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Author Archives: Matthew Cashmore

Setting up Skype with a desktop phone

What did I want? I wanted a Skype virtual number that worked with the Skype client on my iPhone, my laptop and importantly – with a desktop phone that would function without the need to be plugged into my computer. Easy. Google Skype desktop phone and you’re presented with an array of options. But here’s … Continue reading »

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Top Tips for starting Theological College

I’ve been moved to post this because of the excellent piece posted over at pickingapplesofgold.com ‘Top Tips of starting #vicarschool‘ – In part because I enjoyed the piece so much and also in part because I disagree with a small bit… and there’s nothing like a minor disagreement to urge me into writing. So here … Continue reading »

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Sermon on Ephesians 1:3-14 – Spiritual Blessings in Christ.

This month I am on placement at St Mary’s in Princes Risborough. It’s an amazing church and this is the first time that I have preached a sermon there… I struggled a lot with this sermon because I couldn’t get my head around what Paul was trying to say – it took an incident in … Continue reading »

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Sermon on Doubting Thomas

I enjoyed giving this sermon today, I’m not overly happy with the narrative and I think I’m on dangerous theological ground – however – I’m in that wonderful position during training that means I know enough to be dangerous but am still blissfully unaware of a great deal! So dig in and enjoy and please … Continue reading »

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Sermon on the Cleansing Of The Temple

I really enjoyed writing this one – it’s going to form the basis of the sermon I am going to submit for my course – but as the visiting lecturer told us in our preaching weekend the best time to fix a sermon is after you have given it… so here you are, here’s my … Continue reading »

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College Intercession Prayers during lent

I wrote these from scratch using the Common Worship liturgy for prayers during lent. They are okay – the only feedback I had is that there is no need to keep saying ‘we pray’ – that’s implicit in what we’re doing – but I’m pleased with these overall and pleased with the thread of illumination. … Continue reading »

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Sermon on The Baptism of Christ

I’ve really struggled with this sermon. It was given to celebrate The Baptism of Christ this morning – but amid horrific events in Paris. I sat with the text most of the week, read widely and googled even more widely – but nothing. In the end this was what came, line by hard line. I … Continue reading »

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Sermon on St. Andrew

This morning was a little on the nerve racking side. At the 9am BCP Communion service I was preaching the sermon on St. Andrew and also helping serve communion (but not serving) and at the 10:30am BCP Matins I was leading the service and preaching the sermon… all a bit scary. I think I came … Continue reading »

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Leaving Blackwell’s & next steps

Well what a week. We announced  that I was leaving Blackwell’s to train as a Priest. Those of you who follow this blog will not be surprised, especially if you followed my posts on this recently. It’s been an amazing journey – I’ve only been at Blackwell’s for two years but in that time we’ve managed to … Continue reading »

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Intercession Prayers 27th July 2014

Begged, borrowed and pinched from a few places – including the Church of England Topical Prayers page but broadly my own.   In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ, let us pray to the Father. The response to God of love is Hear our prayer: God of love Hear our prayer … Continue reading »

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