Two sermons from Glenn Peoples

Here are sermons from Glenn.

The first is on Mark 10.35-45 and talks about James’ and John’s request to Jesus to be leaders in his new kingdom.

The second examines Hebrews 9:24-28, where Glenn presents us with some of the less comfortable aspects of Christian belief.

Sermon 8 Nov 2015

Sermon 18 Oct 2015


Sermon 4 October 2015

Today Ben talked about how laws come about and how easy it is to loose sight of the original purpose of our lives among all the “do’s” and “don’ts”.  His sermon reflects on Mark 10:2-16.


Sermon 4 October 2015

Sermon 13 Sept 2015

Today, Ben preached about doing the things we can to support refugees. Even if the situation seems overwhelming, there are still things we can do and differences we can make.

Sermon 13 Sept 2015

Sermon 6 September 2015

This morning, James preached on Mark 7:24-37.  He started out by admitting this may not be the easiest gospel reading to preach on. In it Jesus does some weird stuff – he calls a woman a dog and spits in a man’s mouth.  He goes on to explain the depths of the stories.


Sermon 6 Sept 2015

Roundabout – Sept 2015

In this edition:

  • From the  vicar –
  • AAW news
  • Events calendar
  • Some of our ministries
  • Evensong – an Anglican treasure
  • Restoration of Holy Trinity begins
  • The Watson Family: We travel – a lot!
  • Tweens Group on Sunday (ages 11-14)
  • Pictures from Kids Church and the All Age service
  • Small change for a big change
  • Villas Trust Lounge concept plan
  • For Rosemary
  • What Vestry did in May and June
  • St John’s parish fair 2015
  • Kids Church update


RoundAbout Sep 15 (pdf)

Sermon 30 August 2015: on traditions

Today James preached on our traditions and the importance of experiencing them from the heart. The gospel reading was Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23.


Sermon 30 August 2015

Plans for Hall Renovation Notice, 9 August 2015

Update:  The concept plan can downloaded from here:

Renovation and expansion of Villas Trust area



At the Vestry meeting on Tuesday 21 July, Vestry accepted the Property Group recommendation for the concept plan for the rebuild of the back (Villas Trust Lounge) part of the church hall.

There will be a Special General Meeting between the services on Sunday, 13 September for the parish to vote on the hall plans. The initial consultation phase is finished, all submissions have been considered, and at this point we are asking for parish approval of the proposed plan.

From Sunday, 16 August there will be copies of the plans available at the back of the church and online. The plans will be emailed out to all parishioners on the email list. All Property Group members will be named on the documents at the back of church, and they are happy to answer any questions you have. No meeting is planned at this point, but if one is requested we will try to arrange it.

Please remember that the intent of this SGM is purely for the parish to agree or not agree to the hall plans. If you have any questions, please ask a member of the Property Group or one of the Wardens before the day of the meeting.

Apologies for the incorrect information in last week’s notice,

Katie Boyle,

People’s Warden

God of possibilities (sermon 26 July 2015)

This morning, James preached on thing that we might think are impossible become possible with God.

His sermon was based on the feeding of the five thousand as told in John 6:1-21.


God of Possibilities (Sermon 26 July 2015)


Reflecting on ministry (sermon and reflections 19 July 2015)

This morning, Ben reported back on taking “a bit of Johnsonville” to the diocesan Ministry conference; Nathan talked about his experience of the Cursillo retreat and Fiona talked about her experience of Alpha.

The theme for all three reflections centered around today’s gospel reading where Jesus tries to take some quiet time with his disciples (Mark 6:30-34 and 53-56).


19 July 2015


Feasting with Jesus and the Faith Five

Today we had all-age worship. Diana Langdom (Standz Enabler) visited and led us through some activities. The first was an activity to get to know each other.  Following this she talked about banquets and showed a short video based on the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24).  This led into a discussion of the Faith Five – which can be used by families at dinner or bed time:

  1. SHARE the highs and the lows of the day
  2. READ a favourite verse from your Bible or one you have memorised
  3. TALK about how your verse relates to your highs and lows
  4. PRAY for your highs and lows, for your family and for the world
  5. BLESS one another.

Or click here to download the mp3:

Feasting with Jesus and the Faith Five