Author: Philip Howson

The Lamb of God and Holy Communion

This Sunday Philip preached on St John the Baptist’s words in John 1: “Behold, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”.

In this sermon we explore Holy Communion through the progressing narratives of ancient scripture, and consider how this contrasts with modernity and the modern mind.

We start in Genesis 11:7-8; move through the institution of the Jewish Passover in Exodus 12:3-15; explore Jesus’ own words in John 6:48-58; and land in the way things were in the early church looking at 1 Corinthians 11:27-31.


However bad it gets, God is still good.

Revd Philip explores Isaiah 35, with the prophet finding hope in the grim social and political landscape of Israel around 700 BC.  Seems that humanity may well be the same and need the same hope.

Preached at Easton on 11th December 2022.

p.s. apologies for the photo, it’s my only Easton photo and was taken in mid Summer.


St Andrew’s Day Sermon

This St Andrew’s Day we reflect on the Office of National Statistics’ finding that there are now more people of “no faith” than those of christian faith.

Philip examines some of the pulls and pushes that have been at play in our culture, and suggests a prescription for local churches.