Recent Sermons


Audio recordings of recent sermons extracted from the services:
[The full collection of audio recordings can also be accessed via the Oxford Unitarian SoundCloud channel]

Since late March 2020, links to video-recordings from the online services are also listed as well. [The collection of videos can also be accessed via the Oxford Unitarian Vimeo channel]

The AUDIO of 'HARVEST THANKSGIVING', from SAFAR WISBY'S Oxford Unitarian online service, 27 September 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the same service.

The AUDIO of 'LET NOTHING DISTURB YOU', from Revd JENNY MILLER'S Oxford Unitarian online service, 20 September 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the same service.

Accessible only until 20 September, the AUDIO of DESIRE LINES, from Revd PATRICK TIMPERLEY'S Oxford Unitarian online service, 13 September 2020.
Until 20 September 2020 , there was also the VIDEO recording from the same service.

The AUDIO of 'BRING JOY', from MARTIN GIENKE'S Oxford Unitarian online service, 6 September 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the same service.

The AUDIO of 'WORDS, WORDS, WORDS', from ALAN RUSTON'S Oxford Unitarian online service, on some thoughts on the year so far and its wider impact - with a focus on 'Decluttering'. 30 August 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the same service.

The AUDIO of 'WHAT IS LOVE?', from the Oxford Unitarian online service, led by KIEREN MOSS, 23 August 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the same service.

The AUDIO of 'BE LIKE FIRE', from the Oxford Unitarian online service, led by TRISTAN JOVANOVIC, 16 August 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the same service.

The AUDIO of 'A SECOND CHANCE', from the Oxford Unitarian online service, led by retired Unitarian minister Revd ASHLEY HILLS, 9 August 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the same service.

The AUDIO of 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night', from the Oxford Unitarian online service, led by Chapel member, STEVE HODGES, 2 August 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the same service.

The AUDIO of 'String Theory', from the Oxford Unitarian online service, led by Unitarian Lay Pastor, KATH FORDER, 26 July 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the same service.

The AUDIO of 'The Power of Hope', from Robin Hanford's Oxford Unitarian online service, 19 July 2020.(br /> There is also the VIDEO recording from the same service.

The AUDIO of 'The Bible - What It Is, And What It Is Not', from the Oxford Unitarian service led by Revd Peter Hewis, Sunday 12 July 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the service.

The AUDIO of 'My Soul's Birthday', from the Oxford Unitarian service led by Catherine Robinson, Sunday 5 July 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the service.

The AUDIO of 'In Celebration of Sun and Summer', from the Oxford Unitarian service led by Martin Gienke, Sunday 28 June 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the service.

The AUDIO of 'Self-Knowledge', from the Oxford Unitarian service led by Revd Sue Woolley, Sunday 21 June 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the service.

The AUDIO of 'Letting Go of Judgement', from the Oxford Unitarian service led by Sheila Bond, Sunday 14 June 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the service.

The AUDIO of 'A Garden of Gratitude', from the Oxford Unitarian service led by Michael Allured, Sunday 7 June 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the service.

The AUDIO of 'HOPING FOR A NEW HUMANITY: A WHITSUNDAY REFLECTION', from the Oxford Unitarian online service led by Rev Dr Marcus Braybrooke and Mary, his wife, Sunday 31 May 2020.
There is also a VIDEO recording from the service.

The AUDIO of 'Honouring the Bicentenary of Florence Nightingale', from the Oxford Unitarian online service led by Interfaith minister, Revd Jenny Miller, Sunday 24 May 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the service.

The AUDIO of 'Have We Learned Anything?', from the Oxford Unitarian service led by Steve Hodges, Sunday 17 May 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the service.

The AUDIO of 'After the Rains', from the Oxford Unitarian service led by Judith Fantozzi, Sunday 10 May 2020.
There is also the VIDEO recording from the service.

The VIDEO recording of 'Reflections on Humility, Anger and Grace, from the Oxford Unitarian service led by Michael Allured, Sunday 3 May.
There is also the AUDIO of 'Reflections on Humility, Anger and Grace', from the service.

AUDIO of 'We Can Be Heroes' from the Oxford Unitarian online service led by Dr Meg Thomas, Sunday 26 April 2020.
There is also the VIDEO version from the same service.

AUDIO of 'What Does Buddhism Teach Us?' by Rev. Feargus O'Connor, from the Oxford Unitarian online service, 19 April 2020.
There is also a VIDEO of his service address.

