Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 1030 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 6th October 2019

Mustard seeds and mulberry trees - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 6 October 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   From this morning’s Gospel reading [Luke 17.5-10]: “The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ The Lord replied, ‘If you had faith the size of a mustard…

‘Creationtide’ all year - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

A sermon for Evensong preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 6th October 2019 by the Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar   For the last five weeks the Church of England has been keeping ‘Creationtide’ or the Season of Creation.  It is the period in our liturgical calendar dedicated to God…


Sunday 29th September 2019

For the Feast of St Michael and All Angels - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 29 September 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   The Feast of St Michael and All Angels – Michaelmas Day – tends to slip by unnoticed whenever it is celebrated on a weekday, and here at the…


Sunday 22nd September 2019

Integrity - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Mattins at St Mary Magdalene, Castleton, preached on Sunday 22 September 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   The trouble with dividing the Gospels into chunks for public reading is that so often we are denied the actual context of the passage. But in today’s reading…


Sunday 15th September 2019

Lost and found - Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 15 September 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   What, do you think, do these objects have in common: a life-sized Spider Man doll; a stuffed puffer fish; a human skull; a box full of dentures and a…

The Importance of Remembering - Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Battle of Britain Sunday, 15 September 2019, by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Over twenty years ago I received from my uncle a photograph which meant so much to me that I framed it, and it now occupies pride of place…

Evil in the world - Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

A sermon for Mattins at Castleton Church, preached on Sunday 15 September 2019 by Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes   “The Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people” (Exodus 32:14). This morning’s readings are about repentance (Exodus 32: 7-14; Luke 15: 1-10). Jesus’ parables of the Lost…


Sunday 8th September 2019

They that go down to the sea in ships - Canon Simon Everett, Rector of Wareham

A sermon for Merchant Navy Sunday, preached at the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey by the Revered Canon Simon Everett, Rector of Wareham, on Sunday 8 September 2019   It is good to know that there are churches commemorating and celebrating the Merchant Navy, which so often goes unnoticed and…


Sunday 1st September 2019

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

The Testimony of John the Baptist a sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 1 September 2019 by the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest   ‘He must increase, but I must decrease’. This is the extraordinary and yet wonderful acclamation made by John the Baptist in the Fourth…


Sunday 25th August 2019

The supremacy of love - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

A sermon for Mattins at Castleton, preached on Sunday 25 August 2019 by the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest   The Second Lesson is the Gospel reading for today (Luke 13.10-17.) St Luke tells a familiar story of Jesus healing on the Sabbath and being criticized and opposed by the…