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Sophie Cook: Not today. How I chose life. 31 March 2019

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Sermons at The Village MCC

Sermons at MCC are in a variety of formats, from traditional teachings to interviews, poetry and song. Many sermons are given by Rev. Michael Hydes or Rev. Peta Evans, but often there will be a guest preacher from the wider LGBT community, another church or religious organisation, and sometimes by other members of The Village.

All our sermons are recorded and uploaded to this website. The list on the right of this page shows the most recent sermons or you can visit here for a complete list.

Newsletter April 2018

The festival is over. Easter is behind us. There’s now a welcome lull in my church life until July and August when Trans Pride and Pride will be here. I’m looking forward to supporting the Accessibility Matters team at Pride on the Saturday and Sunday. I’m looking forward to the season’s…

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Newsletter March 2018

This Easter Sunday we are taking a special collection for the work of the Global Justice Institute. I thought you might like to see some of the things your money helped accomplish last year, and what we hope to accomplish this year. Last year, your generous Easter Offerings empowered the…

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Newsletter 28 Oct 2017

Chris and I were away for a few days last month. Alas, it wasn’t the break we’d hoped for and we returned needing a holiday! However, there’s been lots that’s good happening at the church and I can certainly attest to the saying ‘there’s no place like home’. Our music sermon…

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May Newsletter

It’s been a while since I sent out a newsletter so there’s a lot here. There are some beautifully written poignant prayers from MCC that speak to the heart. There are newsletters about Pride events this year, and a very special one for survivors of sexual abuse facilitated by Stephen…

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So much been going on!

It’s been a while since my last message and a lot has happened. The B Right On festival went well and I was so proud to be a part of The Village MCC serving our community in Brighton and Hove. Then as the festival closed we moved into Women’s History…

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Soul Safari days organised by The Village MCC

During February Brighton and Hove are celebrating LGBT history month. This year it’s special because it’s 50 years ago this year that homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK. We ar celebrating with a series of events in the Phil Starr Pavilion, to be set in the New Steine gardens. It’s…

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I can’t believe it’s 2017 already!

I can’t believe it’s 2017 already! Looking back over 2016 it’s been a good year, although much of it was hard work simply because I’ve been struggling with my health. Thank you to all the board members and volunteers who helped so much and in so many ways; especially Anne,…

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