Easter Sunday AUDIO of the service address from the Oxford Unitarian online service led by Prof. Mark Janis, 12 April 2020.
There is also a VIDEO of the service address.
The VIDEO of Etelka Szombatfalvi singing the beautiful Hungarian folk song during the service is available from this link.

'Finding Hope in the Shadows', from the Oxford Unitarian ONLINE service led by Michaell Allured, 5 April 2020.
You can also link to the video version.

'Dry Bones and the Spirit', from the first ONLINE Oxford Unitarian service, led by Robin Hanford, 29 March 2020.
You can also access the video from the Videos link on the Oxford Unitarian Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordUnitarians/.

Oxford Unitarian Women's Day service, led by Catherine Robinson, about inspiring women, with contributions from congregation members, 8 March 2020.

'Reflections on Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904)', from the Oxford Unitarian service led by Michael Allured, 1 March 2020.

'Be My Valentine', from the Oxford Unitarian service led by Gavin Lloyd, Sunday 16 February 2020.

'Spiritual, Religious - or Both' by Tristan Jovanovic from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 9 February 2020.

'On Learning to Live with Each Other', by Michael Allured, from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 2 February 2020.

"Words Matter - Shaping the Human World" by Dr Brian Klug, from the Oxford Unitarian Holocaust Memorial Service, 26 January 2020.

"Agents of Change' by Alexis Granum, from her Oxford Unitarian service, 19 January 2020.

'Pay Attention, Be Astonished, Tell About It' by Interfaith Minister Edie Campbell, from her Oxford Unitarian service, on the life and work of poet Mary Oliver, 12 January 2020.

'Re-imagining Our Religious Purpose', by Michael Allured MBE, from his Oxford Unitarian service, 5 January 2020.

'The Wisdom of Nature', by Shana Begum, from her Oxford Unitarian service, 15 December 2019.

'Prayer', by Bert Clough, from his Oxford Unitarian service, 8 December 2019.

' Waiting and Hoping', by Michael Allured's from his Oxford Unitarian service, 1 December 2019.

'But You Are Still a Christian, Aren't You?', by Steve Hodges, from his Oxford Unitarian service, 17 November 2019.

Memory by Gavin Lloyd, from his Remembrance Sunday service, 10 November 2019.

In Praise of Souls and Saints by Michael Allured, from his Oxford Unitarian service, 3 November 2019.

Oxford Unitarian 130th Anniversary by Revd Martin Whitell, District Minister for Unitarians in London and the South-East, on Sunday 27 October 2019.

Nursing Your Calling by Revd. Jenny Miller, from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 20 October 2019.

Time Enough by Patsy Clarke, from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 13 October 2019.

God's Names for Us by Revd Canon Professor Jane Shaw and Michael Allured, from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 6 October 2019.

Global Community and the Kindness of Strangers by Mrs Kunku Soota and Revd Peter Hewis from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 29 September 2019.

Pilgimages by Alan Ruston, from the Oxford Unitarian Harvest Thanksgiving service, Sunday 22 September 2019.

Blast Them With Love! by Tristan Jovanovic, from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 15 September 2019

Are Your Thoughts Free? by Renee Neilson, from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 8 September 2019

Belonging - The Spirit of Community by Michael Allured, from the Oxford Unitarian Service, Sunday 1 September 2019

Grace and Mercy by Dr Mphala Mogudi, from the Oxford Unitarian Service, Sunday 25 August 2019

What Can We Learn From the Voices of Children? by Sheila Bond, from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 18 August 2019.

Which Road Should Be Taken? by Valerie Worthington, from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 11 August 2019.

Make the Most of Summer's Beauty by Michael Allured, from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 4 August 2019.

A Census of Senses by Martin Gienke, from the Oxford Unitarian service, Sunday 28 July 2019.

Gifts of Life by Revd Jim Corrigall, from the Oxford Unitarian Service on Sunday 21 July 2019.

So What Do YOU Believe?, by Michael Allured MBE, from the Oxford Unitarian Service on Sunday 7 July 2019.

Honouring Welsh Unitarian Women, by Melda Grantham, from the Oxford Unitarian service, 23 June 2019.

Lawrence of Arabia - and God, by Howard Oliver service, from the Oxford Unitarian service on 16 June 2019.

Satyagraha: Gandhi's Struggle for Truth and Freedom by Bert Clough, from the Oxford Unitarian Service on Sunday 9 June 2019.

Roots Hold Me Close - Wings Set Me Free by Michael Allured MBE, from the Oxford Unitarian Service on Sunday 2 June 2019.

