Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 989 sermons in the archive.


Monday 18th March 2019

Compline Address 2 – Faith under Fire! - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

Sermons for Compline in Lent 2019, based on the First Letter of Peter ‘Christian Character and Identity [1: 13 – 2:10]: preached by The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar, on Monday 18th March 2019   I’d like to begin this evening by just refreshing our memories about this letter from Peter;…


Sunday 17th March 2019

Total loss, total gain - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Mattins at Castleton Church, and Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 17 March 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Today’s reading from St Luke’s Gospel [13.31-35] encapsulates in a few short lines two conflicting emotions which all human beings feel from time to time:…


Monday 11th March 2019

Compline Address 1 – Faith under Fire! - The Reverend Jane Craw, Team Vicar

Sermons for Compline in Lent 2019, based on the First Letter of Peter ‘Hope in a time of trial’ [1: 1 – 12]: preached by The Reverend Jane Craw, Team Vicar, on Monday 11th March 2019 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus,…


Sunday 10th March 2019

A testing time - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 10 March 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   In September 1928 the Journal of Immunology published a paper by Peter Heinbecker and Edith Irvine-Jones entitled ‘The Susceptibility of Eskimos to the Common Cold’. Put simply, the reason why…


Wednesday 6th March 2019

Honest to God - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist on Ash Wednesday 2019, preached in Sherborne Abbey on 6 March 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   It is, at first sight, a strange choice for an Ash Wednesday Gospel, the story of the woman taken in adultery [John 8.2-11]. The Church…


Sunday 3rd March 2019

By Cross to Crown - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 3 March 2019 by the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest   Weddings, and the privilege of conducting them, are part of the joy of being a priest. Some weddings need a licence, by which a priest has the authority to…

From one degree of glory to another - The Right Reverend Richard Atkinson, Bishop of Bedford

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 3 March 2019 by The Right Reverend Richard Atkinson, Bishop of Bedford    And all of us … are being transformed into the same image from one degree to another [2 Corinthians 3.18].  St Paul writing to the…


Sunday 17th February 2019

Resurrection first and last - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 17 February 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   At his death, Jesus received the gift of a tomb, a rich man’s tomb, a tomb in a garden cemetery. Joseph of Arimathea had probably not intended it…

The parable of the labourers - The Reverend Guntars Reboks, Assistant Curate

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 17 February 2019 by The Reverend Guntars Reboks, Assistant Curate   This parable [Matthew 20. 1-16], just like many parables of Jesus, can be looked at from different perspectives. There is the man who started his work early in the…


Sunday 10th February 2019

Plants in the wrong place - The Reverend Christopher Huitson

A sermon for Epiphany 5, preached at Castleton Church on Sunday 10 February 2019 by The Reverend Christopher Huitson   Vicarages and their gardens are very variable. It seems that frequently a Vicar who quite likes gardening follows one who finds even cutting the grass a wretched chore. One of…