Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 967 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 21st October 2018

Who then can be saved? - The Reverend Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

A sermon preached on Sunday 21 October 2018 at Evensong in Sherborne Abbey by the Reverend Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes.   What strange people Jesus collected around himself!  And it seems from our second lesson this evening (Luke 3: 7-18) that the process began even before the outset of his ministry….


Sunday 14th October 2018

Treasure in heaven - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Eucharist at Salisbury Cathedral preached on Sunday 14th October by The Rector of Sherborne, Canon Eric Woods   Were I ever to write my memoirs, I would be tempted to call them Things they didn’t teach me at theological college. The problem is, the book would be…


Sunday 7th October 2018

Not alone - The Reverend Jane Craw, Team Vicar

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 7 October 2018 by The Reverend Jane Craw   In the same way that our Gospel passage takes us to the beginning of creation where God created male and female, I should, for a moment, like us to indulge…

Kingdom rules - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Mattins at Castleton Church, preached on Sunday 7 October 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   In the last two or three months, I have been deeply involved in a passionate email relationship with two young ladies. They are passionately in love with their fiancés and they…


Sunday 30th September 2018

George Herbert and Harvest - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Harvest Festival at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 30 September 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Yesterday I had the pleasure of giving a talk to the Salisbury Diocesan Branch of the Prayer Book Society, meeting at Wilton, just a few short steps away from the…


Sunday 23rd September 2018

“Who can find a good wife?” Proverbs 31.10 - The Reverend Christopher Huitson

A sermon preached at Castleton Church on Sunday 23 September 2018 by The Reverend Christopher Huitson   A church notice, not I hasten to add in this church, ran as follows: “Mothers’ Union sale of unwanted items. Please bring your husbands.” Or how about: Eve was so jealous of Adam…


Sunday 16th September 2018

Take up the Cross – the way to follow Jesus - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey

The source of the river Jordan is one of the most beautiful and dramatic places on Earth. We know it as Caesarea Philippi: the place where Jesus asked his disciples about his identity. The story that we heard just now comes halfway through Mark’s Gospel, the first one to be…


Sunday 2nd September 2018

Cups, pots and kettles - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 2 September 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   I guess that all of us who think we still have some travelling days in us have our wish lists. For example, I have no desire whatsoever to visit…

Law and the heart – the teaching of Jesus - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

A sermon for Mattins at Castleton Church, preached on Sunday 2 September 2018 by the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest   Today’s Second Lesson [Mark 7.1-8, 14-15, 21-23] deals with the question of rules and regulations. These verses in Mark’s Gospel, dealing with purity laws and eating food, are probing subjects…


Sunday 26th August 2018

Holy Days and Holidays - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 26 August 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   In the Church Calendar, this week is a week of saints’ days. Tomorrow is the Feast of St Monica, the mother of St Augustine of Hippo, whose own Feast Day is…