Surprised by Kindness? by Mary Braybrooke, from the service on 26 May 2019.

Looking After Each Other by Michael Allured, from the service on 5 May 2019, to mark Workers' Memorial Day.

Stop Looking! It''s All Here Inside of You by Tristan Jovanovic, 28 April 2019.

What do Unitarians do with Easter? by Michael Allured, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019.

In Our Strength & In Our Fragility by Michael Allured, 7 April 2019

What has Christianity Ever Done For Us? by Revd Frank Walker 24 March 2019

Self-Care & Compassion by Dr Jane Blackall 17 March 2019

Till Greed and Hatred Cease by Catherine Robinson 10 March 2019

Click on the links below to read some sermons preached in the chapel of Manchester College.

Candles of Joy and Concern by Dr Susan Millington

Religion versus Reality by Judith Fantozzi

On Agreeing - But Not Quite - with Adam Gopnik's Liberal Credo by Revd Frank Walker

Tolerance - and its Limits by Steven Hodges

Happiness IS by Judith Fantozzi

One God of Many Names by Revd Dr Marcus Braybrooke

Religion All in the Mind by Martin Gienke

One World by Paul Kenyon

The Brahmo Samaj and liberal Hinduism by Rev Kate Dean

On Agreeing - But Not Quite - with Adam Gopnik's Liberal Credo by Revd Frank Walker

'Elargissez Dieu' by Dr Kate Tunstall

'Everybody needs beauty as well as bread'' by Martyn Agass

The Gift of Contemplative Prayer by Revd David Darling

Standing on the Side of Love by Dr Claire MacDonald

Impressionist Theology by Revd Canon Brian Mountford.

Heroes: Men, Women and Children too by Dr Claire MacDonald

Some Matters of Life and Death by Steve Hodges

Ringing the Changes by Dr Claire MacDonald

The Hunger to Belong by Claire McDonald

Living the Authentic Life by Dr Claire MacDonald

Evolution Made Me Do It by Eileen Jacob

No Unitarian Church by Alan Rushton

Accepting the Things We Cannot Change by Sheila Bond

Two Ears, One Mouth by Dr Jane Russell

Shell Shock and the Somme by Martyn Aggas

Are Our Conflicts Really Necessary by Revd Frank Walker

Where's The Emotion by Steve Hodges

Come to a Quiet Place with Me by Tristan Jovanovic

Religion as Community by Alan Ruston.

Food and Faith by Eileen Jacob .

Some Thoughts On Diversity and Uniqueness by Steve Hodges.

The Big Question a sermon by Rev David Usher

Death and Resurrection a sermon by Laura Hodges

But Some Doubted a sermon by the Right Revd John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford

How Free is Free Will? a sermon by David Darling

The Holy Void a sermon by the Rev. Phillip Hewett

The Mystery Experience a service led by Laura Hodges

In The Name Of All That Is Holy… address by Rev. Dr. Patrick T. O'Neill

The Life and Work of Anna Barbauld - address by Howard Oliver

Growth Through Reflection: Keeping a Spiritual Journal - address by David Darling

An Introduction to Taoism - address by Yvonne Aburrow

Helping the Dying - How far can we go? - address by Revd. Frank Walker

Henry David Thoreau: Prophet of Simplicity address by Sue Woolley

Barbarians, Barriers and Beyond address by Matthew Smith

'I Have Received a Burning Kiss from God' - address by Revd Botond Koppandi

'Sermon on the Society of Free Catholics' - address by Jim Corrigall

'Hope - a sermon for Easter Sunday' - by Martyn Agass

'Religion and Politics' - address by David Hughes

'True Simplicity' - address by John Toye

'A Controversial 18th-Century Unitarian' - address by Dr Howard Oliver

'Wonders of the Universe' - address by David Hughes

'Our Suffering World' - address by Nicolas Morrice

'Benedict's Message for Today' A sermon preached by David Darling

'BLINDSIGHT' by Dr Jacqueline Woodman, Chair of the Chapel Society

'Morning has broken': celebrating the moment by Dr Martyn Agass

Do 'The Greens' Have Soul? by Dominic Scholfield

Yes We Can: Working For The Dream by Revd Richard Boeke

Rabindranath Tagore by Leo Bowder

May Peace Prevail on Earth by Revd Dr Marcus Braybrooke

Whither the Coalition? by Neville Kenyon

Frances Power Cobbe: A Woman of Conviction by Catherine Robinson

Humour in Religion by Dominic Scholfield

Transitive or Intransitive Worship? by Revd David Usher ui