Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 1064 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 22nd March 2020

Transfiguration - Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

Each year, on this Sunday next before Lent, we have the theme of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. The hearing of this wonderful story, and the preaching of it, can prepare us for the challenges and austerity of the Season of Lent, shortly to come upon us on Ash Wednesday….


Thursday 19th March 2020

On prayer: - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

The fifth of five addresses for Compline at Sherborne Abbey on the Mondays of Lent 2020, due to be given on 30 March 2020 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods. In the event, the address was not delivered as all public services had by then been suspended on the instructions…


Wednesday 18th March 2020

On prayer - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

The fourth of five addresses for Compline at Sherborne Abbey on the Mondays of Lent 2020, due to be given on 23 March 2020 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods. In the event, the address was not delivered as all public services had by then been suspended on the instructions…


Monday 16th March 2020

On prayer - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

The third of five addresses for Compline at Sherborne Abbey on the Mondays of Lent 2020, John 2. 1-11: On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine…


Sunday 15th March 2020

Meeting at Jacob’s Well - Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

Today’s long Gospel is one of the most intriguing and beautiful stories in the whole Gospel narrative. I think that we need to reflect and consider the importance of the well featured in this story. This is none other than Jacob’s Well, which has a rich history and connection with…

“What do you want me to do for you?” - The Reverend Jono Tregale, Team Vicar

Picture the scene. A well-known celebrity arrives at the launch-event for her latest album or book. Outside the venue are hordes of waiting fans – some having travelled many miles to be there, at great cost. Some have even been camped outside since the day before to ensure that they…


Monday 9th March 2020

On prayer - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

The second of five addresses for Compline at Sherborne Abbey on the Mondays of Lent 2020. Mark 10. 46-52: They came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that…


Sunday 8th March 2020

Lift high the Cross - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

Lift high the Cross: a sermon for Morning Service at Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, From this morning’s second reading, John 3. 14-16: Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. For God…


Monday 2nd March 2020

On prayer - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

The first of five addresses for Compline at Sherborne Abbey on the Mondays of Lent 2020, 1 Samuel 3.1-10: Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow…


Sunday 1st March 2020

Lost, or found? - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

It will not surprise you that Sandra and I are now in the throes of that exercise known as “downsizing”. I have to tell you that it is a depressing job. Live for 27 years in a seven-bedroomed Victorian wind tunnel, and you discover that all sorts of “stuff” accumulates….