Welcome to our resources section - here you'll find links to useful sites about Christianity, and material to help think further about topics we've covered at church. The most recent entries are below, and you can find others by keyword (bigger keywords have more entries) or by date using the links on the left. If you're looking for our weekly sermon recordings, these are on a separate page now - click the Recordings tab at the top.
At TimeOut (when our evening service looks at a big topic), we looked at how the book of Ecclesiastes considers the big question of purpose in existence. The Preacher at the centre of the book asks the question - what if this is all that there is? I've loved this book of the Bible as I have studied it - it has been the most intellectually challenging thing I have read in a long time and it is wonderfully encouraging. If you want to hear more about this the following resources might be useful:The excellent book, "Why everything matters" by Philip Ryken. There is also a series of talks by him downloadable if you click here.
On Sunday morning last week, Ros Johnson preached on 1 Peter 4.1-11 (listen here if you missed it) and talked a bit about St George's church in Baghdad. Under the leadership of Canon Andrew White, it's a striking example of a faithful Christian community in incrediby tough circumstances, much like those Peter wrote into. As it happens, Andrew White was interviewed on the BBC Radio 4 Religious News Podcast the same week. You can download the MP3 of the podcast for Sunday 22 June for about another month from that page.
Some exciting changes for the website: we've added a better-organised archive of sermon recordings. We hope this will make it easier to listen to sermons online, whether you're trying to catch up on something you've missed (look at the recent recordings page) or find a series from further back. You'll see a new tab at the top of the page which will take you straight to the recordings section. This resources section will stay here too, with links to other material you might find helpful.
Missed our carol service? You missed an awesome video put together by some of our church members - watch Born to be King on Youtube now. And if that captured your interest, you might also like to hear the sermon on the same topic recorded that night.
Is it possible to make sense of suffering? Does God have anything to say which might help us understand or face it? For our TimeOut service on 11 March 2012, we considered these difficult questions by hearing some of what the Bible teaches about suffering, then listening to Fiona King talking about her experience of knowing God through serious long-term pain. An MP3 recording of the evening is available for download if you'd like to hear the talks (the recording starts with David speaking about suffering, then Fiona tells her story starting about half-way through).
Download the MP3 (about 15MB)
Here is a good place from which to download sermons for trips in the car or commutes to work - or just for your general use: http://www.keswickministries.co.uk/sermons/
Hayden worked at St Patrick's during his gap year - want to follow his blog and see what he's up to now?
In Exodus 7.3, God says that he will harden Pharaoh's heart, so that Pharaoh will reject Moses' request to let the Israelite people go. Why does God do that? This short video expands on this question from our morning sermon on Exodus this week.