St Matthew’s Carver Street Podcast
By St Matthews Carver Street
Vicar - Fr Grant Naylor
St Matthew’s Carver Street Podcast Nov 26, 2023
Christ the King 2023 - Fr Naylor, Vicar
On this the last Sunday before Advent we hear how the kingly reign of Jesus gives us stability and confidence in a world of political and social turmoil.
Remembrance Sunday 2023 - Fr Naylor, Vicar
Fr Naylor preaches on Remembrance Sunday how we remember the devastation of war and how in Christ we can find real and lasting peace.
'The greatest among you shall be your servant' 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
'The souls of the virtuous are in the hand of God' All Souls' Day - Fr Naylor
In this sermon Fr Naylor helps us understand what happens to those who die in the Lord and what we are doing when we pray for them, and how all of this works together to help make us holy and ready to meet God on the Day of His coming in Glory.
'I saw a great multitude no one could number' All Saints' Day - Fr Robert McTeer
The Rev'd Canon Robert McTeer SSC, Vicar of West Auckland delivered this year's All Saints' Day Sermon. He challenges us to take a closer look at the saints in all their vast diversity and strangeness and to recognise that we too have been given unique gifts by which we will help build up the Kingdom of God today.
'I love you Lord my strength' 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop Stephen Race
The Bishop of Beverley visited us on Sunday to administer the Sacraments of Initiation to several candidates. Listen again to his sermon on how Christ gives us strength by his death and resurrection.
"You have shown your faith in action" 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
In this homily Fr Naylor explores how our giving is motivated by the goodness of our generous God, overflowing into our generous lives.
'Invite everyone' 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr Price, Assisting Priest
Fr Price exhorts us to consider how generous God's invitation to us has been, and how we can generously invite others to find a new life in Christ.
'There is no need to worry' 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
St Paul tells the Philippians (and us) that there is 'no need to worry'. But his teaching isn't just sentimental. He gives us tools to help keep us from anxiety and to find peace in the providence and goodness of God.
'The Beauty of Worship in a Dark World' Evensong for St Michael and All Angels - Fr Andrew Sage
Sermon delivered by the Rev'd Canon Andrew Sage at this Evensong and Benediction for St Michael and All Angels in collaboration with the Sheffield branch of the Prayer Book Society.
'Tax collector and prostitutes are entering the Kingdom before you' 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
This week we hear again the challenging parable of the two sons in the vineyard. Which one are we?
'Why be envious because I am generous?' 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
In this Sunday's Gospel we hear the parable of the vineyard owner who pays each worker the same, with no regard to when they started working. How do we respond to a God who is so generous?
St Matthew's Festival Sermon - Bishop Will Hazlewood
Bishop Hazlewood reminds us of the wonderful salvation Jesus offers St Matthew, calling him from his tax collecting, away from all his wealth and privilege to become a disciple. May we respond to Christ's call today!
'How often must I forgive?' 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
In this week's Gospel we hear how we have been forgiven in Christ a debt we could never repay. How does that change how we live now?
'If your brother does something wrong' 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Fr Price, Assisting Priest
In this sermon Fr Price shows us how we are to help fellow Christians who find themselves far from the ways of God. While we are called to help our sisters and brothers who have lapsed it must be done in love, as St Paul tells us that love fulfils all obligations of the Law.
Coffee with Fr - Dr Stuart Barfield
'Take up your cross and follow' 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Fr Price, Assisting Priest
Fr Price exhorts us to take up our cross and follow Jesus without fear because He has risen from the dead. The Cross can save us when nothing else can.
Coffee with Fr - Caroline Fisher
'Who could ever know the mind of the Lord?' 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
In this sermon on Romans 11 Fr Naylor explores the character of God in His Omnipotence and His intimacy, how he is known in Jesus Christ and comes to our help.
Coffee with Fr - Poppy
'A house of prayer of all nations' 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
In this week's challenging Gospel we hear Jesus conversation with a Canaanite woman. What do we make of it, and how should we respond? The time has come now that Jesus has opened the way of salvation to all nations.
Coffee with Fr - Dr Richard Dawidek
'All generations shall call me blessed' Feast of the Assumption - Fr Barley, Vicar of Swinton
Fr Christopher Barley explores with us the role of Mary in the salvation of the world and in our own spiritual lives. He helps us understand that Catholics do not "worship" Mary but simply afford her the same praise the angel gave her:
"Hail Mary full of grace"
'Jesus walks on the water' 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
When Jesus comes to his disciples walking on the water they are terrified. What does it mean that the wind and waves obey him? What about us who languish in our boats battered by the storms today?
