Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 904 sermons in the archive.


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…


Sunday 27th August 2017

Upon this rock - The Rector of Sherborne, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Morning Service at Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, preached on Sunday 27 August 2017 by the Rector of Sherborne, Canon Eric Woods   I suppose my favourite Apostle – if one is allowed to have favourites – is St Peter. There’s nothing original about that choice: countless Christians down…

No-one can come to Christ except by gift of the Father - The Reverend Guntars Reboks, Assistant Curate

A sermon for Evensong preached on Sunday 27 August 2017 by The Reverend Guntars Reboks, Assistant Curate   “Faith”. What is faith? Sometimes we use the word “faith” and mean by it a religious system, a religion: the Muslim faith, Buddhist faith, Jewish faith and so on. Let me make clear…


Sunday 20th August 2017

Acknowledging our prejudices - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 20 August 2017 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods Back in 1986, commercial television ran a black and white advertisement for The Guardian newspaper. It showed a skinhead charging down a street towards a much older man with a…

Today’s myths - The Reverend Guntars Reboks, Assistant Curate

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 20 August 2017 by The Reverend Guntars Reboks, Assistant Curate   When people today refer to a “myth”, they would say that a myth is something that is not true, or even a lie. But a myth simply conveys the truth…


Sunday 13th August 2017

The crowd - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 13 August 2017 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods The appointed second lesson for this evening, Acts 14. 8-20, contains just one account amongst many of the role of the crowd in the history of Jesus in the Gospels and then…


Sunday 6th August 2017

The Glory of the Lord - Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 6 August 2017 by Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes When Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone [Ex. 34: 30]. Moses has been communing with God on Mount Sinai for forty days, and receiving the…


Sunday 23rd July 2017

Two types of courage - The Reverend Richard Wyld, Assistant Curate

A sermon for Evensong, preached at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday July 23rd 2017 by The Reverend Richard Wyld, Assistant Curate The encounter between Nathan and David described in our first reading (2 Samuel 12.1-23), is perhaps one of the most dramatic confrontations in the Old Testament, and it shows us two…