Colet: A 1944 Sermon

The images below show the text of a sermon delivered by the late Reverend Canon Ernest Marsh, then Vicar of St Lawrence as the first of a series in 1944. These sermons have kindly been made available by Canon Marsh's son. It might be good to put them in more readable transcript form in future, but Canon Marsh wrote very legibly and the following is worth a read! Canon Marsh - who led St Lawrence through the Second World War years - introduced, amongst other things, the 'English altar' still in constant use, and our English Hymnals. He was not one for altar bells but habitually wore a biretta. A little more biography will follow in future.

An active Church of England church in York, between the busy University of York campus and the ancient city walls – serving the Parish of St Lawrence -with-St Nicholas with Christian prayer, worship, fellowship, hospitality, and charity.