Listen again to Sunday Sermons at St Francis 

(Please note that from Advent Sunday 2020 our services have been videoed,
and are available on our Service Packs & Downloads Page.)

Sunday Sermons Autumn 2020

Mike Stear 18th october

      Exodus 33:12-23

Martin Blackmore

      The Caananite Woman

Martin Blackmore 11th October

      The wedding banquet

Sunday Sermons Summer 2019

Sunday 29th September Ruth Peers

      Putting Faith into action outside the Fellowship

Sunday 22nd September Martin Blackmore

      Encouraging the growth of faith in others

Sunday 15th September Martin White

      'Supporting each other'

Sunday 8th September Andrew Mills

      Worshipping Together

Sunday 1st September ‘Moving on’

      190901_000 - Lorraine Dobbins

Sunday 25th August

      Jesus speaks to us as individuals - Martn Blackmore





Sunday 18th August

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Sunday 11th of August

      Christian Assurance - Andrew Mills

Sunday 4th of August

      God is faithful: Our story with Him - Ruth Peers

Sunday 28th July 2019

      A Royal Priesthood ready for Harvest - Tony King


Sunday 21st July 2019

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Sunday 14th of July 2019: Parable of the Good Samaritan

      Do we love our neighbours as ourselves? - Lorraine Dobbins


Sunday 7th of July 2019

      Forgiveness - Martin Peers



Series based on ‘The Prayer Course’

30-6-19 Week 8

      Prayer as Spiritual Warfare - Ruth Peers

23-6-19 Week 7

      Listening to God - Lorraine Dobbins

16-6-19 Week 6

      Contemplative Prayer - Martin White

9-6-19 Pentecost All Age

2-6-19 Week 5

      Unanswered Prayer - Andrew Mills

26-5-19 Week 4


19-5-19 Week 3

      Petition - Lorraine Dobbins

12-5-19 Week 2

      Adoration - Lorraine Dobbins

5-5-19 Week 1

      Why Pray? - Ruth Peers

Great prayers in the Bible 

7-4-19 Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian believers  Ephesians 1:15-23; 3:14-21

      Pray for spiritual empowerment - Andrew Mills

31-3-19 Jesus’ prayer of submission at Gethsemane  Luke 22:39-46

      Praying through pain and suffering - Lorraine Dobbins

24-3-19 Guest preacher from India

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17-3-19 Nehemiah’s prayer for success Nehemiah 1:1-2:9

      Pray boldly - Martin Blackmore

10-3-19 Daniel’s confession on behalf of the people Daniel 9:1-19

      Being real about our sin - Lorraine Dobbins

3-3-19 David’s Psalm of surrender Psalm 139

      What do you want God to do for you? - Andrew Mills

24-2-19 Hezekiah prays for deliverance and healing 2 Kings 19:14-19 & 20 1-7

      Prayer in duress and stress - Lorraine Dobbins

17-2-19 David’s prayer at the end of life 1 Chronicles 9:1-20

      David prepares the way for his son Solomon - Martin Blackmore

10-2-19 David’s prayer for Pardon and confession of Sin Psalm 51

      Praying to restore our relationship with God - Ada Whitock

3-2-19 Abraham’s Prayer for Sodom Genesis 18:16-33

      Praying boldly with perseverance - Lorraine Dobbins

27-1-19: Moses’ Prayer for Israel in the Wilderness Exodus 32:9-14

      Does prayer change anything? - Andrew Mills

20-1-19: The Lord’s prayer: Matthew 6:5-15

      More than a prayer a framework for life with God - Lorraine Dobbins


Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians – Relating to All Things in Christ

25-11-18 Being Strong in Christ Ephesians 6:10-20

      A Protected Church - Ruth Peers

18-11-18 Life as a teachable moment Ephesians 4:25-5:2

      Walking and Living in the Love Christ - Lorraine Dobbins

Special Sunday 11-11-18 Remembrance Sunday Psalm 91 & John 19:1-6

      Remembering Sacrifice - Martin Blackmore

4-11-18 Strength rises when we wait on God Ephesians 4:1-25

      A Mature Church - The Body of Christ - Andrew Mills

28-10-18 His makes us beautiful Ephesians 3:14-21

      God's Love and Power in us through Christ - Lorraine Dobbins

21-10-18 You belong Ephesians 2:11-22

      Together in the Peace of Christ - Ruth Peers

14-10-18  When we know who we are, we can make a difference in Christ Ephesians 1:1-14

      Chosen in Christ - Lorraine Dobbins

Sermons from July to September 2018 are based on readings from the Revised Common Lectionary 

30-9-18 The Bible our Guide for life Isaiah 53:1-12 ; 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5