Coffee with Fr - Ted Green
'Beholding the unveiled face of God' Feast of the Transfiguration - Fr Naylor, Vicar
On Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration. In this sermon we learn what it means that Jesus revealed His glory on the mountain top, and how he continues to reveal His glory today.
Coffee with Fr - Scott Anderson
'A heart to understand' 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
As we hear again these mysterious parables of Jesus, we are struck that we are asked to give everything up - to surrender it all for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. How can this be anything other than foolishness?
Coffee with Fr - Marie Naylor Fr’s Mam
"There will be weeping and grinding of teeth" 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
In this sermon we hear afresh how the Kingdom of God is like the wheat and the tares, the mustard seed, and the yeast in bread. But listen carefully, because these parables are riddles that turn the world on its head.
Coffee with Fr - Antonia Griffiths
"Freedom and glory as the children of God" 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Fr Price, Assisting Priest
God has sent forth His Word and it does not return to Him empty. God sends forth his Word so that we may come to know ourselves as sinners, and learn to call on Him to help and save.
"Creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God"
Coffee with Fr - Fr Alun Price
"I will give you rest" 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
Jesus Christ invites us who find ourselves weary an burdened with many cares to find rest in Him and learn His way of gentleness. Jesus is especially present to us in the Tabernacle in the Blessed Sacrament in our church. Let us come to Him often with our burdens and joys and find life.
Coffee with Father - David Moore Parliamentary Staffer
"Take up your cross and follow" 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
Sermon preached on the joyful occasion of the 50th anniversary of the marriage of Joyce and Patrick Linskill.
Fr Naylor explores our calling in Christ to take up our cross and to find our lives by losing it for the sake of the Gospel.
Coffee with Fr - Dr Jean Russell
"Jesus will one day make us perfect through his blood" 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Nr Naylor, Vicar
Fr Naylor preaches on Romans 5 and explores what the Scriptures teach about Original Sin and shows us how Jesus has come to take away the curse and make us perfect by His grace.
Coffee with Fr - fr Edward Morrison SSC Parish Priest of Mexborough
"He had compassion on them" 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Fr Naylor, Vicar
In this Sunday's Gospel we hear how Jesus was moved with pity seeing how lost the people were, and he responded by sending out his Disciples to teach and heal. May we learn how to have that compassion in our own lives, and respond with Christ's life-giving Word.
Coffee with Father - Ian Burgess
Corpus Christi - Fr Naylor, Vicar
"As a Priest I get called to do all sorts of funerals but I can honestly say hand on heart the only ones I can be sure of where their true and eternal destination is are the ones who were communicant Christians - for Jesus says in today's Gospel "those who eat and drink my body and blood have eternal life within them"
Sermon for Corpus Christi 2023
Coffee with Father - Stephen Linskill
Trinity Sunday - Fr Naylor, Vicar
Today we are blessed to know God in Three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Let us go deeper into that Trinitarian Life by studying the Scriptures, by deep prayer, and by calling on that Mighty Name into which we have been baptized.
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Pentecost - Fr Naylor, Vicar
On the Day of Pentecost we receive the Holy Spirit into our hearts and lives just as the Hebrews received the Law of God 50 days after their Passover. And now we are united across generations, nations, ethnicities, and languages in sharing one true faith in the God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirt.
Seventh Sunday of Easter - Fr Naylor, Vicar
Fr Naylor explores how Jesus' prayer in John 17 is a pattern for us and an invitation to be united to God through the discipline of prayer. Let us pray earnestly for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as we await the great feast of Pentecost!
1 Peter 4:13-16
Ascension Day - Fr Stephen Anderson
Fr Anderson preached on the Collect from the Book of Common Prayer for Ascension Day. He shared how our spiritual lives, and especially the Liturgy of the Mass, aims at elevating our humanity into the Divine, following where Christ has led and where we will one day dwell forever.
GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
Sixth Sunday of Easter - Fr Price
Fr Price preaches on the power and work of the Holy Spirit to keep us in mind of the great hope we have in Christ, and able to share that hope with a hurting and lost world.
Fr Alun Price has been a joyful addition tot he St Matthew's community since his retirement in 2022 and we are very grateful that he would offer his ministry here.
1 Peter 3:15-18,
Fifth Sunday of Easter (Coronation Weekend) - Fr Naylor, Vicar
Three ordinary things were central on the day of the Coronation. Three ordinary things we share as well. God uses these ordinary things to make us heirs of the Kingdom of God. Let us receive God's gifts and become like Charles who we are meant to be.
Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd) - Fr Wastie, Assisting Priest
Acts 2:14,36-41, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:20-25, John 10:1-10
Fr Wastie exhorts us to follow our Good Shepherd. As His sheep we turn away from our own lives and we trust that He will take us to the promised land where we will know His joy and abundance.