Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 975 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 13th January 2019

Sifting Chaff - The Reverend Ron Martin, Associate Priest and Head of Chaplaincy Services at Dorset County Hospital

A sermon preached at the Parish Eucharist on Sunday 13th January 2019 by The Reverend Ron Martin, Associate Priest (and Head of Chaplaincy Services at Dorset County Hospital). Isaiah 43:1-7; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22. The seventeenth verse in our Gospel for this morning states that, “His winnowing-fork is in…


Sunday 6th January 2019

Thoughts from Christmas cards - Canon Tim Biles

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on the Feast of the Epiphany, Sunday 6 January 2019, by Canon Tim Biles   Today is the day to take down the Christmas tree and those Christmas cards. Done it already? Naughty, naughty! You haven’t followed the Abbey example. Behold!…

More thoughts from Christmas cards - Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

A sermon preached by Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes at Evensong in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 6th January, the Feast of the Epiphany.   In his sermon this morning Canon Tim Biles spoke about those Christmas cards he had received which depicted the three Wise Men in various moods, guises and stages of…


Sunday 30th December 2018

Where is Jesus?: - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 30th December 2018 by the Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar   I can only remember losing my daughter once. Do you remember when Tesco’s was where WILKOS is now in Yeovil? I was queuing at the deli counter and…


Tuesday 25th December 2018

The World’s Danger - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

  When you came out tonight you checked the fire or the central heating, adjusted the lights, locked the door, and then walked or drove through the night to be here. And I want to wish you a very happy and joyful Christmas, and a peaceful and prosperous New Year….

Where the world is most at home - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

Sir Winston Churchill, when talking of the Church, used to quote the great Victorian Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, who saw himself as a buttress of the Church, supporting it from the outside, rather than a pillar, supporting it from within. I have no doubt that is the attitude of many…


Sunday 16th December 2018

Dance and rejoice even in Advent - Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 16th December 2018 by the Revd Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar   May I speak in the name of the One who was, is, and will come again. Amen. I wonder if you learnt how to do the ’floss’ this…

St John the Baptist - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 16 December 2018 by the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest   John claims our attention on two of the four Sundays of Advent: last Sunday and today. John the Baptist is important because he prepared the world for the coming of…


Sunday 9th December 2018

When is Bible Sunday not Bible Sunday? - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Holy Communion preached at Castleton Church on Sunday 9 December 2018, the Second Sunday of Advent, by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   As and when this sermon appears on the Abbey website, it will have the title When is Bible Sunday not Bible Sunday? The answer…


Sunday 25th November 2018

The Kingship of Christ - The Reverend Christopher Huitson

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 25 November 2018 by The Reverend Christopher Huitson   A great number of stories have adhered to the great conductor Sir Thomas Beecham. Perhaps the most well-known concerns him meeting a grand lady whom he only half recognised. Desperately…