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St. John’s has a strong commitment to preaching. Below are sound recordings of sermons delivered during our worship.

Recent Sermons 

Second Sunday after Christmas: A Tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu Sermon 2 January 2022 Keiron Jones

First Sunday after Christmas: Growing in wisdom and favour Sermon 26 December 2021 Peter French

Christmas Message from the Assistant Curate Keiron Jones

Christmas Message from the Vicar Peter French

Fourth Sunday in Advent: Mary and Elizabeth – strong and tender Sermon 19 December 2021 Keiron Jones

Third Sunday in Advent: Living out our baptism Sermon 12 December 2021 Peter French

Second Sunday in Advent: Baptisms, wilderness, and John pointing forward Sermon 5 December 2021 Keiron Jones

First Sunday in Advent: Look back, look around, look forward Sermon 28 November 2021 Keiron Jones

Christ the King: A subversive king Sermon 21 November 2021 Keiron Jones

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost: The permanence of God Sermon 14 November 2021 Peter French

All Saints’ Day / Remembrance Day: Why do we remember? Sermon 7 November 2021 Keiron Jones

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost: Give to God what is God’s Sermon 31 October 2021 Peter French

Feast of All Souls Sermon 28 October 2021 Peter French

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost: To guard and serve creation Sermon 24 October 2021 Keiron Jones

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost: Leading in the way of Jesus Sermon 17 October 2021 Peter French

Study of the Trinity Week 3 Dr Scott Kirkland

Study of the Trinity Week 2 (Week 1 not recorded) Dr Scott Kirkland

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: And he wandered away… Sermon 10 October 2021 Keiron Jones

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: the beauty and coherence of Christ Sermon 3 October 2021 Keiron Jones

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Saying ‘yes’…and ‘no’… Sermon 26 September 2021 Peter French

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: Which economy? Sermon 19 September 2021 Keiron Jones

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Who do you say that I am? Sermon 12 September 2021 Peter French

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Our little family of 8 billion Sermon 5 September 2021 Keiron Jones

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Being truly religious people Sermon 29 August 2021 Peter French

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: The substance of all things Sermon 22 August 2021 Scott Kirkland

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Feeding and abiding Sermon 15 August 2021 Keiron Jones

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: A father’s love Sermon 8 August 2021 Peter French

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: The Scriptures read us Sermon at 8am Service 1 August 2021 Peter French

Confirmation Service: Sermon by The Rt. Revd Genieve Blackwell, Bishop of Marmingatha Episcopate 1 August 2021

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: Nothing is lost to God Sermon 25 July 2021 Peter French

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: Preparing Candidates for Confirmation Sermon 18 July 2021 Keiron Jones

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: Banquets of life Sermon 11 July 2021 Peter French

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Home and Away Sermon 4 July 2021 Keiron Jones

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: Touch and healing Sermon 27 June 2021 Peter French

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Jesus, Jonah, and God’s grace Sermon 20 June 2021 Scott Kirkland

Third Sunday after Pentecost: The kingdom of God for good Sermon 13 June 2021 Keiron Jones

Second Sunday after Pentecost: Doing the will of God Sermon 6 June 2021 Peter French

Trinity Sunday: All are invited to the table Sermon 30 May 2021 Keiron Jones

Pentecost: People of Peace Sermon 23 May 2021 Peter French

Seventh Sunday of Easter: Christ’s Ascension and passing the baton Sermon 16 May 2021 Keiron Jones

Sixth Sunday of Easter: Chosen, Loved, Loving Sermon 9 May 2021 Peter French

Fifth Sunday of Easter: Vines and branches Sermon 2 May 2021 Keiron Jones

Fourth Sunday of Easter: Anzac Day Sermon 25 April 2021 Peter French

Third Sunday of Easter: a reflection on the Psalms Sermon 18 April 2021 Keiron Jones

Second Sunday of Easter: Faithful, Insightful Thomas Sermon 11 April 2021 Peter French

Easter Sunday: All our lives rest in the hands of God Sermon 4 April 2021 Peter French

Good Friday: Hands that comforted are hands that are nailed Sermon 2 April 2021 Peter French

Maundy Thursday: God washes feet Sermon 1 April 2021 Keiron Jones

Palm Sunday: Parades and choices Sermon 28 March 2021 Keiron Jones

Fifth Sunday in Lent: The hour has come Sermon 21 March 2021 Keiron Jones

Fourth Sunday in Lent: Snakes and crosses Sermon 14 March 2021 The Revd Dr. Robyn Whitaker

Third Sunday in Lent: Disrupting the flow of business Sermon 7 March 2021 Keiron Jones

Second Sunday in Lent: The call of God in our lives Sermon 28 February 2021 Peter French

First Sunday in Lent: Pray, Fast, Give Sermon 21 February 2021 Keiron Jones

Last Sunday of Epiphany – Transfiguration: The Whole of Christ Sermon 14 February 2021 Peter French

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany: Subversive healing Sermon 7 February 2021 Keiron Jones

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany: Confronting evil Sermon 31 January 2021 Peter French

Third Sunday after Epiphany: Being held Sermon 24 January 2021 Keiron Jones

Second Sunday after Epiphany: ‘Come and see!’ Sermon 17 January 2021 Keiron Jones

Baptism of our Lord: Good and Beloved Sermon 10 January 2021 Peter French

Feast of the Epiphany: Magi, Christ child, gifts Sermon 3 January 2021 Keiron Jones


Guest Preachers for 2019

Sunday 17 March, 8am & 10am, Debra Saffrey-Collins, General Manager, Chaplaincy and Diocesan Partnerships for The Brotherhood of St. Laurence [Click Here]

Sunday 26 May, 8am & 10am, The Revd Dr Robert (Bob) Derrenbacker, Dean of Trinity College Theological School

Sunday 21 July, 8am & 10am, The Revd Dr J.T. Hollis (Fr Turi), Vicar of Christ Church St. Kilda, representing “The Little St. Kilda Mission” & Community Centre [Click Here to Listen]

Sunday 8 September, 8am & 10am, The Revd Rob Ferguson, Senior Chaplain Anglicare Criminal Justice Ministry

Sunday 20 October, 8am & 10am, Bron Davis-Jones, Volunteer Manager for The Richmond Churches Food Centre [to listen, click -> Feeding people]