Sermons by Revd Robb Sutherland

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Revd Robb Sutherland is the Vicar of Mixenden and Illingworth.

A Meditation for the Wednesday of Holy Week


Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him.  On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.”  He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed,  “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not […]

A Meditation for the Tuesday of Holy Week


After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.”  The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking.  One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him;  Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of […]

A Meditation for the Monday of Holy Week


This is the text of this evening’s meditation at the Taizé service for Holy Week. One of the things that you get from reading and re-reading the biblical accounts of Jesus again and again is the sense and depth of the emotions. You also get a sense of the real life themes within it. And […]

Be The One Calling in the Wilderness!


This morning, Robb challenged Holy Nativity to be brave like John The Baptist. Matthew 3:1-12 (NRSV) In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one […]