Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 879 sermons in the archive.


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…


Monday 27th March 2017

Faith Works: Compline Address 4 - The Reverend Sister Ann-Marie Stuart

Faith works: Compline addresses preached during Lent 2017 to accompany the Sherborne Churches Together Ecumenical Study Groups exploring the Epistle of St James. James 3.13- 4.10: preached on the 27th March by the Reverend Sister Ann-Marie Stuart. True Wisdom I have never trusted my memory, even as a small child…


Sunday 26th March 2017

Love in the coinage of tears - The Vicar, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong on Mothering Sunday, preached in Sherborne Abbey on 26 March 2017 by the Vicar, Canon Eric Woods I cannot hide the fact that I try to avoid preaching on Mothering Sunday. The only reason I am in the pulpit tonight is that the appointed preacher is unable…

The Whispers of God’s Love - The Reverend Jane Craw

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Mothering Sunday March 26 2017 by the Reverend Jane Craw. As I have looked out of our cottage window over the past couple of weeks, I have been amazed at the transformation in our garden. Although this winter has not…


Monday 20th March 2017

Faith Works: Compline Address 3 - The Reverend Jono Tregale

Compline addresses preached during Lent 2017 to accompany the Sherborne Churches Together Ecumenical Study Groups exploring the Epistle of St James   3.  James 2.14-3.12: preached on 20 March 2017 by The Reverend Jono Tregale   As we have journeyed through Lent this year we have been exploring the Epistle…