Sermons from Sherborne

We are pleased to provide here an archive of sermons preached in Sherborne since 2004.

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There are 883 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 16th July 2017

We are love-creatures - The Reverend Sister Ann-Marie Stuart FJ

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey preached by The Reverend Sister Ann-Marie Stuart FJ on Sunday 16 July 2017 I was reading a contemporary book on Spirituality the other day when the following remarks jumped off the page at me. They go like this: ‘We all want to belong to…


Sunday 2nd July 2017

God’s Risk: the Offering of Isaac - The Reverend Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

A sermon preached at Mattins in Castleton Church on Sunday 2nd July 2017 by Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes.                                         The account in Genesis [22: 1-14] of the near-sacrifice of Isaac by his father Abraham is one of the most dramatic of all biblical narratives. Its slow pace, as the journey towards seeming death…

The hospitality of strangers - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie

The hospitality of strangers: a sermon for the Parish Eucharist preached in Sherborne Abbey on the occasion of the patronal festival, Sunday 2nd July 2017 by the Revd Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar   Over these last few weeks we have experienced, mostly through our television screens some of the most…


Thursday 25th May 2017

God Triumphant - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist on Ascension Day, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Thursday May 25th 2017 by the Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar I suspect that many of you enjoy a good novel. Some of you may enjoy the style of Dan Brown or Jeffrey Archer. They have the…


Sunday 14th May 2017

Easter is always - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon preached at the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods, on Sunday 14 May 2017 Someone wrote a letter to me the other day that began, “Now that Easter is well and truly over…” – and I nearly put it in the bin there and…


Sunday 30th April 2017

Their eyes were opened - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon preached at the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 30 April 2017 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods “We do not know what happened when Jesus rose from the dead; that is God’s secret. We do not know, that is, what happened to him, what change he underwent,…


Sunday 16th April 2017

Take life! - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Festal Mattins on Easter Day 2017, preached at Sherborne Abbey by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods The Venerable Bede, the first great historian of the English Church and People, who died in the year 735, is always rather short-changed here at Sherborne. You see, he shares a…


Monday 3rd April 2017

Faith Works: Compline Address 5 - Team Rector, Canon Eric Woods

Faith works: Compline addresses preached during Lent 2017 to accompany the Sherborne Churches Together Ecumenical Study Groups exploring the Epistle of St James.   James 4.11 – 5.20: preached on the 3rd April by the Team Rector, Canon Eric Woods An ancient Christian legend tells of three brothers who lived with their…


Sunday 2nd April 2017

I am the Resurrection - Team Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist on Passion Sunday, 2 April 2017, preached in Sherborne Abbey by the Team Rector, Canon Eric Woods The story of the raising of Lazarus which we heard read just now [John 11. 1-45] has been called an ‘enacted parable’, and so it is. Jesus tells…

The Inauguration of the Sherborne Team Ministry - Bishop of Sherborne, The Rt. Revd. Karen Gorham

A sermon preached at Evensong at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 2 April 2017 by the Bishop of Sherborne, The Rt. Revd. Karen Gorham   It is good to be here tonight as we celebrate the new Sherborne Team and together rededicate ourselves as disciples of Jesus Christ. Tonight marks a new…