Francis, a saint for today

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist on the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 4thOctober 2020 by the Revd Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar Ever since I was a child and I received at Sunday school a picture of St Francis standing with birds on…
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A sermon for the Parish Eucharist

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist on Sunday 23rd August 2020 preached in Sherborne Abbey on Trinity 11 by the Revd. Christopher Huitson. The Duke of Edinburgh, famous for his quips and quotable comments, is reputed to have said to the queen on the day of her coronation: “where did…
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Generous Love

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 2nd August 2020 by the Revd Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar The passage from the gospel of Matthew shows us a very compassionate side of Jesus. It is easy to skip on to the Feeding of the 5000 and…
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“I see the heavens opened”

A sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, 10 May, recorded in the dining room of Sherborne Vicarage From our first reading, the story of the death of Stephen, the first Christian martyr: “Filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus…
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The Shepherd and the Gate

A sermon for the Sherborne Abbey Eucharist, recorded in the Vicarage for Sunday 3 May 2020 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods It’s frustrating – it really is – when the set reading for the day tells only half the story. And that happens today. In John chapter 10 Jesus…
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The Bread of Life

A sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, recorded in the dining room of Sherborne Vicarage by Canon Eric Woods, 26 April 2020. There is a rubric in the Book of Common Prayer, today more honoured in the breach than in the observance, which declares, quite uncompromisingly, ‘And note, that every Parishioner…
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