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 26 March 2017, Mothering Sunday, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Alan Jenkins. The readings were, First book of Samuel, Chapter 1 verses 20 to 28, Pauls letter to the Colossians Chapter 3 verses 12 to 17 and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2 verses 22 to 35. The sermon was entitled The spear through the heart.

On Sunday 19 March 2017, the morning service was led by Alan Beesley. The readings were, Exodus Chapter 17 verses 1 to 7, Romans Chapter 5 verses 1 to 11 and the Gospel of John, Chapter 2 verses 12 to 22. The talk was based on the theme of the service Journeys.

On Sunday 12 March 2017, the morning family service was led by Julie Swann. The reading was, the Gospel of John, Chapter 3 verses 1 to 17. The talk was based on the theme of the service Super Hero's.

On Sunday 5 March 2017, the morning service was led by Rev'd Alan Jenkins. The readings were, Genesis, Chapter 2 verses 15 to 17 and Chapter 3 verses 1 to 7, The letter of Paul to the Romans, Chapter 5 verses 12 to 19 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 4 verses 1 to 11. The sermon was entitled temptation!

On Sunday 26 February 2017 (Transfiguration Sunday), the morning service was led by Rev'd Alan Jenkins. The readings were, Exodus, Chapter 24 verses 12 to 18, The second letter of Peter, Chapter 1 verses 16 to 21 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 17 verses 1 to 9. The sermon was based on the transfiguation.

On Sunday 19 February 2017, the morning service was led by Phil Bingham. The readings were, the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5 verses 38 to 48 and the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians, Chapter 3 verses 10 and 11 and 16 to 23. The sermon was entitled 'Wisdom and foolishness'.

On Sunday 12 February 2017, the morning service was led by Alan Beesley. The readings were, the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 8 verses 5 to 13 and the second letter of James, Chapter 2 verses 14 to 24. The sermon was in two parts, relating to 'faith', and, 'service.

On Sunday 5 February 2017, the morning service was led by Anne Worker. The readings were, Psalm 15, the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5 verses 1 to 16 and the letter of Paul to the Galatians, Chapter 5 verses 16 to 26. The sermon related to 'the Beatitudes'.

On Sunday 29 January 2017, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Alan Jenkins. This being the annual Methodist Covenant Service, the readings were: Exodus, Chapter 24, verses 3 to 11; Jeremiah, Chapter 31, verses 31 to 34; Pauls Letter to the Romans, Chapter 12, verses 1 to 2 and the Gospel of John, Chapter 15, verses 1 to 10. The sermon was 'based on the Methodist Covenant'.

On Sunday 22nd January 2017, the evening service, an ecumenical service related to the week of prayer for Christian Unity was led by Rev'd.Ken Chalmers. The readings were, the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians, Chapter 5 verses 14 to 20 and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 15 verses 11 to 32. The sermon was appropriate to the service.

On Sunday 15 January 2017, the morning service was led by Rev'd.David Moody. The readings were, the letter of Paul to the Hebrews, Chapter 9 verses 23 to 27 and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 18 verses 18 to 26. The talk was 'based on the readings'.

On Sunday 8 January 2017, the morning service was led by Eddie Lansdown. The readings were, Isaiah, Chapter 42 verses 1 to 9 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 3 verses 13 to 17. The talks were entitled, 'Something to do', and 'Someone to be'

On Sunday 1 January 2017, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Alan Jenkins. The readings were, Isaiah, Chapter 63 verses 7 to 9, The letter of Paul to the Hebrews, Chapter 2 verses 10 to 18 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 2 verses 13 to 23. The sermon was related to, 'the slaughter of the innocents'. (The quality of this recording is not as good as we normally manage).

On Sunday 18 December 2016, the evening service was the annual candlelit carol service. Rev'd. Ron Smith delivered, 'a message for Christmas'.

On Sunday 18 December 2016, the morning service was led by Nancy Powell Davies. The readings were, Romans, Chapter 1 verses 1 to 7 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 1 verses 18 to 25. The sermon was, 'related to Joseph'.

On Sunday 11 December 2016, the morning service was led by Mr Ron Firmin. The readings were, Isaiah, Chapter 35 verses 1 to 10 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 11 verses 2 to 11. The sermon was, 'based on the readings'.

On Sunday 4 December 2016, the morning service was priveledged to welcome as the preacher, the Rt. Hon. and Rt. Rev'd. Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury. The readings were, Isaiah, Chapter 11 verses 1 to 10, the letter of Paul to the Romans, Chapter 15 verses 4 to 13 and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 3 verses 1 to 12. The sermon was, 'based on the readings'.

