Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 952 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 23rd September 2018

“Who can find a good wife?” Proverbs 31.10 - The Reverend Christopher Huitson

A sermon preached at Castleton Church on Sunday 23 September 2018 by The Reverend Christopher Huitson   A church notice, not I hasten to add in this church, ran as follows: “Mothers’ Union sale of unwanted items. Please bring your husbands.” Or how about: Eve was so jealous of Adam…


Sunday 16th September 2018

Take up the Cross – the way to follow Jesus - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey

The source of the river Jordan is one of the most beautiful and dramatic places on Earth. We know it as Caesarea Philippi: the place where Jesus asked his disciples about his identity. The story that we heard just now comes halfway through Mark’s Gospel, the first one to be…


Sunday 2nd September 2018

Cups, pots and kettles - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 2 September 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   I guess that all of us who think we still have some travelling days in us have our wish lists. For example, I have no desire whatsoever to visit…

Law and the heart – the teaching of Jesus - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

A sermon for Mattins at Castleton Church, preached on Sunday 2 September 2018 by the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest   Today’s Second Lesson [Mark 7.1-8, 14-15, 21-23] deals with the question of rules and regulations. These verses in Mark’s Gospel, dealing with purity laws and eating food, are probing subjects…


Sunday 26th August 2018

Holy Days and Holidays - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 26 August 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   In the Church Calendar, this week is a week of saints’ days. Tomorrow is the Feast of St Monica, the mother of St Augustine of Hippo, whose own Feast Day is…


Sunday 19th August 2018

More bread - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist, preached at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 19 August 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   From this morning’s Gospel, the words of Jesus: ‘I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever; and the…


Sunday 12th August 2018

Bread - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 12 August 2018 by the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest   Great Wishford, in the Wylye Valley near Salisbury, has been my home for the last fourteen years. It is a beautiful village, and it attracts many visitors and…


Sunday 5th August 2018

Glory, glory - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Feast of the Transfiguration, preached at the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 5 August 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods.   It is some years since I last turned to Lewis Carroll for my text, so it’s time to do so again. “As…


Sunday 29th July 2018

The spiritual audit - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Holy Communion at Castleton Church, preached on Sunday 29 July 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   To understand a Bible passage, you should always try to read it in context. In today’s Gospel reading, the parable of the dishonest steward [Luke 16:1- 13], the context is…


Sunday 22nd July 2018

Redeeming the past: yours and mine - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong on the feast of St Mary Magdalene, preached in Sherborne Abbey on 22 July 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Today is St. Mary Magdalene’s Day, a day on which we commemorate a woman who had a past but also, at one time in…