Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 946 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 27th May 2018

Let’s have a good gossip about the Trinity - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Trinity Sunday, 27 May 2018, by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Gossip, officially, has a bad press. Here’s a typical quote: ‘Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticise others will start criticising you as soon as you…


Sunday 20th May 2018

Come, Holy Spirit - The Reverend Jane Craw, Team Vicar

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist preached in Sherborne Abbey at Pentecost, 20th May 2018 by The Reverend Jane Craw   The Saturday before last I went to Salisbury for my college reunion. There I met up with friends with whom I had trained to be a teacher way back in…


Thursday 10th May 2018

The Ascension - The Reverend Jane Craw, Team Vicar

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist preached in Sherborne Abbey on Ascension Day, Thursday 10 May 2018 by The Reverend Jane Craw.   I met one of our congregation the other day and asked if she were coming to an Ascension Day service. ‘Yes!’ she said with great enthusiasm. ‘We would…


Sunday 6th May 2018

Love one another - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 6 May 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Dr Murray Dell, who died in 2015, was for some years Vicar of Lyme Regis, and before that Dean of St George’s Cathedral, Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Sadly I…


Sunday 29th April 2018

Abide in Me - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 29th April 2018 by the Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar   Before I was ordained a friend in Longburton offered to make me a white stole for my ordination. She asked what I would like to go on the…


Sunday 22nd April 2018

Following the Good Shepherd - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 22 April 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Jesus said, ‘I am the good shepherd’, and perhaps because we live in a rural county where the sight of sheep – and lambs at this time of year…


Sunday 15th April 2018

A leap of faith - The Reverend Sister Isabel Keegan FJ

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 15 April 2018 by The Reverend Sister Isabel Keegan, FJ, on her last Sunday as a member of the Sherborne clergy team.   A few weeks ago Sister Annmarie and I went to the cinema to see a movie…

Listening to God’s plan - The Reverend Sister Ann-Marie Stuart FJ

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 15 April 2018 by The Reverend Sister Ann-Marie Stuart FJ   Listen to me my people, give heed to me, my people, my salvation shall be for ever, my deliverance never ended. (Taken from Isaiah 51) Moving is a very complex…


Sunday 8th April 2018

They rejoiced when they saw the Lord - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Holy Communion at Castleton Church, preached on Sunday 8 April 2018 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 1st April 2018

Do not cling to me - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Mattins on Easter Day, preached on 1st April 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Monsignor Ronald Knox, Roman Catholic Chaplain to the University of Oxford in the 1930’s, once described a discussion at a students’ society: ‘The prevailing attitude … was one of heavy disagreement with…