The Things That Matter

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25 Oct 2015. Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill’s Farewell Sermon, “The Things That Matter”. Dr. O’Neill is retiring after 36 years in parish ministry, the last four serving here at Rosslyn Hill. While still a student in theological school, he was advised never to forget that the pulpit is dedicated to ‘the things that matter in life’. All are […]

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Choosing Community

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18 Oct 2015 – Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching “Choosing Community”. This Sunday as we recognize our newest members of the Chapel congregation, we’ll ponder a bit the meaning of community and its importance in one’s life. “Choosing Community” A Sermon by Rev. Dr. Patrick T. O’Neill Delivered at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel in London […]

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The Inconvenience of Religion

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4 Oct 2015  – Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching, The Inconvenience of Religion. As one theologian puts it, ‘Faith is something one believes, while Religion is something one practises.’ Human nature being what it is, of course, there is almost always a gap between the two. Religion includes something more than just the privacy of […]

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Perpetual Migration

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27 Sep 2015. Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching “The Perpetual Migration”. Impossible to watch a newscast these days without seeing reports of pathetic incidents involving the hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking refuge across the world. As people of conscience in the better-off nations struggle to seek reasonable and humane solutions, it is worth considering the ways in which all souls […]

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In Search of Higher Ground

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20 Sep 2015 Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching. In Search of Higher Ground.  After all, how complicated can it be, this unique human invention called a church? Rent a tent, call for a picnic, gather the troops – you’re in business! Just like a circus! Ever wonder why such a quaint place is here, and why so many people […]

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