      The Bible it's credibility and authority - Martin Blackmore

23.9.18 Godly wisdom verses Earthly wisdom James 3:12-4-end

      Godly wisdom - Lorraine Dobbins

16.9.18 Being willing for the spotlight of Christ’s light to shine on our lives James 3:1-12

      James teaching on the dangers of the tongue - Andrew Mills

9.9.18 Seeing people as Jesus sees them James 2:1-17; Mark 7:24-37

      Favouritism leading to dishonour - Lorraine

2.9.18 Song of Songs 2:8-13

      Trust me; it's time to come with me - Ruth Peers

25.8.18 What does Communion mean to you? Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69

      Jesus said 'I am the bread of life' - Andrew Mills

19.8.18 Ephesians 5:15-20

      From Frisbees, beer and football to God's provision - Tony King

12.8.18 Only Jesus can satisfy Ephesians 2; John 6:25-end

      I am the bread of life - Lorraine

5.8.18 Don’t dilly dally as you walk the way of Jesus  Ephesians 4:1-18; John 6:22-25

      Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ - Andrew Mills

29.7.18 Bring your troubles to Jesus 2 Samuel 11:2-15; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21 

      Bringing difficult problems to Jesus - Martin Blackmore



At time to build -Nehemiah

Discovering Kingdom principles within Nehemiah to build our faith, our Church and God’s Kingdom in the world.

22-7-18 Only love can move us to where God wants us to be Nehemiah 13

      Nehemiah returns to find that the people have lost their way again! - Lorraine Dobbins

15-7-18 Praise and Worship makes things happen Nehemiah 11-12

      The people worshipped - Ruth Peers

8-7-18 We can’t make it without Jesus Nehemiah 10

      The people resolve to be righteous - Lorraine Dobbins

1-7-18 When we confess God is merciful Nehemiah 9

      Great is his faithfulness - Andrew Mills

24-6-18 We need the Bible Nehemiah 8

      The people needed God's Word - Ruth Peers

17-6-18 Responding to personal attack the Lord’s way’ Nehemiah 6

      Personal opposition - Lorraine Dobbins

10-6-18 ‘ Being Godly in conflict’ Nehemiah 5:1-19

      Opposition within the people of God - Martin Blackmore

3-6-18 ‘Living in God’s protection’ Nehemiah Chapter 4:1-20

      Enemies within and without - Andrew Mills

27-5-18 ‘Facing reality with the Lord’ Nehemiah Chapter 2:11-32

      Examining our brokeness to be built up - Lorraine Dobbins

13-5-18 ‘Faith into action’ Nehemiah Chapter 2:1-16

      Nehemiah the context and the call - Andrew Mills

6-5-18 ‘God called Ezra and Nehemiah and God calls us’ Nehemiah Chapter 1

      The call to build and being in position to build - Lorraine Dobbins


RCL (Lectionary) readings for sermons Easter Season

29-4-18 ‘How radical do we love?’ 1 John 4:7-21 & John 15:1-8

      Love is his way, love is our call - Ruth Peers

15-4-18 ‘We can only see it when we have lived it’ 1 John 3:1-7 & Luke 24:36-48

      Jesus reveals the scriptures following the resurrection - Martin Blackmore

8-4-18 ‘We are Christ’s messengers’ Acts 4:32-35 & John 20:19-31

      Carriers of the Good News - Andrew Mills

Journeying through Lent with Mark’s GospelPray.Serve.Grow

4-3-18 ‘He cares for us all’ Mark 5:21-50

      Placing our faith in the one who has all authority - Lorraine Dobbins

25-2-18 ‘Are you blinded by judgement?’ Mark 2:23-3:6

      Sabbath rules - Ruth Peers

18-2-18 ‘He heals us from the inside out’ Mark 2:1-2

      Through the roof! - Lorraine Dobbins



RCL (Lectionary) readings for sermons from 12-11-17 until 4-2-18

4-2-18 ‘Soar, run and walk through adversity’ Isaiah 40

      Turning to hope - Lorraine Dobbins

28 -1-18 ‘Authority through Christ’  Mark 1:21-28

      There is power in Jesus' name - Martin Blackmore

21-1-18 ‘It is amazing what God can do through us when we’re obedient’ Jonah

      Jonah - Lorraine Dobbins

14-1-18 Listening ears 1 Samuel 3:1-10, Psalm 139, John 1:43-51

      Jesus is calling - Tony King

7-1-18 Repent, believe, receive and live Acts 19:1-7, Mark 1:1-11

      The Baptism of Jesus - Lorraine Dobbins

31-12-17 Standing tall for the year ahead Isaiah 61:1-62:3

      Oaks of righteousness - Ruth Peers

3-12-17 You better watch out!  Mark 13:24-37

      Advent 1 - Martin Blackmore

26-11-17 Complete Surrender  Mark 25:31-46

      Christ the King - Lorraine Dobbins

19-11-17 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

      Encourage one another - Ruth Peers

12-11-17 Living memorials of God’s grace

      Remembrance - Andrew Mills



Ripe for inner growth sermon series focusing on things that hinder our inner growth in Christ and things which set us free to flourish.

5-11-17 Discovering the treasure

      Loving God with your all - Lorraine Dobbins

29-10-18 World view or Kingdom view

      A new way of thinking - Martin Blackmore

22-10-17  Not in our own strength

      Help is at hand - Andrew Mills

8-10-17 Forgiving yourself

      Let guilt go - Martin Blackmore

1-10-17  Forgiveness and Reconciliation

      Ditch the baggage - Lorraine Dobbins

24-9-17  Feeding on the word


17-9-17  Identity in Christ

      In the World but not of the World - Lorraine Dobbins