All Saints’ Centenary – June 10th 2012

JESUS IS HERE! Sermon preached at High Mass to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the laying of the Foundation Stone of All Saints’ Church, San Diego by the Rector Emeritus, Fr Tony Noble Sunday June 10th 2012 Ephesians 2:19-20  “So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the […]

30th anniversary of ordination

30 YEARS A PRIEST           SERMON PREACHED BY FR. TONY NOBLE ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2nd 2010                                                    In Australia there is a chocolate bar (which of course I would know) which is full of Brazil nuts. It’s called, surprisingly, a Brazil nut bar.   The English have a chocolate without nuts called a Mars bar.   […]

parish annual report – Jan 25, 2009

  Introduction the the RECTOR’S ANNUAL REPORT – Parish Annual Meeting 2009 I want to begin this year’s report by quoting excerpts from a letter I received last year. It was from one of our parishioners who had moved from San Diego, and had been looking for a local Episcopal Church.     “I always […]

My First Sermon at All Saints’

Sermon for Sunday October 5th 2003 At All Saints’ Church, San Diego   Genesis 28.17:  “Jacob said ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the gate of heaven’.”   I chose this text because it is about Jacob going on a journey. And I have been on a journey. And here, At […]

Final Sermon at St Marks

FINAL SERMON PREACHED BY FR TONY NOBLE At  St Mark’s, Fitzroy – Sunday September 28,  2003   On this date 19 years ago, though it was a Friday – at 3pm I knocked on the door of the Vicarage. I had arrived to be interviewed by the Incumbency Committee. It had been fairly easy to […]

150 Years of St Marks!

Sermon preached by Fr. Tony Noble On the 150th Anniversary of St Mark’s 1st July, 2003   2 Chronicles 6.2:       “Because of the cloud, the priests could no long perform  their duties.”   Well, Archbishop, I can reassure you that would never be the case here!   Thirty years ago at 2.30 pm on Sunday […]