Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 1037 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 10th November 2019

Swear you will never forget - Major General John Stokoe CB CBE

A sermon for the Remembrance Sunday Service at Sherborne Abbey, preached on 10 November 2019 by Major General John Stokoe, CB, CBE 101 years since the signing of the Armistice in 1918 and the birth of national remembrance. 80 years since the outbreak of the Second World War; the 75th…


Sunday 3rd November 2019

St Luke and tax collectors! - Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 3 November by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   A few weeks ago, on 15th September, I preached on the Sunday Gospel reading, from Luke chapter 15, in which the scribes and the Pharisees were complaining about the…

Heaven: - Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 3 November 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   The story of the raising of Lazarus which we heard read just now [John 11. 32-44] has been called an ‘enacted parable’, and so it is. Jesus tells Martha “I am the…


Sunday 27th October 2019

A Closer Walk - Revd Leslie McCreadie

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 27th October 2019 by the Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar I wonder how many of you can remember the piece by the Two Ronnies and John Cleese where the three of them stand in a row looking up to…


Sunday 20th October 2019

George Herbert on Prayer - Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

A sermon for Mattins at Castleton Church, preached on Sunday 20 October 2019 by Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes “‘This shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel…’ saith the Lord: ‘I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and…

Love and judgement - Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 20 October 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods If you were to read the first of St Luke’s volumes in the New Testament, the Gospel which bears his name (the second volume, of course, is the Acts of the…


Sunday 13th October 2019

Living Lord - The Reverend Robert Green

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 13 October 2019 by The Reverend Robert Green Nearly a thousand years separate the two accounts of healing which we heard as the Old Testament reading and the Gospel this morning. What is even more remarkable is that…


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…