Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 937 sermons in the archive.


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…

Alleluia? - Canon Tim Biles

An Easter Day sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on 1 April 2018 by Canon Tim Biles   Easter Day brings Alleluias a plenty but for some of us (and I am one) a little unease as well. So here are two things to share today: the…


Friday 30th March 2018

The Good Friday Three Hours’ Devotion - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

Conducted at Sherborne Abbey on Friday 30 March 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods Address 1: Dying, rising; dying, rising A good many years ago, Philip Toynbee in a review in The Observer remarked that whilst Christianity is not a tragic religion, and the crucifixion has never been seen…


Thursday 29th March 2018

An offering far too small - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Maundy Thursday 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Something I think all of us of a certain age dread is the gradual loss of mobility, of activity and of independence. To anyone used to an…


Sunday 25th March 2018

To go with Him in faith and love - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong on Palm Sunday, preached on 25 March 2018 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   This morning’s Palm Sunday procession from The Green, sadly without donkey, began with these words to the gathered crowd: Dear friends in Christ, during Lent we have been preparing by works of…


Monday 19th March 2018

Compline Address 5 – Rejoice in the Lord! - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

On unity, peace of mind, contentment, giving and true joy [4:2-23]: preached by the Revd Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar on Monday 19th March 2018   And so we come to the final Compline address – where did Lent go and have we made the best use of it? The final…


Sunday 18th March 2018

The Christian tribe? - The Reverend Guntars Reboks, Assistant Curate

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 18 March 2018 by The Reverend Guntars Reboks, Assistant Curate   Recently I spent three weeks on a placement in East London, Newham. And it led me think of what our Christian identity is. If we were to…


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…