Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 880 sermons in the archive.


Monday 20th March 2017

Faith Works: Compline Address 3 - The Reverend Jono Tregale

Compline addresses preached during Lent 2017 to accompany the Sherborne Churches Together Ecumenical Study Groups exploring the Epistle of St James   3.  James 2.14-3.12: preached on 20 March 2017 by The Reverend Jono Tregale   As we have journeyed through Lent this year we have been exploring the Epistle…


Sunday 19th March 2017

Into the depths - The Vicar, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Mattins at Castleton Church and Evensong at the Abbey, preached on Sunday 19 March 2017 by the Vicar, Canon Eric Woods For me, one of the most chilling short sentences in all the Bible occurs in St Luke’s Gospel, where Luke adds a detail not found in Matthew…


Monday 13th March 2017

Faith Works: Compline Address 2 - The Reverend Jane Craw, Associate Priest

Faith works: Compline addresses preached during Lent 2017 to accompany the Sherborne Churches Together Ecumenical Study Groups exploring the Epistle of St James   James 1:19 – 2:13: preached on 13 March 2017 by The Reverend Jane Craw An American lady walked into church late and asked one of the…


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…