early talk related to people communicating together.. The sermon was entitled Seeing the signs and hearing the call.

On Sunday 11 January 2015, the morning service, a family service, was led by Jonathan Sparkes. The readings were, Genesis Chapter 1 verses 1 to 5, The Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 19 verses 1 to 7 and the Gospel of Mark Chapter 1 verses 4 to 11. The sermon was in two parts and based on the readings, part 2.

On Sunday 4 January 2015, the morning service, the annual Methodist Covenant renewal service was led by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead. The readings were, Deuteronomy Chapter 29 verse 10 to 15, Jeremiah Chapter 31 verses 31 to 34, Romans Chapter 12 verses 1 and 2 and the Gospel of John Chapter 15 verses 1 to 10. The sermon was entitled Wake up and smellthe ccoffee.

On Sunday 29 December 2014, the morning service was led by Mr Mike Bowstead. The readings were, Isaiah Chapter 61 verse 10 to Chapter 62 verse 3 and the Gospel of Luke Chapter 2 verses 22 to 40. The sermon was entitled Seeing Christ.

The evening service on Sunday 22 December was the annual Candlelit carol service, a short Christmas message was delivered by Rev'd. Catherine Bowstead towards the end of that service.

On Sunday 22 December 2014, the morning service was led by Mr Phil Bingham. The readings were, Luke Chapter 1 verses 26 to 38, and The Gospel of John, Chapter 1 verses 1 to 14. The sermon was entitled Are you ready?

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.