Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 877 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 12th March 2017

Change for God - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Associate Priest

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 12th March 2017 by the Revd Lesley McCreadie, Associate Priest If you had the opportunity to have a conversation with Jesus, what would you ask him? Many Christians have thought about this scenario many times. A gospel song called…


Monday 6th March 2017

Faith Works – Compline Address 1 - The Reverend Richard Wyld

Faith works: Compline addresses preached during Lent 2017 to accompany the Sherborne Churches Together Ecumenical Study Groups exploring the Epistle of St James   James 1.1-18: preached on 6 March 2017 by The Reverend Dr Richard Wyld   As we begin our series on the letter of James it’s worth…


Sunday 5th March 2017

Temptation - Canon Eric Woods

I have written briefly in today’s Pewsheet about my and Sandra’s time on the Saga Pearl II, on a month-long Caribbean cruise. As I explain there, we worked our passage, I chiefly as Ship’s Chaplain. I took three services each Sunday, the last late in the evening when at last…


Sunday 26th February 2017

Transfiguration - The Reverend Ron Martin

Transfiguration: a sermon preached at the Parish Eucharist on Sunday 26th February by The Reverend Ron Martin, Assistant Curate (and Head of Chaplaincy Services at Dorset County Hospital). 2 Peter 1:16-21. Matthew 17:1-9 The transfiguration could be described as the culminating point of Christ’s public life, just as his baptism…


Sunday 22nd January 2017

The importance of verbs - The Vicar, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 22 January 2017 by the Vicar, Canon Eric Woods The most important words in the Bible are verbs, not nouns. The Bible is less concerned with who someone is than with what that someone is doing. That is true…

Vocation and Invitation - The Reverend Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

A sermon preached at Castleton Church on Sunday 22 January 2017 by The Reverend Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes Jesus saith unto them, “Come and see.”  [John 1: 39] It is a magnificently unassuming invitation: three monosyllables, three everyday words of welcome and openness which transformed the lives of Andrew and his brother Simon…


Sunday 15th January 2017

Unworthy but chosen - The Reverend Ron Martin, Assistant Curate (and Head of Chaplaincy Services at Dorset County Hospital)

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 15 January 2017 by The Reverend Ron Martin, Assistant Curate (and Head of Chaplaincy Services at Dorset County Hospital). Our reading from the Gospel this morning has John the Baptist declaring of Jesus, “Here is the Lamb of God…

The genealogy of Jesus - The Reverend Richard Wyld, Assistant Curate

A sermon for Evensong, preached at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday January 15th 2017 by The Reverend Richard Wyld, Assistant Curate A couple of years back I read the fascinating account of the theologian and broadcaster Robert Beckford’s journey to learn about his forebears, and in particular those who had been slaves…


Sunday 8th January 2017

The gifts of the Magi - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Associate Priest

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 8th January 2017 by the Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Associate Priest   When it came to taking down our Christmas cards this year, I was struck by the huge number of cards depicting the arrival of the Wise Men complete…


Sunday 1st January 2017

Seeing Jesus - The Vicar, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 1 January 2017, preached by the Vicar, Canon Eric Woods A bit like the supermarkets, which will no doubt soon be selling hot cross buns and Easter eggs, the Church gets some of its feasts and fasts rather muddled at…