On Sunday 20 November 2016 (the festival of Christ the king), the morning service was the service renewing the covenant of co-operation between St Botolph's Anglican Church and Castle Methodist Church. The service was led by Rev'd. Ken Chalmers, the preacher was Rev'd. Mark Wallace. The readings were, from the letter of Paul to the Colossians, Chapter 1 verses 11 to 20 and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 23 verses 32 to 43. The sermon was entitled, 'Christ the servant king'.

On Sunday 13 November 2016, the morning service was led by Mr. Mike Abbs. The readings were, from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 21 verses 5 to 13 and verse 19, and Chapter 11 verses 5 to 10. The sermon was entitled, 'Hanging on'.

On Sunday 30 October 2016, the morning service was held as a 'circuit service' at Wivenhoe Methodist Church where the Chairman of the District, Rev'd David Chapman was the preacher. During the course of the service a trainee Local Preacher, Brian, was accepted as a fully fledged Local Preacher. The readings were, Isaiah chapter 52 verses 7 to 10, The letter of Paul to the Ephesians, Chapter 4 verses 7 and 8 and verse 11 to 16 and the Gospel of John, Chapter 12 verses 20 to 26. The sermon (the quality of the recording is not up to our usual standard due to not having the normal recording facilities), 'was based on the readings and the nature of the service'.

On Sunday 23 October 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd. David Moody. The readings were, the second book of Timothy, chapter 2 verses 8 to 15. This was followed by the first talk entitled, 'Having a basic understanding of God'. The second reading was Jeremiah, Chapter 29 verse 1 and verses 4 to 7. This was followed by the second talk entitled, 'Are you an up to date Christian?' The final reading was from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 17 verses 11 to 19. This reading, which is included, was followed by the third talk which was entitled, 'Updating our understanding of God in Jesus'.

On Sunday 16 October 2016, the evening service was led by Rev'd. Alan Jenkins. The readings were, Genesis chapter 32 verses 22 to 31, The second letter of Timothy, Chapter 3 verse 14 to Chapter 4 verse 5 and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 18 verses 1 to 8. The sermon concerned, 'Justice'.

On Sunday 16 October 2016, the morning service was led by Mr Eddie Lansdown, the readings were, Pauls letter to the Ephesians chapter 4 verses 1 to 16, and the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 10 verses 35 to 45. The sermon was entitled, 'Togetherness'.

On Sunday 9 October 2016, the morning service was an interactive family service led by Rev'd. Alan Jenkins. The evening service following the series considering the book of Proverbs was led by Rev'd. Mark Wallace. The readings were from the book of Proverbs, Chapter 12 and the epistle of James, Chapter 3 verses 1 to 12 The sermon was, based on the readings but focussed on the book of Proverbs.

On Sunday 2 October 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Ron Smith, the readings were, Lamentations, chapter 1 verses 1 to 6, and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 17 verse 5 to 10. The sermon was entitled, 'Singing the Lord's song in a strange land'.

On Sunday 25 September 2016, the evening service was led by Rev'd. Mark Wallace. The sermon focussed on the second chapter of the book of Proverbs.

On Sunday 18 September 2016, the evening service was led by Rev'd. Alan Jenkins. The readings were, Jeremia, Chapter 9 verses 1 to 11, Psalm 37 verses 1 to 11 and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 16 verse 1 to 13. The sermon was entitled, 'The shrewd manager'

On Sunday 18 September 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Steve Swann, This was the first service at Castle led by Steve following his transfer to the Colchester Methodist Circuit this month. The readings were, the letter of Paul to the Galatians, Chapter 6 verses 1 to 10 and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 10 verse 1 to 11 and 16 to 20. The sermon was entitled, 'Sent out'

On Sunday 4 September 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Paul Howes, the readings were, the first epistle of John, chapter 1 verses 1 to 7, and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 14 verse 25 to 33. The sermon was entitled, 'Where would you rather be' ?

On Sunday 7 August 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Ken Chalmers, the readings were, Pauls letter the Hebrews, chapter 11 verses 1 to 3 and 32 to 40, and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 12 verse 32 to 40. The sermon was entitled, 'treasure' .

On Sunday 24 July 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd. Charlie Connor, the readings were, Genesis, chapter 18 verses 20 to 32, and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 11 verse 1 to 13. The sermon was 'based on the Lords Prayer' .

On Sunday 17 July 2016, the morning service was led by Rev'd. David Barrett, Chaplain to 16 Air Assault Brigade, Colchester. The readings were, Amos, chapter 8 verses 1 to 12 and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 10 verse 38 to 42. The sermon was entitled 'the one thing needed' .

On Sunday 3 JULY 2016, the morning service was led by Mrs Jo Eckersley. The readings were, The second book of Kings, chapter 2 verses 1 to 12, the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 9 verse 2 to 9 and, Psalm 51 verses 1 to 12. The sermon was entitles 'the right place at the right time' .