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The Feast of Saint Matthew


Matthew the Apostle, detail of mosaic from facade of the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral, Bucharest, Europe

Matthew the Apostle, detail of mosaic from facade of the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral, Bucharest, Europe

Last Sunday was the feast of Saint Matthew. At St John’s we had a presentation on the state of our finances, so I preached a very short sermon. However, the priest I live with was taking the service at one of the other churches in our team. so here is what Mother Anne-Marie said.

Matthew 9.9-13

Which do you think are the least trusted professions in the United Kingdom?  (And personally it is a bit of relief to me that that still includes Scotland?) The least trusted professions? Well a recent survey in the Daily Telegraph put politicians and journalists at the bottom – no doubt based on recent experiences. Third from bottom was bankers, sixth from bottom civil servants and seventh from bottom accountants. It will be no surprise that estate agents and builders were also amongst the top ten least trusted. Apologies to you if one of these is or was your profession! It’s a survey, not me saying this. Continue reading