Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 982 sermons in the archive.


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…


Sunday 18th November 2018

Christ will come again - The Reverend Robert Green

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 18 November 2018 by The Reverend Robert Green   I wonder if like me you can remember where you were and what you were doing on 11th September 2001 when the news came through of the attacks on the…

The Parables of Jesus - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 18 November 2018 by the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest   “Jesus is the best storyteller that the world has ever known.” This claim has been made time and time again in the history of the Christian Church – and how…


Sunday 11th November 2018

Moods of Remembrance - Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Fry, KCB, CBE

A sermon for the Service of Remembrance at Sherborne Abbey on 11 November 2018, given by Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Fry, KCB, CBE   Remembrance is about the dead of all wars and there are those of you here today who will have recent conflicts in mind, especially the Wars of 9/11….