Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 930 sermons in the archive.


Monday 12th March 2018

Compline Address 4 – Rejoice in the Lord! - The Reverend Jane Craw, Team Vicar

That I may gain Christ and be found in him. [3.1 – 4.1]: preached by The Reverend Jane Craw, Team Vicar, on Monday 12th March 2018   This evening’s talk includes a warning, a C.V., a race, an example and a blessing all wrapped up in joy, the hallmark of…


Monday 5th March 2018

Compline Address 3 – Rejoice in the Lord! - The Reverend Jono Tregale, Team Vicar

Humility – the Way of the Cross [2.1 – 18]: preached by The Reverend Jono Tregale, Team Vicar, on Monday 5th March 2018   As we have journeyed through Lent this year we have been exploring the Epistle of St Paul to the Philippians and tonight we come to its…


Sunday 4th March 2018

The anger and the love - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 4 March 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   I have been thinking about the anger of God in the light of this morning’s Gospel [John 2.13-22] which has Jesus going into the Temple and, with a whip…


Monday 26th February 2018

Compline Address 2 – Rejoice in the Lord! - The Reverend Sister Ann-Marie Stuart FJ

‘What does it matter? [1.12-30]: preached by The Reverend Sister Ann-Marie Stuart FJ on Monday 26 February 2018   ‘What does it matter? Just this, that Christ is proclaimed in every way!’ [118a] The early Christian church was a hugely inclusive community, and none revealed this better than the church…


Sunday 25th February 2018

The Challenge of Discipleship - The Reverend Jane Craw, Team Vicar

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday February 25 2018 by The Reverend Jane Craw.   Today’s Gospel [Mark 8.31-end] is one of those passages with which we are all familiar. Pared down, I think we are left with three main points: discipleship, what it means…


Monday 19th February 2018

Compline Address 1 – Rejoice in the Lord! - Team Rector, Canon Eric Woods

From slave Paul to the saints at Philippi [1.1-11]: preached by Canon Eric Woods, Team Rector, on Monday 19 February 2018   “Here beginneth the first chapter of the Epistle of Saint Paul the Apostle to the Philippians” is how I might introduce the passage I have just read at…


Sunday 18th February 2018

Temptations in the Wilderness - Canon William Cave-Brown-Cave

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 18 February 2018 by Canon William Cave-Brown-Cave   My wife and I have a problem. We live in a flat. One of the advantages of our home is its view across the roof-tops of Sherborne. One of its disadvantages is that…

Take up thy cross, the Saviour said - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 18 February 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   On 6 December 1928 an American medical practitioner, Dr. Clarence Hemingway, spent the morning at his office, then entered his home in Oak Park, Illinois, for lunch. He burned…


Wednesday 14th February 2018

Dust and reconciliation - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

A sermon for the Eucharist on Ash Wednesday, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Wednesday 14th February 2018 by the Revd Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar   At the beginning of our service this evening I, as president, invited you all to share in the Lenten journey; by self-examination and repentance; by prayer,…


Sunday 4th February 2018

Eyes to see - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 4 February 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   As you know, Sandra and I returned last Sunday from my annual “busman’s holiday” – a cruise chaplaincy, this time to West Africa. It was, to say the least,…