Sermons from Sherborne

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

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There are 1077 sermons in the archive.


Wednesday 8th April 2020

‘Done on the Cross’: meditations for Holy Week 2020 - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

  3) Christ the Substitute   Thou alone wast counted worthy this world’s ransom to sustain, that a shipwrecked race for ever might a port of refuge gain, with the sacred blood anointed of the Lamb for sinners slain. So wrote Venantius Fortunatus in the 6th century. Having in my…


Tuesday 7th April 2020

‘Done on the Cross’: meditations for Holy Week 2020 - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

  2) Christ the Ransom   It was Archbishop Rowan Williams who, in a much humbler incarnation over 40 years ago, when he was my Doctrine Tutor at Cambridge, introduced me to the work of the Russian Orthodox theologian, Vladimir Lossky. Lossky died in 1958, but his work lives on,…


Monday 6th April 2020

‘Done on the Cross’: meditations for Holy Week 202 - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

1) Christ the Victor   On Good Friday, at the Mount of Calvary, My son was done on the cross, nailed with nailes three   Yes, but what exactly was “done” on the Cross? That is, what was achieved? What difference did the Cross make to the human condition? What…


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

“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…

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…


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…