Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 901 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 12th November 2017

For Remembrance Sunday 2017 - Major General Robert Corbett, KCVO, CB

A sermon preached at the Service of Remembrance at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 12 November 2017 by Major General Robert Corbett, KCVO, CB I was a soldier — I went to the Guards Depot at Caterham as an 18 year old Recruit for the Irish Guards straight from school, wet behind…


Sunday 5th November 2017

The Truimph of God’s Will and of His Love - Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 5 November by Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes   And behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it.   (Daniel 7:7) Well,…


Sunday 29th October 2017

All - The Archdeacon of Wiltshire, The Venerable Dr Sue Groom

A sermon for Bible Sunday, preached at the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey on 29 October 2017 by the Archdeacon of Wiltshire, The Venerable Dr Sue Groom   ‘ALL’. It’s such a little word, isn’t it? Only three letters: ALL: ‘all.’ Not some, not a portion, not a little bit, not…


Sunday 22nd October 2017

Publicans and sinners - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong at the Abbey, preached on Sunday 22 October 2017 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   John doesn’t mention them at all in his Gospel. Mark gives us a glimpse of their social standing, or lack of it. Matthew was one. Luke seems almost to organise his…

Born to fly! - Canon Tim Biles

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 22 October 2017 by Canon Tim Biles   We all heard in the gospel story [Matthew 22. 15-22], the pressure mounting on Jesus. The Pharisees were out to trap him. It’s a well-known story: we are all familiar…


Sunday 1st October 2017

Onward, Christian soldiers! - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Mattins at Castleton Church, and for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 1 October 2017 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods Most years, if I am preaching around the 29th September, I have a little moan that (unless it occurs on a Sunday) the Feast of…


Sunday 24th September 2017

A mixed harvest - Mr Anthony Lumby

A sermon for Harvest Festival Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 24 September 2017 by Mr Anthony Lumby I would like to use the next few minutes To highlight the work of the Farming Community Network and the problems faced by many farmers in Dorset and elsewhere To look briefly…


Sunday 17th September 2017

Forgive us our trespasses - The Reverend Christopher Huitson

A sermon for Mattins at Castleton Church, preached on Sunday 17 September 2017 by The Reverend Christopher Huitson I am reading a book about Cnut, the Danish king of this country in the early 11 century and a precursor of William the Conqueror as an invader from abroad. The early…

To be a pilgrim - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Sherborne School, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 17 September 2017 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods Last Thursday a group of pilgrims from one of the churches in my benefice – St James the Great at Longburton – attended Mass at the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela…


Sunday 3rd September 2017

If your enemies are hungry, feed them - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 3 September 2017 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods My first training in public speaking began early, when the Head of English at school told me he wanted me to be the main speaker in one of the teams…