Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 1025 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 15th September 2019

Lost and found - Canon Eric Woods

  Lost and found: 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…

The Importance of Remembering - Canon Eric Woods

  The Importance of Remembering: 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…


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 taken…


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…

I believe in angels - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 25 August 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   I believe in angels. I know: I once met one. She was young, blonde and beautiful. I know what you are thinking – poor old chap: typical male fantasy. But…


Sunday 18th August 2019

Bringing fire to the earth - The Reverend Christopher Huitson

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 18 August 2019 for Trinity 9 by The Reverend Christopher Huitson.   A boy asked his father what Armageddon meant but his father did not know and could not help which made the boy rather cross. His father…


Sunday 11th August 2019

Refugees-or heros? - Canon Tim Biles

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 11th August 2019 by Canon Tim Biles   There are two passages in today’s readings which have excited me. One from the Epistle and one from the Gospel. I want to share why they excite me and I…


Sunday 28th July 2019

Ask, search, knock - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 28 July 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Several times in St Luke’s Gospel, Jesus not only teaches his disciples how to pray; he also encourages them to be persistent in prayer. In today’s Gospel reading…


Sunday 21st July 2019

The Woman with a Past - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Evensong of the Eve of the Feast of St Mary Magdalene, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 21 July 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Tomorrow is St. Mary Magdalene’s Day. At Castleton Church, dedicated to her, they anticipated the Feast this morning to celebrate…